February 11, 1944
Mark Kausler writes:
I was in Irv Spence's animation class at Hanna-Barbera back in 1969 and he showed me his cartoon diary. The 2/11/44 entry, showing Irv drawing Jerry was the most memorable image from the diary. In the years since I last saw it, someone censored Irv's dialog balloon. Originally he said "Wish you'd learn to draw this damn(or dam) mouse, Liggera!" Somebody has erased the "damn" and replaced it with "CAT &"! Maybe Irv did that himself, maybe somebody else changed it. Anyway, it's funnier with the "damn". Just thought you'd like to know.