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Old 12-20-2011, 09:50 AM   #1
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Default The Art of Dave Deal



When I was a young kid in the late 70s, I loved only a few magazines: Mad, Cracked, Mini Bike and CarToons. Cartoons was the perfect combination for me: Funny car-related stories and cartoon illustrations together in one magazine, and often included ...

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:00 AM   #2
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That's weird! I was just thinking about him yesterday, as I was going through some business cards and I found Dave's card! I had the pleasure of hanging out with him for an entire afternoon, several years ago at a small (maybe thirty cars) local show. I wish I had known him years earlier, as it turns out he lived right in my neighborhood...
Great guy!
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:12 AM   #3
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He was simply one of the best.
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RIP Dave....He is one of the very reasons I got into drawing cars, he and George Trosley with his "How To" series. Dave's work was amazing to look at as each image he created had a life all it's own. Often he added a few hidden details to keep your eyes entertained. I only wish I'd had a chance to meet Dave.....
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:36 AM   #5
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Sad to hear that he is no longer with us. Besides the publications mentioned, One of the ad campaigns that he did the artwork for is still burned memory; Jackman wheels. Love all of his artwork.



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Old 12-20-2011, 10:45 AM   #6
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Dave is truly missed..I loved Cartoons as a kid..still have all my issues tucked away somewhere..
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Old 12-20-2011, 10:47 AM   #7
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I had been looking for a Stinkray model. None to be found in 2002ish. I found his website and sent him an email and asked if he had any. Sounds like a reach?

He replied with his phone number and said to call him!

I did and he could not have been nicer. He did not have any Stinkrays but had a lot of Zzzzzz28's. $20 each and he would sign them on the box or on the cellophane.

I said I would buy 3. I sent him a check and the models were at my door the next day!

He mailed them out before I sent the check.

I still have one, as I bought the others for gifts.

I made and still have several of his models from the early 70's.

What a cool Dude!

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Old 12-20-2011, 10:50 AM   #8
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I grew up with that. In hindsight I realize how amazing that work was.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:06 AM   #9
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Dave Deal had the coolest style!!! His proportions were outstanding. They were "cartoony", but with perfect emphasis on the main styling features of the car. He inspired a host of talented young guys who still mimic his style.

Dave Deal and Pete Millar made a great team back in the day!
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:17 AM   #10
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Deal was the coolest! I had a Baja Humbug in my crib when I was a baby. I thought it was really neat, but I bashed it to bits anyway. Deal came by WB in his (Hollywood Graham? Hupmobile?) anyway it was dark green... he was doing some freelance for WB, but Jon Fisher and I were taking up most of his time that day! Really nice guy- and I've gotten a lot out of his art.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:17 AM   #11
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What made Deal's art (for me) were all the little details and in-jokes he used - like huge tires with white letters that spelled out "HI BLOTATION" or "GOOD BOOT".

I got the shortened VW bus model for Xmas one year. The motor was a smaller scale than the rest of the kit, like 1/32 to 1/24 or something, and there was a magnifying glass included so you could check it out. LOL
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CarToons was THE magazine for me in the day! Loved the drawings, and I tried really hard to mimic the style, as a young cartoonist. Came sorta-close, but not nearly what Deal was famous for. I did editorial cartoons for a local paper while I was still in high school in the '70s. He is one guy in the car world that I wished I had been able to meet. His art is incomparable. Elegant in its simplicity and detail.
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:24 AM   #13
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Default Re: The Art of Dave Deal

I loved his work as a kid, wish I kept more of my old magazines.

I guess it was Dave's idea to draw the eyes in the windshields of the Pixar cars as opposed to using the headlights as eyes?
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Old 12-20-2011, 11:47 AM   #14
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I loved his work as a kid, wish I kept more of my old magazines.

I guess it was Dave's idea to draw the eyes in the windshields of the Pixar cars as opposed to using the headlights as eyes?
I was thinking maybe the eye theory came from "Suzy the Little Blue Coupe"
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:00 PM   #15
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yep, always loved his art...

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Old 12-20-2011, 12:11 PM   #16
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Always loved his stuff since I started reading CarToons

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Old 12-20-2011, 12:15 PM   #17
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Just back from the local model shop and I see they have repoped many of the old Deals Wheels kits, I wish the would rerelease the funny cars.
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:32 PM   #18
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He was/is one of my all time heros! I think you can still see some of his influence in my work. I never met or talked to him, but he's sorely missed!
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Old 12-20-2011, 12:35 PM   #19
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Old 12-20-2011, 01:50 PM   #20
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Great stuff, I always loved his artwork as a kid. I still like it.
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