Monday, December 17, 2012

Wilhelm M. Busch 1971

These wonderful spot illustrations by Wilhelm M. Busch were published in 1971 in a little German book titled "Graf Bobby" (Earl Bobby).
This is the result when a realistic master draughtsman loosens up and caricatures his human subjects. Every drawing is entertaining and full of personality. The lack of formulas in them is refreshing and his economy of lines is inspired. I often find what an artist leaves out just as interesting as what he puts in. 
Great looking characters, beautifully staged, all this totally applies to animation.

Graf Bobby was a popular character in the German speaking countries, the humor in his stories range from silly to philosophical.


  1. So awesomes and inspiring pictures! Never seen these before, thank you.

  2. die hatte ich noch nicht - sehr loose! toll

  3. This is one my favorite artists. It's great how loose and precise he is. Always like to study his drawings. So inspiring.

  4. I think I have read something about him on Hans Bacher blog too . Great post ! Thanks Mr.Deja

  5. Gorgeous, thanks for giving me someone else to investigate!