Friday, November 27, 2009

Practice That Banjo!

Mouse into Elephant—page 14

This is the final page of this story. As a teenager, this story inspired me to learn wash techniques, as I think it is quite effective to soften and accent otherwise stark black and white. Kelly didn't use the technique often, yet he was indeed a master with it.

It would be so tempting to have asked Kelly the question that is the bane of all good cartoonists, "where do you get all your ideas?" His plots, dialogue, and morals were so unique to him.


  1. Thomas, thanks for sharing this wonderfully satisfying Kelly story with all of us. It's great that he can still inspire, entertain and delight us all these years later. He was truly a gift.

  2. Thanks r/e, I appreciate your appreciation. More great Kelly to come!