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Discovering Dad: Terry Gilliam’s daughter uncovers her father’s artworks
07.26.2012
10:01 am
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I probably owe Terry Gilliam money. I nicked his book Animations of Mortality when I was a kid as I wanted to improve my skills at drawing cartoons. Gilliam’s work was a big influence, (along with Ronald Searle and Ralph Steadman), and I spent hours perusing the pages of my pilfered goods, learning how to create art from a Master

What joy, therefore, to find Mr Gilliam’s daughter Holly has started a blog uncovering her father’s brilliant work, uploading discoveries on an almost daily basis.

Since October last year, Holly has undertaken this mammoth task of organizing her father’s archive:

....all his work from pre-Python days, as a cartoonist, photojournalist & assistnat editor for Help! magazine, through all his original artwork and cut-outs for Python animation, posters, logos and generally everything Python, to his storyboards, designs and sketches for his feature films and other non-film related projects (including his opera of “Faust” and that infamous Nike commercial).  Why!? Because I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by my father’s amazing work all my life and I think it should be seen by everyone so I am organising the archive so it can eventually be put in a book and an exhibition.

Holly is to be commended for this fabulous undertaking and I’m more than delighted she is sharing her father’s spectacular art works, and am now certainly willing to cough up the five quid owing on the book.

See more of this on-going project at Discovering Dad aka delving into Terry Gilliam’s personal archive. Or, follow Holly on twitter for updates. All images copyright Terry Gilliam.
 
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Previously on Dangerous Minds

Terry Gilliam: How he made stop-frame animations in his bedroom


 
Bonus Gilliam’s Monty Python illustration, after the jump…
 
Via Laughing Squid
 

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Posted by Paul Gallagher
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07.26.2012
10:01 am
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Robert Crumb talks Paris museum show, new interactive animation
07.25.2012
06:56 pm
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Dangerous Minds pal—and man about town in Los Angeles, New York and Paris—Michael Kurcfeld has just posted a new interview with Robert Crumb on the occasion of the Musée d’Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris retrospective of his work. The show is on view until August 19.

You get to catch a peek of “Chichi Biguine,” the delightful Max Fleischer-esque interactive piece Crumb made in collaboration with Frederic Durieu, starring his “Mr. Natural” and “Angelfood McSpade” characters. Interestingly, Crumb also addresses criticism that “Angelfood McSpade” is a racist stereotype.
 

 
Via The Los Angeles Review of Books

Posted by Richard Metzger
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07.25.2012
06:56 pm
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Nowhere Man: Fantastic Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. ‘Yellow Submarine’ toy
07.18.2012
01:35 pm
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Laughing Squid‘s Scott Beale spotted this fabulous Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. action figure. Boob is the “eminent physicist, polyglot classicist, prize-winning botanist, hard-biting satirist, talented pianist, good dentist too” who joins the Beatles to fight the Blue Meanies. Usually I only go in for the authentic vintage of this kind of thing, but this is really, really well-done.

Jeremy Hillary Boob Ph.D. is from McFarlane Toys and is available for purchase on Amazon.

Posted by Tara McGinley
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07.18.2012
01:35 pm
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Space Ghost interviews Timothy Leary
06.30.2012
03:11 pm
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What a long strange it’s been for Space Ghost - from Blip the monkey to the high priest of psychedelia, Timothy Leary.

Space Ghost: Now Timothy, tell me, what’s your secret identity?

Timothy Leary: I’m an outlaw, I’m a, a counter-culture person, and that’s where I like to be, out there on the, on the front lines, uh, with my friends.

Space Ghost: What sort of super-powers do you possess?

Timothy Leary: Oh, we flood your eyeballs, over, overload your, uh, your earballs, I give you patterns and swirls of color, and, uh, makin’ you feel better and better, yeah, the power of using light to, uh, to enhance consciousness and alter consciousness is the tricks I’m using now, and, so far, they’re legal, Space Ghost.

Space Ghost: Now, Tim, people depend on me to defend their planets and save millions of innocent lives from impending doom. What do you feel people expect from you?

Timothy Leary: Uh, Richard Nixon called me—I’m proud of this, Space Ghost—he called me the most dangerous man alive, and of course, I tried to be as dangerous to him as I could be. Outsiders, uh, like me a lot because I’ve given the man fits, so I’ve got a lot of friends out there.”

This appeared on TV as the third episode of Space Ghost Coast To Coast, but it was actually the first show of the series to be produced.

Oh yeah, Judy Tenuta (ugh) and Ashley Judd also appear.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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06.30.2012
03:11 pm
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‘Killing Time at Home’: A dark tale of our disposable world
06.22.2012
06:59 pm
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I greatly admire Neil Coslett‘s award-winning animation Killing Time at Home from 2003, it’s a dark little tale that stays with you long after viewing. Originally produced by Nicola Black as part of the Mesh scheme, which Blackwatch Media ran for Channel 4 television in 2000 and 2007, producing 27 new digital animations that were shown on TV and at film festivals. It would be good to see Black kick-start a scheme like this again, and hopefully have Coslett make a follow-up to his superb wee film.
 

 

Posted by Paul Gallagher
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06.22.2012
06:59 pm
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Beautifully strange still portrait in motion
06.20.2012
02:24 pm
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“Hyper Trophies.” Moving still portrait sculptures. A collaboration with Berlin fashion label Franzius and Stink. More here.

Posted by Marc Campbell
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06.20.2012
02:24 pm
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Mesmerizing masks
06.19.2012
05:50 pm
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06.19.2012
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A couple morsels of psychedelic TV news & sports graphics
05.28.2012
08:33 pm
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The Lovely Sorts of Degenerates at Everything is Terrible bring you a sweet collage of opening graphics and other detritus from local shows during everyone’s fave decade…
 

 
After the jump: “And now, sports…”

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Posted by Ron Nachmann
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05.28.2012
08:33 pm
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‘Pink Elephants on Parade’ ala Sun Ra and his Arkestra
05.23.2012
01:28 pm
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From Hal Wilner’s 1988 tribute Stay Awake: Various Interpretations of Music from Vintage Disney Films comes this incredible version of “Baby Elephants on Parade” from Dumbo performed by none other than the amazing Sun Ra and his Arkestra.

Some enterprising person decided to sync the Sun Ra version up to the scene in the film. It’s highly enjoyable.
 

Posted by Richard Metzger
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05.23.2012
01:28 pm
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Punk rock humanoid cats and Iggy Pop in the animated flick ‘Rock & Rule’
05.20.2012
11:52 pm
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During its limited theatrical release in 1983 Rock & Rule was discounted by critics and ignored by audiences. But over the past three decades it has steadily gained a cult following, particularly among movie geeks who get a thrill out of watching anthropomorphic animals singing new wave songs.

With its amusing cyberpunk plot, clever direction by Clive Smith and a pretty fine soundtrack by Lou Reed, Iggy Pop, Cheap Trick, Debbie Harry and Earth, Wind and Fire, Rock & Rule kept me engaged and entertained for the duration of its tight 77 minute running time…which is saying quite a bit considering I have little patience for animated movies. And it’s hard not to like a movie featuring an evil Mick Jagger in the form of a large cat-like humanoid.

If you like Ralph Bakshi and Heavy Metal, you should get a kick out of Rock & Rule.
 

Posted by Marc Campbell
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05.20.2012
11:52 pm
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