Monday, October 09, 2006

There's no escaping destiny...

I guess Gene Wilder was right when he screamed out those words in "Young Frankenstein". I've always loved drawing popular characters. It's probably no coincidence that I work in the business of licensed characters. In the early '70s the Marx Brothers were enjoying a resurging popularity and I couldn't get enough of them. Especially Groucho. I filled up sketchbooks with his image and adapted his humor in my dealings with others. I'm still influenced by him.

I guess classic characters never go out of fashion.

At least I hope not.

Pen & Ink on Bond Paper, circa 1974

(Dig the fancy signature)


Anonymous said...

Charming drawing from a charming fella'. Great likeness, though...I think. Kinda' before my time:)

Vince M said...

Okay, Young Man. But don't forget The Marx Bros. were before my time too.

Thanks for stopping by.

Chris said...

I just picked up the dvd set of their films. Timeless is right!