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The artwork of Ralph Heimdahl & William Lorencz - Bugs Bunny's Space Carrot Book from 1977

picture of vintage illustrated book on white background

I love to collect old illustrated books from garage sales and resale shops! The best part is having a library of different illustration artwork to look at for inspiration when I'm drawing something. 

Here are some pictures from a book called Bugs Bunny's Space Carrot from 1977. It features artwork by Ralph Heimdahl and William Lorencz.

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picture of vintage illustrated book on white background

Ralph Heimdahl was one of the most versatile artists of the 'Bugs Bunny' daily strip. He started illustrating the daily from its start in 1948. Heimdahl drew 'Bugs Bunny' until the 1970s. He also worked on the classic animated films 'Snow White' (1937) and 'Fantasia' (1940).

He created the British version of the 'Yogi Bear' comic in the 1960s, based on the Hanna-Barbera character of the same name.

picture of vintage illustrated book on white background

picture of vintage illustrated book on white background

William Lorencz who was a background Stylist who worked in the business for over forty years at most of the studios that existed during that four-decade span. They included Bluth, Disney, Hanna-Barbera, Film Roman, MGM and Warner Bros Animation among a host of others.

picture of vintage illustrated book on white background

I find it interesting how different the artwork is in the illustrations compared to what the artists did in the comic books.

picture of vintage illustrated book on white background

picture of vintage illustrated book on white background

Whenever I see a book that has two artists drawing illustrations on it like this I'm always curious who drew what.

Check out all of the Illustrated books I have available in my eBay store.

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