From the early 1950s through the late '80s, the Disney studio created Sunday comics adaptations of more than one hundred twenty of their animated and live-action films. The chronological all-star line-up in this second volume reflects the maturation and diversity of the studio's releases: Sleeping Beauty, The Legends of Davy Crockett, The Littlest Outlaw, The Great Locomotive Chase, Lambert the Sheepish Lion, Westward Ho the Wagons!, Gus and Jaq, Johnny Tremain, Perri, Old Yeller, The Seven Dwarfs and the Witch Queen, The Light in the Forest, and The Shaggy Dog. These classics were illustrated by Disney stalwarts Jesse Marsh, Floyd Gottfredson, Ken Hultgren, and Julius Svendsen.
About the Author
Frank Reilly (1906-77) was trained as an artist in New York and worked for AP Newsfeatures as comics and cartoon editor. He joined Disney as head of its comic strip department in January 1946. He wrote at least one comic strip, Scorchy Smith, when he was with AP Newsfeatures.
Jesse Marsh (1907-66), a native of Alabama, started work for Disney even earlier, in 1940, making preliminary sketches for proposed feature cartoons. He was laid off after the famous 1941 strike, served in the army (only briefly), and returned to Disney in 1943. He left again in 1946 to embark on a free-lance career illustrating comic Books'>Books.