October 15, 2009

Look at my cock.


Check this out - I just got curious and looked up the illustrator of the Tawny Scrawny Lion Little Golden Book. It was a guy named Gustaf Tenggren. He also did the Pokey Little Puppy. But those were just his later works. What did he do as a younger man? Why, he was one of the Disney artists in the early days. He created the look and did the art for Snow White - those dwarfs and scary trees are his. His art made Pinocchio so dark and frightening. Before that he illustrated faerie tales and pirate books. I would never have seen this and connected it with the simple artwork of one of my favorite books as a kid.

"The Lucky Children," Grimm's Fairy Tales
1918, artist Gustaf Tenggren
from Le Blog de Li-An

4 comments:

Steph(anie) said...

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downtown guy said...

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Ms. Moon said...

Excellent!

honeyluna said...

That's freaking awesome.
He's not still alive, is he?