Yogi Bear by Jerry Eisenberg
Yogi Bear Sunday comic of 12 December 1965

Jerry Eisenberg worked as an artist and producer in the animation industry, most notably for Hanna-Barbera and Ruby-Sears Productions. He was born in Los Angeles as the son of animator and funny animal comic book artist Harvey Eisenberg. He followed in his father's footsteps, and got his first job as an inbetweener at MGM in 1957. He then worked for Warner Bros. Cartoons until he was hired by Hanna-Barbera in 1961. Eisenberg co-created 'The Peter Potamus Show', designed the characters for 'Wacky Races' and 'Super Friends' and did layouts on several shows, from 'The Jetsons' to 'Jonny Quest'.

Jerry Eisenberg also participated in the artwork of the 'Flintstones' and 'Yogi Bear' newspaper strips, that were supervized by Gene Hazelton. He did some fill-ins on the 'Flintstones' strips in 1961-62, and assumed pencil duties over the 'Yogi Bear' Sunday comics after his father's death in mid 1965, until July 1969.

From the 1970s, Eisenberg continued his animation career at Ruby-Spears Productions, while also working for productions like the 'Muppet Babies' (Marvel) and 'Dilbert' (Idbox/Columbia). He returned to the Hanna-Barbera characters when working for the Warner Bros. shows 'Johnny Bravo', 'Tom and Jerry Kids' and some 'Scooby-Doo' direct-to-video films.

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