Thursday, September 22, 2016

Kimball pokes Fun at Davis and Kahl


I really need to ask Alice Davis (the owner of this gag drawing), about the meaning of this Ward Kimball illustration, featuring Marc Davis with an abstract dog and Milt Kahl with many realistic dogs. I will post her comment as soon as I find out. In the meantime you can come up with your own captions!


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  1. Dr. Ross Dog Food company was around back then.

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  2. Milt drew realistically for the dogs in Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmatians, while Marc didn't touch the dogs.

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  3. Milt drew realistically for the dogs in Lady and the Tramp and 101 Dalmatians, while Marc didn't touch the dogs.

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  4. I like Marc tipping the ash from his cigarette holder... so catty XD. It seems like a clear allusion to Cruella DeVil, whom he famously animated.

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  5. Hi Andreas

    This is off topic but i would like to get you opinion or even your take on a drawing I bought a few years ago. It's seem to be a rough drawing of merlin (in between ) and i remember long time ago you posting the sequence on your blog. On the drawing it got bunch of scribbles and overlap sketches... Any i though it could interest you.

    Christian larocque

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    1. Did you post the Merlin drawing somewhere?

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  6. Hi Andreas

    This is off topic but i would like to get you opinion or even your take on a drawing I bought a few years ago. It's seem to be a rough drawing of merlin (in between ) and i remember long time ago you posting the sequence on your blog. On the drawing it got bunch of scribbles and overlap sketches... Any i though it could interest you.

    Christian larocque

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  7. Perhaps Marc felt that Milt was being too enslaved to a realistic style, and wouldn't break free?

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    1. I think your comment is probably the closest to the truth. Something along those lines, Milt kept getting stuck with the straight characters, and it's like he would always be stuck with them. Something between that and what you said I think is probably right on the money.

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    2. Actually it's probably that plus the Dog thing the first people said - like he got stuck drawing all those dogs and Marc gets to be free.

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  8. My interpretation is that Milt's many dogs made him miserable, while Marc had one unique dog that made him happy and fit his character. It's a Very funny drawing, but then again it seems that Ward always drew Milt angry and Marc kind of eccentric.

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  9. Haha. Maybe, it's that Marc can be satisfied with drawing one stylized dog. While, Milt still isn't satisfied even after drawing lots of realistic dogs.

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