Wednesday, April 5, 2017

Joe Harris

Commercial illustrator and character designer; created iconic characters such as the Trix Rabbit, Underdog, and Tennessee Tuxedo -- via the New York Times. He did an amazing amount of work for Total Television, cranking out the art and storyboards for nine exhausting years. King Leonardo, Tooter the Turtle, Simon Bar Sinster, Mr. Whoopee. Commander McBragg, the Go Go Gophers -- he did them all. (The project was designed, alas, to sell children cereal -- at our house it worked.) A huge part of my generation's childhood.