Cartoons and Railroads

Adriatic posted:

Etched....?? As interesting a choice as any for the composer to randomly insert after my text. ....there was an "and" in there too.

......I give up for now.

I dunno, I thought "etched" sounded pretty artsy -- perfect for this topic.  

I'm really dying to try drawing a cartoon that I have been planning since last week.  It involves a classic Sante Fe poster and my favorite little 1/48 scale chef.  Unfortunately, I'm still working on my dissertation (only three more years!), so no time to do more than plan.   Humm ... maybe I can do a photo mockup to post, if I ever take a vacation or perhaps just a typing break?  Stay tuned.

TRRR

 Yea, it "almost" fit the bill, but still annoying as a favorite inking pen acting up and leaking all over the last panel   

  It's on and off on being able to post at all. Even MS and Google composers are falling apart. MS broke my email accounts six months ago, admitted it, but can't figure out how and why. Here I can't embed, and reading is a pita without the right hand side recents column. You used to be able to request a desktop to get it, but hoopla only sends a "fake" now. It only has limited mobile features....not as fun to use the site as it once was, too hard to navigate now and half my posts are just plain totally lost as I hit post.

Scrolling fast loses them too.

Some folks manage to turn mock ups into a style...... "Cover #2"?  

I usually like raw art, but that looks like it was from Jr High days or something.....something too "off" for my liking.

"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





SeaboardM2, I like the way that you handled drawing the engine (your line in particular), the angle of the consist, and the cars that you chose for it.  Nicely done!  

It's interesting to have some great cartoon posts this evening.  Coincidentally, today I blew off the usual weekend school work and the (unusual) house cleaning, and have instead started work drafting my Santa Fe ad parody. Bought new magic markers and everything. (Boy, have they gone up in price. Ouch. I thought toy trains were expensive!)

Keep posting guys!

Tomlinson Run Railroad

  Seaboard, shoot me an email. I don't think you have one listed.

     I used "Superman" Action Comics" and "trains" in an image search for about 15-20 covers from golden to modern age. Empire builder, F's, steam, mabe a Vanderbilt(?).

  I think my fav was Superman stretched out as a plank for an engineer to walk across to safty on, from between his out of contol locomotive and the "cheezy" "Bat-head Batmobile" speeding along side them.

1939 Action Comics #10 is pretty cool to. Another Hafner/Wyandotte, lol.

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"Still trying to not shoot my eye out"

 

"Nursing insomnia one railcar at a time"

My aroma therapy? Smoke Pellets.

 





Good to hear from you TRRR and I agree on prices. I can't get used to the sticker shock when I venture out. I wanted to tell you that there was an article in the Pgh. news about a dentist in DuBois, Pa. who has a rail car collection. Bought the last two Ringling Bros. circus train coaches which he plan to turn in to a B&B. Also, on site he has a restaurant with a RR theme. There is, at ,least, one dining car where you sit and eat. Unfortunately I forget the name, I think Dr. Doolittle is in it but I will try to find.   Jim P.

Good to hear from you, too, Jim.  I hadn't heard about Doolittle's purchasing two Ringling Bros. rail cars.  Thanks very much for the update.  (I misplaced my index card with the details of where the other cars came from but that doc's gathering quite the collection.).  DuBois, PA also has a Historical Society with a railcar serving food.  You PA guys get all the railcar-restaurant fun :-).

Tomlinson Run Railroad

 

They interviewed the Doctor and he said that he is still looking for a steam engine.  My first sales job I went to DuBois and stayed in a not so fancy motel south of town. the next morning I was awakened by this loud rumbling noise shaking the walls, looked out back through a small window and there was a Conrail switcher right there !! Unfortunately I was too busy working and raising kids to be much in to rail fanning.  I am in NC now away from all that.

Ah, Jim, I knew you had moved but I didn't realize it was out of state.  This PM, I found my index card on Doolittle's Restaurant and its rail cars.  Ironically/comically, the index card was used as a bookmark for a 1937 Dick Tracy color cartoon with a train that I hadn't managed to scan yet :

The train wrecked car was a popular theme with Chester Gould in his pioneering and "stark" detective comic.

