The parade of Tony Greco's fraudulent cartoon art atrocities continues! Above is an item described on Gallery on Baum's ebay listing as an "Original Tumbleweeds & Hildegarde Hamhocker drawing by T.K. Ryan on medium card stock 6 3/4" x 7 1/4". Done in ink and marker. Highly detailed!"
This one is laughably easy to debunk, because Tumbleweeds creator T. K. Ryan, unlike most of the artists represented by forged drawings in GoB's collection, is still alive. So I emailed him:
I came across a drawing attributed to you offered by a seller on eBay who is known to sell a lot of fakes. Can you tell me if the following is your work? [link]
To which he graciously replied:
thanks, Peter...yeah, that's a fake...best wishes, TKRyan
To quote Tony Greco himself, "If one's a fake, they're all fake," so I'm going to go ahead and declare all the other godawful Tumbleweeds sketches he's sold to happy, positive-feedback-leaving customers (1 2 3, etc.) to be forgeries as well.
And no offense to Mr. Ryan, but selling Tumbleweeds forgeries? That's low.
Finally, it should be obvious by now that the "T. K. Ryan", the "Bill Hanna", and the "Bushmiller" drawings I've exposed here were all drawn by the same person.
(Note: I just added a "Gallery on Baum" topic tag so that it's easy to track this story on PSP. I'm not done yet!)