All posts by David Tosh

David Tosh is a cataloger for the Animation Art department. He is also the author of Rise of the Superheroes: Greatest Silver Age Comic Books and Characters and editor of the Eisner Award-nominated Walt Kelly’s Fables and Funnies. His most recent book is Jumbo Mumbo.

The World of Animated Superheroes

Superheroes have been a part of our Pop Culture history since 1938, the year Superman made his debut in Action Comics #1. As a kid, I grew up loving superhero comic books. Although my tastes

The Simpsons – America’s Longest Running Animated Series (And Still Going Strong)

The Simpsons – America’s Longest Running Animated Series (And Still Going Strong)

They are the family that everyone with a television set knows by name: Homer, the donut-loving, slightly dim-witted head of the clan; Marge, his blue bouffant-haired wife with the screechy voice; Bart, the happy-go-lucky troublemaking

Aladdin and The Lion King Live Action Remakes and the Original Animated Classics

Have you seen the new live-action version of Aladdin? I haven’t, but I find it quite interesting, and I’m curious as to how it compares with Disney’s original animated classic. If anyone can play the

Walt Disney’s Dumbo, Then and Now

Walt Disney’s Dumbo, Then and Now

On March 11, 2019, Tim Burton’s live-action/animated remake of Dumbo made its special Los Angeles premiere. The film loosely retells the story from Disney’s 1941 original, but without talking animals; instead, the film’s focus is

A New Tim Burton Art Exhibit Coming to Las Vegas Stirs Interest in Early Artwork

A New Tim Burton Art Exhibit Coming to Las Vegas Stirs Interest in Early Artwork

Tim Burton has certainly come a long way from his days at the California Institute of the Arts, where he created his first student films. It was one of those CalArts films, Tim’s 1979 Stalk

One of the Largest and Best Collections of Original Lady and the Tramp Artwork Coming to Auction

Walt Disney’s classic 1955 animated feature Lady and the Tramp has endured as a favorite among cartoon aficionados for being the sweetest and most romantic of all the Disney films up to that date. This

Bugs Bunny and Daffy duck animation cel

Childhood Revisited – on an Hourly Wage [Specialist Spotlight]

Young children love to dream of their future careers. Back (okay, WAY back) in my day, most kids I knew wanted to be cowboys, airline hostesses, firemen, or even President of the United States. As

Robert Crumb The Book Reader Calendar Illustration Original Art

Robert Crumb: So Much More Than Just ‘Lines On Paper’

The artwork of Robert Crumb has been a source of fascination for many. His artwork from the 1960s and early ’70s has been especially interesting, to the point that sales of some of his more

Remembering Gary Arlington, A Pioneer in the Comic Book Scene

Anyone with a serious interest in Underground Comix — those adult-themed “sex ‘n drugs” comic books sold in head shops beginning in the late 1960s — should know the name “Gary Arlington.” In case you aren’t

A Four-Color Fortune

How much is an old comic book worth? A few bucks? Hundreds? Thousands? Millions? The answer is “yes” to all of the above – and “no.” While it’s true that a handful of really rare