These are the original designs for Fred Flintstone done by the great ED BENEDICT, the man who practically defined the HB “look”.
Interesting to see Fred looking even scruffier than usual, and he doesn’t have his tie. He looks more like an actual caveman, instead of a caveman wearing prehistoric approximations of 60’s clothing.
Also included is a drawing Ed did when trying to figure out what the Flintstones actually were.
Here’s a link to John Kricfalusi’s blog (creator of Ren and Stimpy)»> John K Stuff
He goes into much more depth about why Ed and his style was so great and unique. Check it out.