Posting Pause Passes!
Sorry it's been awhile since I've posted, but I've been up to my inkwells in work. Hopefully, I'll share some of it with you shortly, as well as do some of the posts I've been promising, including details of my trip to Harry Pottersville and the movie that haunts my dreams/nightmares.
Until then, here are a few more of the Richie Rich pages that were recently returned to me. They are from a long time ago, so no apologies for my drawing flaws. One thing I cannot take credit/blame for, however, is the design of Richie's faithful butler, Cadbury. The designs for the comic were from the syndicated Richie TV show, and I was obliged to follow them. I had no problems with most of the other characters' looks, but I felt the designers on the show really dropped the ball with Cadbury. Granted, he was a difficult character to render well, and even some of the Harvey artists had trouble with him (fans will know of whom I speak). Even so, the designers on the show reduced him to the neckless wonder you see above. Believe me, and I say this with no pride, my renderings are an improvement on how he looked on the show.
For an example of how Cadbury should really look, check out these examples from Mykal's blog. The examples you'll see there were drawn by Harvey artist extraordinaire, Ernie Colon. Nobody, but NOBODY, could draw Cadbury like Ernie! It pains me to say this, but even my hero, Warren Kremer, couldn't come close.
All design issues aside, one thing I liked about doing this story was getting to draw the villain, The Onion. This rascal with the super-stinky onion addiction was a favorite of mine as a kid, so it was fun to get a chance to draw him "professionally". As an added bonus, since The Onion wasn't featured on the TV cartoon, I got to draw him as I saw fit. Any grief on his design, I'll accept.
One last note: Not sure who did the inks or letters on this, but they look serviceable to me.