Famous Cartoonist Button 33
Grim Natwick was
a pioneer animator who created the immortal "Betty Boop"
for Max Fleisher's studio. Thus Betty is perching on Grim's shoulder.
Natwick was responsible for animating the central figure Snow
White in Disney's epic Snow White and the Seven Dwarves.
Natwick continued to work well into his late 80s.
About the Buttons:
Pinback Jack issued
this "Famous Cartoonist Series" of self-portrait buttons
back in 1975. All of the participating cartoonists were
alive and created self-portraits specifically for this button
set. With very few exceptions, the images have not appeared elsewhere
in print. The buttons were distributed by Krupp Comic Works
and Phil Seuling. This set was originally announced as
52 buttons, and the alphabetical numbering reflects
that. However, two artists (Neal Adams and Rick Meyerowitz)
turned in their self-portraits late, after the first 52 had already
been designed. They were included in the set, but numbered 53
and 54 respectively, out of alphabetical sequence. Steve Krupp's
Curio Shoppe is now the exclusive source of the remaining limited
All the color buttons in this set are metal
with clear celluloid covers, are 2.25 inches in diameter, and
have "safety" pinbacks. This button is listed for sale
as an individual, but we do offer the complete set as well.