Sometimes I forget that Albert really is supposed to be an alligator--he's such a lovable doofus. Kelly had such a way of blending human bean characteristics with animal physiology. Here the lion is close to the size of a beaver, stands with human aplomb, runs like Barney Google—and yet seems entirely believable as a character.
Kelly fits so much substance (a full tree house) and action (the lion has run 10 yards) into these fairly tiny panels, and yet still has room to breathe.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
I'm an artist and photographer.
People are my favorite subjects to portray in art and photos. My wife (and studio partner) has called that my 'people skills', as I've been passionately creating portrait studies for many years.
I refer to myself as a pictorialist, a combination of image-making and journalist. Images are my life.
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