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Saturday, April 08, 2006

Some Old Stuff

Here's an interesting thing.
I was supposed to be making commericals for an insurance company.
By some miracle, one of the executives had seen Bill Plymptons 25 Ways to Quit Smoking, and was keen to do something like that.
I had a series of vaguely Plymptony things where people were maimed horribly.
Beheadings. Buildings collapsing on people. Pianos dropping - nonsense like that.
Ads were all approved and then 9/11 happened (or 11/9 as it would have been here) and they decided that amusing ads where people died were not funny any more.
So it was canned and I did some shit with some mummys and daddys walking on beaches with kiddies and no cartoons at all.
Fuck 'em.

I had living with me for some time, a great big german shepard called Monty.
I post this mostly because I rarely draw any real traditional cartoony stuff anymore and it seemed worthwhile showing that it can happen.

Here are some of the good bits from a highly pretentious piece I was working on last year.
The thing as a whole was just awful but these chunks are ok.


UM said...

Hey Elliot, look, I managed to put a photo into my profile thingy. A downshot, same as yours. Makes one look way more appealing.
Love the german shepard dog drawings even though they look more like an Irish wolfhound to me.
I'll try not to become more villany as I am right now anyway on that Volcanic island, but hey, you'll never know.

Elliot said...

Yes - the downshot hides a multitude of imperfections.
I look great in a downshot.
You may recall that was the image you posted that I did a caricature from.
It looks nothing like you (either the picture or the photo).
Cheerio and have fun.

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