Animators

Yearbook Drawings of Bob Clampett

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Someone is selling Bob Clampett’s 1930 high school yearbook on eBay. Clampett, one of the best known short cartoon directors of the Golden Age of Hollywood animation, directed dozens of Warner Bros. cartoons including Bugs Bunny Gets the Boid, A Tale of Two Kitties, A Corny Concerto, Coal Black and de Sebben Dwarfs, The Great Piggy Bank Robbery, and The Big Snooze, as well as created Beany & Cecil.

As a member of the yearbook staff, Clampett created numerous drawings for the 1930 volume of The Scroll, the yearbook for Glendale’s Herbert Hoover High School. He would have been sixteen years old at the time. Never being known for his drawing skills, Clampett’s early drawings bear that out and are cruder than the high school artwork I’ve seen for other Golden Age animation artists. His skills and abilities were elsewhere.

We’ve collected his yearbook drawings after the jump.


Bob Clampett Yearbook

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Bob Clampett Yearbook

Also, here’s a look at one of Clampett’s drawings from when he was twelve years old.