Register now to get rid of these ads!

Art & Inspiration Trosley drops a Deuce.

Discussion in 'The Hokey Ass Message Board' started by Jive-Bomber, Nov 14, 2013.

  1. Jive-Bomber
    Joined: Aug 21, 2001
    Posts: 3,214


  2. That brings back memories... my childhood magazine subscriptions were:

    Scale Auto Enthusiast
    MAD Magazine.

    As an adult the only mag I've ever subscribed to is The Rodder's Journal.
  3. Troz is a HAMBer and has posted here in the past.
  4. Jungle Jalopy
    Joined: Mar 31, 2010
    Posts: 200

    Jungle Jalopy

    Great post. As a kid it was so cool to have a "how to" for drawing outside of school art class. Tips like inking over pencil lines ...where else could a little kid in the 70's learn that? I remember copying "The Stench" w Badyear tires and being pretty stoked. A very good bad influence.
    Register now to get rid of these ads!

  5. choptop40
    Joined: Dec 23, 2009
    Posts: 3,443


    i loved the one where the guys sneaking another project in the driveway past the kitchen window and the wifey is inside and tells her friend ...if my husband drags another car home he in trouble...funny as hell
  6. dustdevil
    Joined: Mar 2, 2009
    Posts: 814

    from illinois

    I love CARtoons!!!! I have some copies at home in good shape I look at once in awhile. I have emailed George for drawing tips when I got started doing hotrod artwork. He is a very talented man, and nice guy to match!!! I love his style.
  7. I have a bunch of the old ones. Fun to read through once in awhile. I purchased a little book sized one awhile back from someone here on the HAMB. I had never seen a small one like that.

    I still collect them when I find them for a reasonable price. Only 72 and older though.

    Side note ... when we were young teens one of us guys came up with a hustler magazine. We were checking out the comics (really lol) and someone said, those comics look like the same guy from cartoons does them...Did he?
  8. BeatnikPirate
    Joined: May 21, 2006
    Posts: 1,416

    from Media, Pa.

    Trosley lives in the small town where I grew up, not far from where I live now.

    Although we never knew each other growing up, I've enjoyed speaking with him on a couple occasions over the years at local cruises. He's a regular guy, who still drives a cool hot rod '40, and talks with great enthusiasm about, as a kid, growing up in the prevailing (American Graffiti-like) car culture of our small hometown, drawing pictures of hot rods, hanging out, thinking about hot rods and custom cars, and especially building and customizing model cars......just like many of us did back then, back before cell phones, video games, etc.
  9. Corn Fed
    Joined: May 16, 2002
    Posts: 2,611

    Corn Fed

    I bought CARtoons in the 70's. They used to have a page size iron-on in them I think once a year. I remember one with an orange 40 Coupe (Trosley style) that I put on to a T-shirt. I wore that thing thin.
  10. terry48435
    Joined: Jun 23, 2010
    Posts: 477


    He sells a book on how to draw hotrods. I bought a copy for my buddys son.
  11. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,194


  12. Yes he did cartoons for Hustler as well.
  13. flamingokid
    Joined: Jan 5, 2005
    Posts: 2,194


    I wouldn't know that ;)
  14. I think I saw his 'How to draw a nude" first start with two circles............
  15. He did/does.
  16. h.i.
    Joined: Jan 29, 2007
    Posts: 407

    from denver

    I remember drawing that! Bought that issue new, haha. Still 4 of my favorite artists ever; Trosley, Kerri, Austin and Ellefson. Good candidate for a digital magazine revival.
  17. I wish I still had my old copies of CarToons - Kras and Bernie were great. I might have to go on ebay and see if I can find some old issues.
  18. Yep, that was the first issue I bought!

    Greatest mag!
  19. 3wLarry
    Joined: Mar 11, 2005
    Posts: 12,804

    Member Emeritus
    from Owasso, Ok

    always wondered if the names Krass and Bernie came from Crash and for thought...
    kidcampbell71 likes this.
  20. dreracecar
    Joined: Aug 27, 2009
    Posts: 2,813

    from so-cal

    I may be mistaken but Trosley's work was never in the 60's issues of CarToons, Hotrod Cartoons, Drag Cartoons, Only in the mid to late 70's do I remember seeing his style start to appear. This was way after the Karl Kohler, Pappy Lemmons . Pete Millar eras
    Last edited: Nov 15, 2013
  21. tfeverfred
    Joined: Nov 11, 2006
    Posts: 15,796


  22. George's work definitely gave me inspiration. Love his work, thanks for this article it's a well deserved tribute.
  23. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,360


  24. corvettejeff
    Joined: Oct 9, 2010
    Posts: 10

    from canada

  25. aceuh
    Joined: Apr 17, 2008
    Posts: 1,360


  26. 62nova
    Joined: Jul 13, 2008
    Posts: 338


    That almost makes me want to join facebook but not quite.

Share This Page

Register now to get rid of these ads!


Copyright © 1995-2020 The Jalopy Journal: Steal our stuff, we'll kick your teeth in. Terms of Service. Privacy Policy.

Atomic Industry
Forum software by XenForo™ ©2010-2014 XenForo Ltd.