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Wednesday, January 30, 2013

My Favorite Cartoonist: part 2






My brother found some more of my Grandfather's cartooning recently while going through stuff at the house I grew up in. I cherish his drawings and am so thankful that more have surfaced. I am posting this new set for your enjoyment.
I always remembered the one he drew of the guy desperately trying to rescue the cat from the tree. I figured it was lost for good, but here it is, a survivor. That drawing made me laugh so hard as a kid. It is so clever.
Here's the link to the original post about my Grandfather and what it was like growing up with him:
http://crotchetycomics.blogspot.com/2011/09/my-favorite-cartoonist.html


16 comments:

  1. These comics are wonderful. It really neat to see life through your grandfathers eyes.

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  2. I love these, Ted. What great memories you must have and what an inspiration. Amazingly simple the things we cherish sometimes. I had to laugh...the datebooks are older than I am. Absolute relics, they are.

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  3. What a treasure!!! I love stories like this. So happy for you!

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  4. What a fabulous find!!! So cool to see the world through his eyes! I especially like the farrier & the woman vacuuming.

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  5. Sure made me smile! I love that his schedule was not filled with mundane appointments and to-dos. Just a grand sense of humor. :)

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    1. Somewhere I have a business card of his; it said something like, 'I'm not afraid of work, I can lie right down next to it and go to sleep.'

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  6. It was great to see more of your grandfathers art Ted. I especially like the one where the guy can't shoot the deer because its crying. How different his life is / was to us, he obviously had a passion for drawing that was very strong. I'm sure if he were here now we would be reading his blog and seeing his art on it.

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  7. Love your Grandad's work..its a fantastic treasure..too many good things to mention one..they're all great!

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  8. Great job of getting these out for all to see, Ted. We were all close to Grandad but I remember you and he had a special bond through your drawings. Thanks, Bro!

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    1. Thanks brother, for finding and sending these lost cartoons to me. They are priceless.

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  9. The guy was a genius, just a genius. To some it might look like chicken scratch on a piece of paper. This style is amazing to me, simple line work, simply drawn but the impact of the images and the stories they tell at a glance is pure genius. We see where your talents came from, very, very cool, thanks.

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  10. Love the drawing of the sprinkler! And all the plumbing and hoses. These are fabulous.

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  11. You have all the reason to be very proud of your grand father's cartooning skills. He was so talented. I think it is great he made all those sketches on calendars' pages. That gives us a priceless sense of the time they were created. :)

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