Tom & Jerry, by Harvey Eisenberg
'Tom & Jerry'. 

Harvey Eisenberg was a versatile funny animal artist of Western Publishing. Coming from Brookly, New York, Eisenberg began his career in animation, working with Joe Barbera and William Hanna at MGM on 'Tom and Jerry' cartoons. He has also working for animation companies like Fleischer and Van Beuren.

Ruff 'n' Reddy by Harvey Eisenberg
 'Ruff 'n' Reddy'. 

By the mid-1940s, Eisenberg also turned to comic book art. From 1946 to 1951, he and Joseph Barbera were partners in Dearfield Publishing, a comic book company with titles such as 'Red Rabbit Comics', 'Foxy Fagan' and 'Junie Prom'. He is however best known for his work for Dell/Western from 1945 until his death in 1965. For years, he was the main artist of the several 'Tom & Jerry' books, and he was also one of the main artists for the Hanna-Barbera books, which earned him the nickname "Carl Barks of Hanna-Barbera Comics". He was the first to adapt 'Huckleberry Hound' and 'Yogi Bear' to comic books in Dell's Four Color comic book.

Chip n Dale by Harvey Eisenberg
Chip 'n' Dale (W CND10-07)

He also drew for many of the MGM titles, such as 'Tom & Jerry', 'Big Spyke & Little Tyke', 'Droopy' and 'Barney Bear'. For the Disney comic books he did numerous stories featuring 'Chip 'n' Dale', 'Li'l Bad Wolf' and 'Mickey Mouse' from 1948 to 1961.

Tom & Jerry by Harvey Eisenberg
'Tom & Jerry'.

Eisenberg also worked with ventriloquist Edgar Bergen's character 'Charlie McCarthy' from 1947 to 1954. Other comics include funny animal comics for Marvel, and work on the 'Yogi Bear' and 'Flintstones' newspaper comics under supervision of Gene Hazelton. His son Jerry was also working for Hanna-Barbera, as an animator.

Harvey Eisenberg was an influence on John Kricfalusi.

The Flintstones, by Gene Hazelton
'The Flintstones'. 

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