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Monday Morning Art: Scape, revisited

Years ago here in PopCult, I ran a series of digital paintings I called “Scape.” They were permutations of an abstract landscape design that I came up with. Well, a quick check of the PopCult archives shows that all the graphics from our early days have gone down some cyber rabbit-hole, never to be seen again. Today I am re-presenting “Scape Number One.” In the coming weeks, you will probably see some new variations on the Scape design. This will be an indicator that I didn’t have time to do anything good that week.

As always, you can click the image to see a larger version.  And starting late Monday afternoon, you might be able to buy this image and other recent Monday Morning Artworks in the newly revamped Monday Morning Art Store.  Please, don’t harm yourself while waiting for the store to be updated.  There are technical reasons for the delay, and we hate to be reponsible when our loyal customers hang themselves.  Plus, we might not have time to update the stores, so maybe you shouldn’t even bother looking. You can also follow these links to ignore my efforts in the PopCult store and the Radio Free Charleston store 

Sunday Evening Videos: Tex Avery

 

One-hundred-one-years and three days ago, Frederick Bean “Tex” Avery entered this world. The Earth is a much funnier place because of it. Among Avery’s contributions to the world of animation are the creation or co-creation of such characters as Bugs Bunny, Daffy Duck, Droopy Dog, Porky Pig, Chilly Willy, and the exquisite creature you see meeting his demise in the cartoon above, Screwy Squirrel.

Aside from being one of the most influential directors in the history of animation, it is also rumored that the Bay Of Pigs Invasion was actually based on the plot of one of Avery’s Droopy Dog cartoons. (citation needed)

Along with The Marx Brothers and Monty Python, Tex Avery helped shaped the worldview of this blogger during his formative years. That should explain a lot.

After the jump, we present John Needham’s entire 1988 documentary on the life and work of Tex Avery in five parts, plus I stuck in a few of his other classic cartoons at the end.

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