Johnson, Johnny

Posted in WB Cartoon Companion on March 22, 2004

    Background artist for the Avery unit in the thirties and forties who followed Avery to MGM. Johnson’s work was unusual in that he worked in oils, as opposed to the watercolors that most background artists used. Avery stated in an interview with Adamson that he thought this gave a more vivid color to the backgrounds, and allowed the artist to work faster.

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