Tuesday, 26 July 2011

M' colleague, John Coulthart drew my attention (appropos my earlier post) to this great collection of George DuMaurier's attractive early work. It includes a few sequential cartoons (you'd call them comics, but to him comics would just have meant funny drawings). here's one with no words and some very animated drawing of a woman playing a piano:

In his later work the artist went completely in another direction, one that is quite out of sorts with modern ideas of cartooning. There is very little activity and the drawing is accompanied by a paragraph of text, as though he was rehearsing for the novels he would write.



Blogger Pepo PĂ©rez said...

Quite impressive, thanks for sharing.

26 July 2011 at 15:52:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous John C said...

Animator Chuck Jones had a great description for animated films that left all the storytelling and humour to the soundtrack: he called them "illustrated radio". Many of those Punch cartoons fit that description when the picture is almost completely redundant. Send for Phil May!

26 July 2011 at 21:43:00 GMT-5  

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