Seattle-based author, artist Frank M. Young has spent the last six years studying the work of comic artist/writer John Stanley in his excellent Stanley Stories blog. His new online project is to throughly examine the films of animator Tex Avery - particularly his Warner Bros. cartoons during the formative years (1936-1941) that led to Avery's later masterpieces at MGM (1942-1954).
Supervised By Fred Avery: Tex Avery's Warner Brothers Cartoons has just begun - it's initial blog post went up on Sunday, a close-up look at Avery's first cartoon for Leon Schlesinger, Gold Diggers of '49 - a cartoon starring a forgettable feline named "Beans", and in a supporting role, a large obese Porky Pig. Frank's a great writer and his insights here will make great reading. Bookmark this one - it should be an informative and hilarious ride.