Sunday, June 19, 2011

T. S. Sullivant

Ok...switching gears here for a moment.
I am nuts about T.S. Sullivant.  At the Disney Studio way back the book library had a clip file with small reproductions of his cartoons. That's where I first saw his work.
Since then I had the chance to purchase a few originals (they are pretty big, about
22x16 inches), and I own a good size collection of Judge and Life magazines
from the early 1900s. That's where and when Sullivant published most of his work.

He is in a class by himself ! Nobody caricatures animals and people like him.
He surprises you with completely unique ideas for proportions and exaggeration.
And it's all based on an insane knowledge of anatomy.

Sullivant  influenced Disney, Walt Kelly, Bakshi and many others.
He lived from 1854 - 1926.

Feast your eyes and be inspired !