Friday, March 5, 2010

Milt Gross - Yinglish is WAYYYYYYYYY Cooler than Spanglish!

Backwards/Out-of-Order Birthday Week continues! Yesterday, March 4, was the 115th anniversary of the birth of Milt Gross in 1895!

Milt Gross was a cartoonist who dabbled in 3 different mediums and had an impact on them all. Comic Strips, Comic Books and Animation all felt his zaniness and were left the better for it.

Zaniness is a word I seldom use, but no other applies to this guy. His cartoons were downright wacky in their appearance and execution. Milt's goal was nothing more than to make the audience laugh.

I would say he aimed for nothing weightier...but really, making people laugh is about as important a thing as you should ever want to do.

I'll come back at a future date to talk more about Milt's wonderful work. I'm going to leave you with just a few examples for now.

Technical difficulties here at "Jeffy's Head" central require that I do a little maintenance and is the reason today's post is a little late. I wanted to get a little something up here for my readers though...and Milt Gross' work is awfully fun to look at and read.

Enjoy, I'll see ya all tomorrow!

Thanks Milt...for never diluting the "funny"!


Anonymous said...

these are beautiful-keep them coming-charlie

Jeff Overturf said...

Thanks for stopping by Charlie. I hope you enjoy what you see here.

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