TOBY BLUTH DOES POPEYE & BETTY BOOP

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The Great American Ink animation gallery in Brentwood, CA has commissioned animation artist and director Toby Bluth (brother of Don) to create paintings based on Max Fleischer’s Betty Boop and Popeye. The Boop-Oop-A-Doop Collection will be unveiled with an artists reception on June 8th at 6:30pm. It’s an interesting mix of styles (Toby’s lush watercolor late-1930s feel combined with the grittier early-30s Fleischer). Not all the pieces are displayed online, so a trip to the gallery is worth it. (And they have some killer original pieces from Warner Bros. and Disney.)