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IT BUGS ME THAT NO ONE TALKS ABOUT THIS MOVIE THEY TALK ABOUT ALL THE OTHER PIXAR MOVIES BUT NOT THIS ONE THIS ONE IS AMAZING
It BUGS you?
Display Of the Sunday Funnies
Here’s something decidedly non-digital.
In the early 1990s I was commissioned to create a large display featuring Sunday comics characters from the newspaper where I worked as an illustrator. The display (which coincided with the 100th anniversary of the Sunday funnies) was to have a Christmas theme and be ready for the holidays.
I was assigned a carpenter to cut my sketches out inch-thick plywood. My job was to paint the characters exactly as they appeared in print, which meant that I had to simulate the drawing styles of each respective cartoonist. I also had to oversee the mixture of paints in the bold, pure colors of the comics. This care was necessary in order to obtain the cooperation of the various syndicates owning the characters, who could easily have shut down the project.
The figures ranged from three to eight feet in height. I cannot remember how many I made, but the assembled display (erected on a rooftop) stretched for over 200 feet. The display was enhanced with special lighting, music and even pneumatic pumps that enabled some characters to move.
Unfortunately there are no good photos (as far as I know) of the finished display, and after a couple of years the whole thing was given away to a local charity. I have no idea where it is today. I regret losing track of it, as I have always considered it my Sistine Ceiling.