Friday, July 29, 2011

South of the Border Sunday - April 4, 1943

Up until I recently when I found a few Jose Carioca Sunday strips on e-bay, I had no idea that any strips based on the South American features existed. I love The Three Caballeros so I really couldn't resist. I have a few to share so stay tuned. Anybody have any idea who the artist was?


Gwynn.D.Earl said...

Great blog..

Now heres a shameless plug:

What's NEW from
'Bad-Eye-Deers Animations':


ramapith said...

Hi Mark,

You can find an index of the Jose Carioca Sunday strips here.

The examples you published were drawn by Bob Grant and Karl Karpé (the earlier page) and Paul Murry and Dick Moores (the later one).

The José Sunday strip succeeded the Silly Symphonies Sunday; it was later replaced by a Panchito strip, which was itself then replaced with Uncle Remus (so you can see how this worked in succession).

Only a couple isolated Sundays from the José series have been reprinted in modern US comics, but they're incredibly popular in Brazil, where local Disney cartoonists followed up on the Sundays' continuity and cast of characters when starting their own José series (which continues today).