Roy Jenkins’ Good-Girl Art

Brew reader Andy Kinyon writes in with a query:

Over ten years ago I was given two drawings. I guess youd call them pin-up cartoon girls. They’re signed JENKINS. On the back of one says, ROY JENKINS, 12625 Welby Way, N. Hollywood. Could it be the same animator who’s name appears on several Columbia Screen Gems cartoons (Cat-tastrophy, Big House Blues and Boston Beanie). Any information would be much appreciated.

Jenkins also did a stint at Walter Lantz in the 1960s. I’ll throw it open to our readers. Does anyone know anymore about the life and career of Roy Jenkins? These drawings (which seem to be inspired by the Bill Ward school) are pretty hot. (click on thumbnails below for larger image)

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  • Ed Henderson

    It was my pleasure to work at Screen Gems in 1945 & 1946 as an inbetweener of Roy Jenkins and other talented animators. My comment is that Roy certainly had the ability to draw the two drawings in question.
    The bio of Jenkins that appears under ‘animators’ somewhere on the internet should help determine if this was his work.

  • Tyler Jenkins

    That is the same Roy Jenkins. He is my Grandfather and i recognize the drawings.