In part 3 of his reminiscences of Moe Gollub, Mark Kirkland talks about Moe's time on the east coast in Comic Book Land (Dell comics and Tarzan), Moe's years at Hanna-Barbera, and Moe hiring a young Cal Arts artist named Mark Kirkland to be his assistant.
ABOVE: Models for Wilbur from Charlotte's Web (1973) BELOW: Cover for Dell Comics Tarzan #71 (August 1955). Artwork by Moe Gollub
What comes through is Moe Gollub's love of art and his passion for the work. (This made it hard on Mark when Moe was criticizing Mark's early layouts, because it's never easy to suffer under the lash of a volcanic and opinionated boss. But Mark survived quite nicely...)
What's amazing to me here is that even decades after the '41 Disney strike, old Disney hands were still suspicious of Gollub when he applied for work at H-B. Old grudges die hard.
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