Draw 50 Famous Cartoons Activity Book

Draw 50 Famous Cartoons is the title of an activity book created by Lee Judah Ames in USA.

American artist Lee Judah Ames was born in Manhattan, New York, USA on the 8th of January, 1921 and died on the 3rd of June, 2011. Ames was most noted for his Draw 50… ‘Learn-to-draw’ books. At the age of 18, his first job was at Walt Disney Studios. After Ames served in World War 2, he perused his passion for animation and art which led him to be a successful advertising artist, fine artist, cartoonist, designer, illustrator, and as an artist-in-residence at Doubleday.

Draw 50 Famous Cartoons was published in varying designs by a variety of publishers between 1979 and 2012. Through basic illustration and very little text, Ames series of 26 editions of Draw 50… books take a friendly and minimalist approach to teaching drawing.

Comic book characters featured in the book include Popeye, Blondie, Dagwood, Archie, Veronica, Jughead, Tintin, HI and LOIS, Hagar the Horrible, The Little King, The Katzenjammer Kids, Alfred E Neuman, Beetle Bailey, Fred Flintstone, Wilma Flintstone, Barney Rubble, Dino, Dick Tracey, Yogi Bear, Boo Boo, Little Orphan Annie, Snuffy Smith, Jiggs, Ming Merciless, Flash Gordon, Huckleberry Hound, Andy Capp, Grape Ape, Scooby Doo, Henry, and many more.

The Phantom is also featured in the Draw 50 Famous Cartoons activity book. Below we see the instructions found within the book by Lee Judah Ames on how to draw the Phantom.

Following are the 5 varying Draw 50 Famous Cartoons activity books, released between 1979 and 2012:

Draw 50 Famous Cartoons – 1979

Hard Cover with Yellow Dust Jacket, published by Doubleday Religious Publishing Group, T.H.E. / Willoisp Press.

Draw 50 Famous Cartoons – 1985

Soft Cover, published by Watson Guptill.

Draw 50 Famous Cartoons – 1986

Soft Cover, published by Doubleday.

Draw 50 Famous Cartoons – 1999

Soft Cover, published by Tandem Library by Zephyr Books.

Draw 50 Famous Cartoons – 2012

Soft Cover, published by Watson-Guptill.

Thank you Christopher Smith for assisting with images and information.