Donald Duck, by Jim Fletcher

Jim Fletcher was a comic book artist and animator, who drew many comics with Disney characters during the 1960s. Born in Illinois, James Lawrence Fletcher attended the Chicago Art Institute in 1954. He became an inbetweener with the Disney Studios in that same year, working on films like 'Sleeping Beauty'. He was an animator with Warner Bros from 1958 to 1964, and then a lay-out artist for Hanna-Barbera from 1968 to 1974.

Morty & Ferdie by Jim Fletcher
Morty & Ferdie - High Flying Melody (S 65029)

He was active as a comic book artist for Western Publishing in the first half of the 1960s. He drew stories with Disney's 'Donald Duck' and Hanna-Barbera's 'The Jetsons'. Between 1963 and 1968 he drew a great many stories with 'Donald Duck' for the Disney Studios, but also 'Mickey Mouse', 'Chip 'n' Dale', 'Brer Rabbit' and many 'Mad Madam Mim & Magica the Spell' stories.

Madam Mim by Jim Fletcher
Madam Mim - Mim's Prize Painting (S 65158)

His Disney comics can be identified by the way he drew Uncle Scrooge's whiskers: they seem to come from a single point on the cheek. In the 1980s, he drew for Eternity Comics and worked as an animator on such cartoon series as 'Transformers' and 'GI Joe'. In the early 1990s, he did artwork for 'Zen' at Archie Comics and storyboards and layouts for Warner Bros series like 'Tiny Toons' and 'Animaniacs'. He passed away in Sherman Oaks, California, in 2004.

Brer Rabbit, by Jim Fletcher
Brer Rabbit - The Weather Wizard (S 66004)

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Last updated: 2010-10-22

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