Thursday, October 04, 2007

GHOSTLY GHASTLY CARTOONS

Marvin Townsend’s Ghostly Ghastly Cartoons was one of my favorite books from childhood. I read these cartoons over and over and I’m surprised my original copy is still in good condition.

Some of my favorites –






8 comments:

Kirk D. said...

Aw man, you beat me to this one. (I'm posting on it this weekend) Well, at least most of my selections are different :)

My mom picked this book up for me at a garage sale when I was a kid. Like you I read it constantly. I always liked the illustration style too.
Once again I'm amazed at our common histories.

Stephen said...

Very nice. Thanks for posting these, Todd!

Shawn Robare said...

The desert island gag is priceless...

Todd Franklin said...

Kirk - Oops that's like showing up at the prom in the same prom dress! Of course I didn't post all the cartoons, so go for it! Yeah, chalk this one up for one of the many parallel memories we have. (Insert Twilight Zone theme here)

Stephen - Glad to do it and thanks for all your nice comments!

Shawn - That's always been my favorite. It actually kind of scared me as a kid.

Max the drunken severed head said...

Funny, but I too had planned to use some of these! Classics from our kiddie-dom.

Kirk-- I'll be using something else, so I'll curious to see which ones you like best.

If only there had MORE collections of cartoons in a spooky vein!

Luis said...

Marvin Townsend is still alive at the age of 95. He is famous for drawing the wordless multi-panel strip "Ali" for "Treasure Chest" comics in the '60s and early '70s.

And I've always loved his style!

Anonymous said...

He is not alive

chad dailey said...

Marvin was my grandfather, he passed several years ago, but his work will always remain priceless. I have boxes/thousands of cartoons of his that had been published. The best ones though were all the personal cartoons he made for me growing up, and after I entered the fire service, is was all bets off. This gave him a whole new aspect to do his cartoons on. It makes me happy to see people still admire his work. Cartoons where his Passion 2nd to family, which is why all his work came from his studio in his quaint little house in Kansas City, despite his school mate Walt Disney trying to employ him and get him to relocate. Thanks