I think Mouse is my favorite Okefenokee character, after Albert. Over many years of the dailies, Mouse has been the most worldly of the characters, having traveled beyond Ft Mudge, and relying on his wits and charisma to survive in a harsh world. This drawing of him by Kelly is superb in its delicacy (what wonderful whiskers) and his impassioned expression.
I'm going to start posting, once in a while, individual black and white Kelly panels that are monochromatic gems...in my view at least. These are images that could be poster size on my wall and bring great joy to my eyes (if I had any wall space left, which I don't).
I'd also like to mention that I'm going to, soon, launch a Kickstarter campaign to raise funds for Pictorial Arts Journal official premiere issue. That Journal will be showcasing great art in large and detailed formats and will definitely promote cartooning greats, Kelly among them. I will give more details over the next couple of weeks, but I hope you already know how Kickstarter works. And I hope you might be in a position to help when the time comes.
Cheers to you all and Long Live Kelly!
Kelly is ahead of his time with his www. (if you see what I mean)
Friend-in-Kelly 'Alimentary' sent over a link to see the original art for the previous post, demonstrating that Kelly's ink work was still in the groove. AND we get to see the extra panel from the 3 tier format.
At this point in time, Kelly's Sunday strip backgrounds were simple, if at all. The character drawings were still strong and flexible (as demonstrated by Howland's pitching technique). In this strip, the colors were nicely varied and attractive, with even the printers finally delivering a page in virtually perfect registration.
My name is Thom Buchanan.
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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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