Tuesday, February 27, 2007

Jim Davis' Animated Comic Strip

Seems to be a Jim Davis evening,
I came across a book I had tucked away, "U.S. Acres Runs Amuck: The Fourth Book", published in 1989.
U.S. Acres was another Jim Davis favorite of mine. It seemed that the gags used in the strip were a lot more "animated-inspired" than Garfield was.
U.S. Acres was part of the saturday morning "Garfied & Friends" show, and a lot of the strips were animated into little segments known as "U.S. Acres Quickies".
Not to sure if the strip was preperation of the upcoming animated series, but I always loved the wacky antics of these barnyard characters.

6 comments:

Jon Cooke said...

Brett Koth was the one responsible for the wackiness in the U.S. Acres strips, he even signed his name (along with Davis) on the ACRES comics during the strips final year or so.

J.E.Daniels said...

I have the fifth book where Brett Koth started to sign his name.
He was also responsible for the 90's Looney Tunes comic strip as well wasn't he?

Chris Sobieniak said...

There's also been a release in the UK of a book that contained the final couple months worth of the strip I believe.

You can check it out here...
http://www.platypuscomix.net/otherpeople2/cutsthecorn1.html

Anonymous said...

Bob Scott also drew the strip for as long as Brett Koth. Both Bob and Brett had an animation background. Brett was only allowed to sign his name because he did the lion's share of the writing. Bob is an animator who also worked at Warner Bros. and drew the Bugs Bunny strip along with animator Sawn Keller.

Anonymous said...

Check out Bob Scott's Molly and the Bear.

http://afterworks.blogspot.com/2008/07/bob-scott-molly-and-bear.html

Anonymous said...

You can now read Bob Scott's "Molly and the Bear" 5 times a week at Comics Sherpa.

http://www.comicssherpa.com/site/feature?uc_comic=cssee