Some layout sketches and drawings from the Quick Draw McGraw cartoon ‘Extra Special Extra’ (1961) have surfaced on-line. I suspect they’re by Bick Bickenbach, though there are no credits on any of the copies of the cartoon I have. But the little newspaper editor and unibrowed bad guy resemble incidental characters in earlier cartoons Bickenbach worked on.
Let’s compare the layouts to what was in the actual cartoon. Again, I don’t know who the background artist is due to a lack of credits and I’m not confident enough to guess (other than it’s not Art Lozzi).
Several Quick Draw, especially El Kabong adventures, started with a left-to-right pan over a western town. You can see how Bick (or whoever) changed the diner and eliminated the outhouse.
This is from the second scene. The cartoon features a running gag with the editor misspelling “Daily” on his front window.
This layout doesn’t quite represent a scene in the cartoon. The editor’s head is up like that only in a closer shot that doesn’t show the whole printing apparatus.
And here’s Bat Belfry greeting Quick Draw, who knocked on his door.
Now, an extra special extra. Here are what I suspect are models of the Quick Draw McGraw show characters for promotional art, signed by Ed Benedict. Seems to me I’ve seen at least one of these in an old newspaper ad.