Tomlinson Run Railroad

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TomlinsonRunRR posted:

SeaboardM2, I like the way that you handled drawing the engine (your line in particular), the angle of the consist, and the cars that you chose for it.  Nicely done!  

It's interesting to have some great cartoon posts this evening.  Coincidentally, today I blew off the usual weekend school work and the (unusual) house cleaning, and have instead started work drafting my Santa Fe ad parody. Bought new magic markers and everything. (Boy, have they gone up in price. Ouch. I thought toy trains were expensive!)

Keep posting guys!

Tomlinson Run Railroad

There was a comic book convention here in my area.Any way I brought some art pens and pencils.It was about $27.00 bucks.I was having fun drawing that for a friend .Here is another one I did. 

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Adriatic posted:

  Seaboard, shoot me an email. I don't think you have one listed.

     I used "Superman" Action Comics" and "trains" in an image search for about 15-20 covers from golden to modern age. Empire builder, F's, steam, mabe a Vanderbilt(?).

  I think my fav was Superman stretched out as a plank for an engineer to walk across to safty on, from between his out of contol locomotive and the "cheezy" "Bat-head Batmobile" speeding along side them.

1939 Action Comics #10 is pretty cool to. Another Hafner/Wyandotte, lol.

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Have you ever seen this one.This was done in the late 1930s.By max flecher brothers who went on to do popeye cartoons for paramount pictures.I first saw this late night as a kid the local  pbs station  late night.This was on the week end.Any way you can tell there drew from life.They just left out a few lines.Any way all who see this enjoy.

fl9turbo2 posted:

IMG_0567I found this one at a warner bros store in Las Vegas in 2000 and bought it my love of trains and looney tones 

Think you could scan and post a copy?  I'd love to see the details, but no good scan of this seems to be online... 

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

M. Mitchell Marmel posted:
fl9turbo2 posted:

IMG_0567I found this one at a warner bros store in Las Vegas in 2000 and bought it my love of trains and looney tones 

Think you could scan and post a copy?  I'd love to see the details, but no good scan of this seems to be online... 

I will do my best its a big picture I will take it down and see if I can do it

jim pastorius posted:

I down loaded it in to my laptop then saved it in to Picasa, enlarged it 200%(most that would work) then  enhance the image with brightness and contrast. Not razor sharp but, I think, an 8x10 print would work. I can e-mail it to you, if you want.

Please do! 

It's crackers to give a rozzer the dropsy in snide!

 

Remember, SCROUNGE!

OK, so I've gone on a bit about how earlier eras' political and railroad cartoons seemed to be in decline as rail transportation decreased.  But now trains, subways, and trolleys of all eras are showing up with great frequency in modern graphic novels -- especially the detective-style/noir genre stories. 

Every week, I pick up a new novel to read and get pages full of beautifully illustrated trains.  Due to tight bindings or online copies, most of these can't be scanned. So instead, please humor me while I stretch the limits of the original post (and the good graces of the original poster) and share a graphic novel of sorts for your viewing and reading pleasure.

I was just about to donate the following book to my library when I opened it to the page that said that it was dedicated to the Bangor and Aroostook Railroad.  Well, THAT got my attention.  I immediately sat down and read it.  It went right on the shelf with my railroad books.

What a charming, illustrated railroad story!  I'd read it decades ago when a Maine relative gave it to me as an example of "Maine"; I honestly didn't get it and never picked it up to read again.  I won't reveal the ending involving a hot box, but this later edition has helpful footnotes to explain all the railroad terms and details like local attitudes about conductors on the BAR.  My sister was right, it's got "Maine" written all over it -- literally.  Apparently, some other RRs adapted the story but it doesn't say which ones.

Anyone else enjoy this little steam story with the cartoon-like illustrations?

Tomlinson Run Railroad

 

 

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Well....the admins got alerts about this thread going pretty much off from what the OP intended....even to the point that discussion that had very little to nothing to do about real trains and cartoons depicting real trains.  So...in order to avoid the thread being locked or worse deleted, time was spent cleaning it up.  PLEASE stay on the OP's original theme....this is a good thread so lets not derail it...THANKS!

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