My father used his art as part of everything he did,
including being a Marine in WWII. This
is the 18" x 24" ORIGINAL ART for a 1944 editorial cartoon published
in the Quantico Marine Sentry [see below].
Included is the newsprint version of the illustration and articles about
my father. A COA completes this
excellent provenance. This is a
beautiful pen and ink illustration on heavy vintage paper. It highlights my dad's
formal training as anillustrator atChouinard Art Institute.
Another illustration from dad’s Sentry series is hanging in the San Francisco
Place of Fine Arts/Legion of Honor galleries.
From The Library of Congress
Title: The Quantico Marine Sentry. : (Quantico, Va.)
Place of publication:Quantico, Va.Geographic
coverage:Quantico, Prince William, Virginia
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publication:1943-????Description:Vol. 9, no. 6 (July 16, 1943)-
Prince William County (Va.)--Newspapers.
Notes:"After July 1, the Quantico Marine Sentry will be
published by Marine Barracks, Quantico, as a post newspaper, culminating
civilian ownership of the paper." Cf. June 30, 1944 issue.
"The national news weekly for U.S. Marines and their
Available on microfilm from the Library of Virginia.
Editor: Daphne Dailey.
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Alvarado was born in Raton, New Mexico, and grew up in Glendale, California. He attended the Chouinard Art
Institute in the 1930; after graduation he was
hired as an assistant animator by the Walt Disney Studio. He provided uncredited work on Snow White and the Seven Dwarves. Around 1939 Alvarado left Disney to find work in New York City, where he
provided his earliest comic book art for Funnies Inc., which supplied artwork for Fawcett Publications and Timely Comics (now Marvel Comics).
Alvarado returned to California and Disney Studio in
1941. He left Disney in 1946 to work for Warner Bros.
Animation. Alvarado became the Background
painter for Chuck Jones, and his first screen credit was on the 1947 Pepé Le Pew short, "Scent-imental Over
You." He held this position until 1951, Working on
several cartoons such as the first Wile E. Coyote and
Road Runner cartoon, "Fast and Furry-ous, and Chuck Jones oscar winning short For Scent-imental
Reasons. His last work with Jones was "Scentimental Romeo" in 1951,
another cartoon featuring Pepé Le Pew. Alvarado went on to Replace Cornett Wood as chief layout artist for Robert McKimson's unit.
After Warner Bros. Animation studios closed their doors,
Alvarado joined DePatie-Freleng
Enterprises. He worked on several Pink Panther shorts, as well as the short lived animated series Super President.
Around 1971 Alvarado joined Hanna-Barbera as a layout artist; he worked on such series as The Pebbles and
Bamm-Bamm Show (1971), Wheelie and the
Chopper Bunch (1974), and many
others. Alvarado also provided animation and layout work for Film Roman (Garfield and
Alvarado was the recipient of the 2001 Winsor McCay Award, for his lifetime of achievement in animation, as well as the Animation Guild's 1987 Golden
Concurrently with his animation work, Alvarado also
worked as a prolific comic book illustrator. As noted above, he worked from
1939 to 1941 providing artwork for Funnies Inc. Alvarado returned to the comic
book world in 1947, in collaboration with Charles McKimson (brother of animator Robert McKimson). McKimson was the art director at Western Publishing
Company, and the two (in collaboration with
Charles' brother Thomas) drew the Roy Rogers strip under the pen name "Al McKimson." Alvarado went on to draw the Gene Autry newspaper strip and comic book, the Mr. Magoo newspaper strip
for its entire run, a long period of the Little Lulu newspaper strip, some work on the Flintstones and Yogi Bear newspaper strip,
and fill-in work for almost all the Disney newspaper strips, including an
extended period as the main artist on Donald Duck.
The bulk of Alvarado's work at Western was for their
"funny animal" line of comic books. Alvarado provided artwork for almost every
Disney (Chip 'n Dale, Scamp), Warner Bros. (Tweety & Sylvester, Road Runner), Hanna-Barbera (Yogi Bear) and Walter Lantz
(Andy Panda) licensed title. He also illustrated comic book adaptations of the
animated films The Rescuers, Robin Hood, and Gay Purr-ee.
Alvarado retired from animation in 1999. He died of a heart attack on December 27, 2003, in La Crescenta, California.
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Alvarado (1920-2004)". news from ME website. Last accessed
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Alvarado bio. ASIFA-Hollywood biopedia. Last accessed 3/13/2007.
^  Comic Book
Database website. Last accessed 03/13/2007.
Alvarado". Comic Book DB website. Last accessed 03/30/2007/
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^ Evanier, ioffer.
Pete Alvarado at the Internet
Pete Alvarado at the INDUCKS
Pete Alvarado biography on Lambiek
Extensive list of Alvarado credits at Who's Who Bio
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