Saturday, July 30, 2016

Jack Davis & Richard Thompson

Two of the greatest cartoonist-illustrators to have ever put India ink to paper left us this last week:

The iconic Jack Davis, at 91

And Richard Thompson, at the too young age of 58.

Davis was my child hood hero (he was every would-be cartoonist's child hood hero).

Growing up Davis' work was everywhere—bubble gum cards, Mad magazine, Creepy, TV Guide, Time, movie posters, monster magazines....

My very worn copy of early 1950's Davis work

                               Davis did his earliest work for a digest size 5 cent comic book Lucky Star 
                                                                          (this is probably a Davis cover).

A few interior pieces from Humbug circa 1957-1958

Richard Thompson did beautiful illustrations and caricatures for national magazines like New Yorker and created wacky and delightful cartoons and strips including his charming syndicated feature Cul De Sac.

Here’s the last Cul de Sac.

and his feature Richard's Poor Almanac

Richard Thompson retired Cul De Sac in 2009 after being diagnosed with Parkinson's disease.

Here's a great video on the remarkable Richard Thompson:

Monday, July 4, 2016

Larry and Molly Go the Fair

We were both fortunate enough to have pieces accepted in the current 75th Marin County Fair Art Show in San Rafael, California.

Here are a few snaps:

Molly's charming dog portrait.


Larry's block print--winner in the dead mammal category

                                                      "Extreme Still Life"

                                           Molly's portrait of cousin Patty

                                 I really like Molly's portrait of Martha


                             Larry's most current print: "Civilization, Ho!"

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