Autographed Corky the Hornet Original Drawing by Disney Artist Paul Edwards For Sale
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Autographed Corky the Hornet Original Drawing by Disney Artist Paul Edwards:
This is an ORIGINAL, signed pen & ink drawing of Corky the Hornet on 8 1/2" x 11" paper by animator & creator Paul Edwards done in 1986. Very rare. Free Shipping.
In 1933, the (Emporia State) Teachers College had a student contest where students and staff could design a mascot for the college. Sophomore Paul Edwards, who graduated in 1937, designed Corky. Although hundreds of drawings were submitted, Edwards' Corky, a "human-like" hornet was selected. Corky was published in The Bulletin, the student newspaper for Emporia State University. (Wikipedia)
Edwards was a 1940s animator at Walt Disney. There he worked on such Disney films as Johnny Appleseed and Little Toot, as well as creating Mr. Bluebird (on my shoulder) from the “Zippity Doo Dah” portion of Song of the South.