Friday, March 11, 2011

Four Color Friday: Dalmatian Animation

Here's a quick crash course on animation, courtesy of Dell Four Color Comics #1183 which featured an adaptation of 101 Dalmatians.  This special feature appeared on the inside back cover of that comic book and was in many ways a storyboard of the making of the film.  The xerography process, pioneered on 101 Dalmatians, was even mentioned.  Al Hubbard provided the art for the one one-page feature; the text is uncredited.

The issue included the 32-page adaptation of the movie drawn by Hubbard.  The inside front cover showcased black and white stills from the film and a summary of the story.  The back cover featured Dalmatian Diary, a history of the breed as told by Pongo and also illustrated by Hubbard.