In October 2011 I took on the mammoth task of organising my father's archive - all his work from pre-Python days, as a cartoonist, photojournalist & assistant editor for Help! magazine, through all his original artwork and cut-outs for Python animation, posters, logos and generally everything Python, to his storyboards, designs and sketches for his feature films and other non-film related projects (including his opera of "Faust" and that infamous Nike commercial). Why!? Because I have been lucky enough to be surrounded by my father's amazing work all my life and I think it should be seen by everyone so I am organising the archive so it can eventually be put in a book and an exhibition. Along the (dusty) way I have uncovered absolute gems. I have set up this blog to share my journey and some of the "gems" I find along the way... Enjoy.
And look at these gems! Beginning with the titles and flowers from the opening of Monty Python's Flying Circus,
And continuing than with some mostly brave kuhniggits (knights) from the opening credits of Monty Python's The Holy Grail,
and whatever this is.
And finally, some initial pieces...
and a final colored version of the "big she dragon."