The Man from E.G.G.

A place to put my time-wasting doodles, based upon the exercises outlined in the "How To Draw Animated Cartoons" book by Preston Blair.

Thursday, October 05, 2006

Time Enough, At Last?

Ah, yes. Remember the Twilight Zone episode, "Time Enough At Last"? Here's our pal, Henry Bemis reacting to the happy news that he is the sole survivor of a nuclear holocaust. You see, Henry was a mousy little guy, who worked in a bank. His only, simple joy was to read, yet his life was not his own. Then the bomb dropped and he was even more alone than ever.

Oh yeah, there's plenty of furniture and food left amongst the rubble, as we can see here. But what to do with the days he has left? The loneliness! The purposelessness! Then the BIG DISCOVERY - he finds the ruins of the public library! Amongst the ruins are enough books to keep him happily reading for the rest of this life and well into the next! Have you ever seen a happier person? At least on network TV?

Now, why do I mention all this here? Well, my wife and daughter will be going out of town to visit relatives for the next week or so. And I suppose that in amongst the surviving library books there could be a copy of Preston Blair's "Animation" manual. Now, if enough paper and pencils have escaped vaporization, Henry and I can work on our Line of Action lessons until either the Sun goes supernova or the family returns home.

Whichever comes first.

Have a good weekend, everyone!

P.S. In the cheap irony that was a hallmark of my beloved Twilight Zone, Henry smashed his glasses and spent the remainder of his days in agony, because he can't see well enough to read without them. Oh, well...


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