Saturday, September 26, 2009

Yes? Yes? Yes?

Yes, superstition can be retroactive.


  1. That lovely opening panel struck me for the similarity of Howland and Churchy's poses to the poses of Christopher Robin walking across a log at the end of 'Winnie The Pooh and the Blustery Day' . . which would have been in production right when this strip was published!

    Coincidence?? Or were Disney animators drawing inspiration from their former coworker???

  2. Who's to say? There were any number of similarities between the Okefenokee and the Hundred-Acre Wood.

    Among other inspirations such as Harrison Cady's forest folk, Kelly could well himself have been inspired in part by the original E H Shepard Pooh illustrations from the 1920s, and it would be fun if it came full circle to Disney. But the original Pooh books probably had its share of Pooh illustrations that were similar to this?