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Betty Boop picture for The Autumn Society of Philadelphia's upcoming "Golden Age of Comics and Animation" art show.

For the inspiration, I used the earliest Betty Boop design by Grim Natwick. That's the character design seen in the first few Betty Boop cartoons ("Mysterious Mose" for example).

Betty Boop (C) King Features Syndicate, Inc. / Fleischer Studios, Inc.

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Ren-KadooganStudent Traditional Artist
Is that when she used to have dog ears?
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Rapper1996Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hi there.
Please sign this petition of releasing a future Betty Boop movie for those who are fans of her.
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BorisFedorovHobbyist General Artist
Well that's a fine homage to the pre code Betty Boop shorts. Yes, the people of Fleischer Studio where a creative bunch when it came to the operation of making cartoons.
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GringaBoricuaStudent General Artist
This drawing is like a perfect blend of the Fleischer and Spumco styles.
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Lovadirectioner13Hobbyist Traditional Artist
BIMBO!!!!!!!! ♥
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Oh, and Jippo here! How sweet! I guess someone is going to have his teeth removed or tonsils grown. ha-ha... Koko’s ink drop looking like an ambryo, dead candle—everything in this picture is awesome!
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Devon-BaxterStudent Filmographer
Great tribute to the early Fleischer style!
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Cheesedemon88Hobbyist Filmographer
Wow I love this ! you can feel the spirit of the old cartoon and practically see them moving
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FlufflepotHobbyist Digital Artist
Oh beautiful!!!
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kozispoonStudent General Artist
Really love the movement, expressions and color (or lack thereof) of this piece. Truly spooky and wacky all at the same time!
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Thank you! :) I'm very much inspired by those old black & white cartoons from '30s, and their combination of spooky and wacky stuff.
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Antou-desuHobbyist Artist
Awesome AND Trippy! :)
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Mushmeister67Student Filmographer
This is just fantastic.
This is, in my opinion, these are the Fleischers' best films, as well as their Popeye's and you captured all the fun and craziness and added your own twist. I really love ths!
I also love how Koko is starring at Betty
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CapnDeek373Professional General Artist
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I'm so glad this exists! I cherish these shorts, and it's refreshing to see that others are fans of them, too.
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Groken-V-FoznierHobbyist General Artist
ahh the oldies, :D nothing beats 'em
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oh bimbo, you so crazy...and forgotten :iconforeveraloneplz:
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This is very uniquely done! :clap:
I love that cartoony feel you gave to it, and such superb work!
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CuteCatastropheStudent General Artist
I feel so behind since I never really saw her as a child...I mean I've seen bugs bunny, tom and jerry, popeye, mickey mouse, but never any betty :C wierd how it never found me. But thanks to youtube I can see what I've missed out on so yeah~:heart:
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ke bueno el estilo
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nicolemhamiltonProfessional Filmographer
I fucking love Bimbo. God damn it. BRING HIM BACK
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This is great! I love Betty! <3
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Rolnik-kunHobbyist Traditional Artist
Great work. I also prefer Betty in her early shape.
I can also see you added Koko as a spirit from inkwell.
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