Saturday, December 14, 2013

HUGO'S ANCESTORS




Some of you are familiar with a mediaeval humor series I have had published occasionally, HUGO. I've been working out that cast of characters for most of my life.




Age 13, year 1975, wasn't a happy time for me; it was downright harrowing. It was at that age that I did these drawings of various precursors. Like many budding cartoonists, I was more into "concept" and "publicity" sketches than actually finishing stories or films.

A major, major influence of the time was the Van Beuren cartoon PIANO TOONERS (1931), which my friend had a Super 8 print of. And I was obsessed with the name "Shamus". Here they are, sans apologies:



 








http://youtu.be/l50uHA4itTI
And here's the pic to click to see PIANO TOONERS.

Primitively Yours, MK

COPYRIGHT 2013 BY MILTON KNIGHT

2 comments:

Mike Arnold said...

Man do I appreciate these!

dexter cockburn said...

Great early stuff, Milt! :)