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Sunday, March 29, 2009

"Country Cousin" (1936) [Series] - Pencil of Abner and Monty

I was attracted to this image for a couple of reasons. First, I thought the characters were great -- Abner showing shock as Monty yanks him out of danger -- a super rendition of expressions. The sheet also starts to demonstrate Monty's changing character as he becomes more protective of Abner.

Second, the shadow and water effects add to the overall interest of the image -- from an educational perspective. The notations give an indication as to the relationship between this sheet and several others in the sequence.

The comment in blue: "Ab still has bewildered exp."

Abner and Monty [click to enlarge]

The only thing I don't like about the sheet (from a display standpoint) is that Monty is so close to the right edge. I have not framed this as of yet, but my guess is that it would look best if "floated" so the whole sheet if visible.

----- DATABASE NOTES -----

From “Country Cousin” (1936). Drawing of Monty and Abner. Excellent view of both characters and special effects. Note: "Ab still [has] bewildered exp" in blue pencil. Red effects "123 x SW" "123 124 125" [12”W x 10”H] SeqID-0460

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