By 1959, Herb Ryman had been working on Disneyland projects at WED Enterprises for several years. Walt’s studio was always big on cross-pollination, though, and when the Studio side needed a fine art painting done for The Shaggy Dog they called Herb. The film was Disney’s first live-action comedy and I’ve been watching it for years without knowing that the famous painting of the sinister Lucrezia Borgia and her sheepdog was a Ryman work.
Another of Herb’s extracurricular projects in 1959 was the following illustration, posted by the great Kevin Kidney, from an issue of Walt Disney Magazine.
Walt Disney Magazine was a periodical for young readers with a variety of content related to Disney films and television shows. The above illustration was painted to accompany a story featuring Mickey Mouse Club serial stars “Spin & Marty.”