The other night the family and I were watching the Disney movie, "The Aristocats". and I recalled something I had not thought about in years.
In 1968, while I attended L.A. Trade Tech, majoring in art and illustration, one of my instructors, who was also working at the Disney Studios in Burbank, California, told us that there were times that he and the other illustrators/animators would grow tired of the monotony of drawing the same characters over and over. Every now and then they would draw the heroine or hero, usually female, in compromising situations, as well as degrees of nakedidity. Walt was never to see these drawings but they still made the rounds and the resulting humor did much to relieve the stress and tension that was rampant in the studio at that time. I saw one and I can tell you that they were incredible.
I tell you that to tell you this, every now and then it is fun to dip the creative pen or brush into the ink well of insanity. I have been dipping.
Once in a while I would like to share some of these excursions into that realm of tasteless humor with you. If they are repulsive to you and/or offend your sense of good taste then my job is successful and they have served their purpose.
These are not for publication but are simply my mind's way of saying, "Stop doing that with the chickens and take the tents down and clean the cages!!!"
Your's for a wrinkle free, drip dry water buffalo.
I have been married twice, the first time was to Janice, mother of our two children, Thomas David Holloway and Tracy Lynn Barron. The second, to Sheri with whom I have a daughter, Breanna Lynn Holloway. I have a Grand daughter by Tom and Christine her name is Kassandra, also, I have two Grandchildren by my daughter Tracy; Connor and Alexandra. All 3 have stolen my heart!!!
I was art director for an advertizing firm when, in 1986 I was declared legally blind with cone dystrophy.
I have continued to draw through the use of magnifiers,enlargers and a cctv, and the continued support of family and friends. My comic strip, THE GRAND LIFE, is currently running in Thursday's edition of The Frederick News-Post. For personal contact my email address is: firstname.lastname@example.org I would love to hear from you!
(Please note that as of January 2010, The Grand Life has been dropped by The Frederick News-Post.)