Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Is This Stanley's Work? "Frosty the Snowman," Four-Color 359, 1951

JOYVILLE, a great blog by the very talented Gabriel Corbera, has just posted what appears to be a "Frosty the Snowman" story that appears to be by John Stanley.

What do you think? It has many Stanley-ian "tells." It could have been written by Frank Thomas, a journeyman cartoonist/writer who seemingly modeled himself after Stanley's example in the 1940s.

The general darkness of the story points it in Stanley's direction. As ever, I welcome your input. Some of these "Is This Stanley's Work" pieces are really tough calls.

Be sure to peruse Gabriel's delightful site... there are hours of great links and postings in Joyville!

PS; Apologies for the formerly confusing headline... those are the risks of the auto-complete function in Blogger!

1 comment:

Gabriel said...

Thanks for your nice words and linking, Frank. You're honoring me by making possible to be in your terrific site in some way. Despite my ignorance!