Tuesday, December 14, 2010

Tidbits

I recently got an email from a relative of George Rufle. I'm hoping to get some background info and a photo of him to post here in the near future. In the meantime here's a clip of George's animation from 'A Wolf in Sheik's Clothing'. (1948)



This drawing by Jack Ozark was auctioned on ebay.

I like that Jack chose to draw Popeye (apart from the white sailor hat) in the same style as his Bowsky/Johnson crew days while working at the Fleischer Studio.

Anyone know who drew this model sheet from Puppet Love?? (Facebook friends are not allowed to answer this question)

6 comments:

Mr. Cro said...

Is it me, or I see a name on that model sheet? I think the name is Jack Willis(???).
This looks like a Tyer model sheet.
But, I'm not excluding the possibilities this being drawn by Solomon or Henning

Bob Jaques said...

Before I answer I'll wait for some more guesses. I believe Jack Willis was an assistant animator who, according to Joe Oriolo, was found dead on a park bench.

Mr. Cro said...

Are there any news about George Rufle? It's been past 4 months now...

Bob Jaques said...

I'm waiting to hear back from the family member who contacted me.

Lyn said...

Thank you for posting the name Jack Willis. I have a full-color drawing done by him of a nurse Betty Boop holding a small Popeye in her arms, signed and dated by Jack Willis to my mother. I've never been able to learn anything about him.

Bob Jaques said...

Hi Lyn - would you be able to send me a picture of the drawing??