Thursday, 2 October 2008

Bateman: The Possibilities of a Vacuum Cleaner

One illustrator/cartoonist I'm always surprised to see getting no attention from animation fans is H. M. Bateman. His drawings are always full of movement and character, and often depict comical and complex sequences that would be well suited to the medium.

One of his very best pieces is the bizarre 'The Possibilities of a Vacuum Cleaner' of 1921, probably the weirdest cartoon he ever drew.

I will post much more about Bateman's life and work in the near future.

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