Tag Archives: Illustration

Technicolor sides with Strikers

Here’s an interesting handbill.  Dated July 11 (1941), it advertises the support of the color film processors’ union for the Disney strikers. Caricatured below is Walt, hiding behind Willie Bioff.  The company hired Bioff to represent the company during arbitration … Continue reading

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Sergeant Babbitt, WWII Hero

Happy Memorial Day, America!  In honor of our troops, past and present, I give you a sampling of some records of Art Babbitt’s military history. If you worked in Hollywood at the outbreak of America’s involvement in WWII, you may … Continue reading

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Illustrator for Hire, 1928

In 1928, Arthur Babbitt was a real New Yorker. He was a successful freelance artist, working in his own studio near Times Square, engaged to a cute brunette from Brooklyn, and all before he was 21 years old.  This was … Continue reading

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More Alice In Wonderland Character Designs

After I previously posted some Babbitt drawings of characters for Lou Bunin’s Alice in Wonderland, I stumbled across a tribute website that his daughter, Amy, put together.  She writes: “Lou began working on Alice in 1946, just after the end of … Continue reading

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Art Babbitt’s New York

Art Babbitt (neé Babitsky) and his family moved from Sioux City, Iowa to New York City in 1924, at the age of 16.  Art left for the Disney Studios in Hollywood in 1932, when he was 24. Not only is … Continue reading

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