Adapting Hanna Barbera cartoons to comics is nothing new what with the recent Scooby Apocalypse series as well as the acclaimed Flinstones one. And now Snagglepuss is due for a comic adaptation too.
For those who don't know, the character debuted in 1959 in the Quick Draw McGraw show (that old cartoon western where the sheriff was a horse) where he didn't have his iconic pink look and "clothes" yet. He then went on to things like Yogi Bear and the Laff-a-lympics.
Mark Russell (who is currently writing the Flintstones) will be writing the title, and he said the reinvention wasn't much of a stretch to him. “I envision him like a tragic Tennessee Williams figure
; Huckleberry Hound is sort of a William Faulkner guy, they’re in New York in the 1950s
, Marlon Brando shows up, Dorothy Parker, these socialites of New York from that era come and go. I’m looking forward to it.
"[His sexuality] never discussed and it’s obviously ignored in the cartoons ’cuz they were made at a time when you couldn’t even acknowledge the existence of such a thing, but it’s still so obvious
,” said Russell. “So it’s natural to present it in a context where everybody knows, but it’s still closeted. And dealing with the cultural scene of the 1950s, especially on Broadway, where everybody’s gay, or is working with someone who’s gay, but nobody can talk about it — and what it’s like to have to try to create culture out of silence.”
The first short story about "Snagglepuss being dragged in front of the House Committee on Un-American Activities" will arrive in March but the ongoing won't start until later this fall after Flintstones has finished.source
the Flintstones comic is pretty great so I'll be optimistic about this