Sunday, August 05, 2012

 The Comfy Chair!
Terry Gilliam, the only American member of the Pythons 
who was their official graphic artist in residence was 

occasionally unleashed. Here he is as Cardinal Fang. No one expects the Spanish Inquisition....
Gilliam of course went on to become one of the most radically original and 
visionary film makers of our time.  He was a graphic artist from Wisconsin 
who went to Art school in Cleveland, Ohio with Robert Crumb.
Gilliam was a brilliant animator, who created an entire genre of 
Stop motion collage animation. He could create his cartoons in his brain and then sort of act them out. He could become his cartoon characters when he performed. He had access to the entire BBC library 
of images and sound effects, but he always said he could do his own sounds better than any found 
professionally recorded sound by imagining what it should sound like and then making the 
disgusting squishy noises with his own larnyx.

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