Tuesday, January 05, 2010
John Ford - caricaturist - who knew?
John Ford's caricatures of Ward Bond (as a gorilla). It looks very much like an animation model sheet from the golden age. Bond was a regular player in Ford's group and one of my all-time favorites. Ford is maybe my all-time favorite director. The drawings of Bond are mine and I couldn't resist doing a caricature (at right) of Ford's caricature. Ford drew these sometime in the 30's and I was astounded to see them in a biography of Ford (the name of which now escapes me), having no idea that he drew, though many directors are also artists. John Huston is another great director who also painted very well.