EARLY ONI've said that ever since I was small, art & especially cartooning meant a lot to me. My originals go back only so far, but here are some to share:
|Idea for a birthday card. Age: below 10.|
From 1976 (age 14-): Section of a comic spoofing championship wrestling. Not much to this if you don't remember Billy Graham & the WWF.
Early HUGO (named SHAMUS, and a dog then) from 1978 (age 16): Hugo finds himself upstaged by Sir John Revolta, an entertainer from the future.
"HIYA, JOE...YOU GOT GUM?"
1978: Self-instruction in dip-pen and watercolor at age 16, at a height of personal interest in Terrytoons, medieval and space fantasy...and bandages.
The first $8 I earned in comic books: The first page of a "script" that apparently wound up in RICHIE RICH BILLIONS #34 (fortunately edited by Sid Jacobson). Does anyone have a copy?...I've never SEEN it!
Here's one from 1980-81 (age 19) of a teen character. "Zosh" was also the name of Sinatra's sister in THE MAN WITH THE GOLDEN ARM.
|Sketches for unfinished stories, early 1980s.|
|1982 story sketch (before MGM started using the title "The Wolf and Red").|
|Late 1980s: Sketch for imaginary Edith Piaf LP.|
The cartoon of the day:
Created by Noburo Ofuji, who had been cartoon making since the 1920s, often with decorative paper cutouts. The character animation looks like it was done 15 years before, but a lot of the elements are highly original; design (those trees!), use of camera focus. Heavily musical in a manner that recalls animation's earliest use of sound.The lesson here is: "If you can't count on your friends, travel alone". http://youtu.be/E9Dww-jnwVw
Well, cheerio; I must be...shoveling off.-MK
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