Archive for July, 2008

Fleischer Studio’s Gulliver’s Travels

Thursday, July 31st, 2008
Gulliver
Fleischer

Right when Fleisher studios were headed out of business they produced their greatest achievement.

Gulliver’s Travels is a full-length animated cartoon from 1939 and is public domain and can be watched in its entirety right here. You can also buy original Gulliver artwork from Fleisher studios, including the animation cell below here. What separates Fleisher from Disney is Fleisher’s inventiveness. Sure Disney is great, but they never went out on a limb and tried new thing as cavalierly as Fleisher. You can really see it in Gulliver. The quality of the animation can be seen to improve as the movie goes along. At the beginning Gulliver and the water are unbelievable but some of the other stuff isn’t much better than your average Popeye cartoon. By the end of the movie everything is perfect, better than Snow White. You can just feel those crazy Fleischer brains churning all the way through it.

Fleischer

Bill Vuksanovich’s Sisters

Wednesday, July 30th, 2008
Bill Vuksanovich

Believe it or not this is a drawing. On Vuksanovich’s page at the Forum Gallery website found here it’s described as being executed in color pencil and “neto” pencil.

The drawing below, called Moonie, is just pencil.

Bill Vuksanovich

Steve Schofield’s Trekkie Photos

Monday, July 28th, 2008
Steve Schofield

Steve Schofield has an interesting collection of photos of science fiction fans in their natural habitats. It can be found here.

Steve Schofield

Peter Jansen’s Runner

Friday, July 25th, 2008
Peter Janen

Peter Jansen’s art gives you an idea of what futurism would have looked like if computers would have been around in 1925.

The work below is entitled Heel Kick #2

Peter Jansen

Gerry Judah’s Land Rover Sculpture

Friday, July 25th, 2008
Gerry Judah

Check out Gerry Judah’s enormous Land Rover sculpture. He’s also created a number of other groovy car-related sculptures and some interesting paintings/constructions which can be found here.

Gerry Judah