Die Duckomenta Gerben Steenks

I was going to post a few images of the new exhibition of Die Duckomenta, but the idea of wading (or waddling) through a hundred and twenty versions of the same joke made me grab just a couple of the non-duck images. (below).

thumbnail of Mondrian Mouse
Based on that Dancing Dutchman.
(Click these thumbnails to enlarge them, please)

thumbnail of Mickey Schwitters
With a nod to Kurt the Kunstmeister.

A friend and colleague, Gerben Steenks (known as Gur-B), worked at the coalface of the Mickey industry in deepest Duckburg for a while, and was paid to put a graphical twist on the old menagerie of Disney characters.

thumbnail of title
(Do keep clicking on these thumbnails!)
He’s now freelance and producing some amazingly unhinged work that’s impossible to classify, yet instantly attention-grabbing.

A small sample:

thumbnail of Cows and stuff

thumbnail of Tricks with Trunks

I hope Gerben is thinking of selling prints of these.
Link to the Gur-B blog.
Link to Gur-B Flickr page.

The B in Gur-B
(The B in Gur-B)


Tribute to Joe Ranft

John Musker made this animatic style tribute to Joe Ranft on what would have been his 50th birthday, the 13th of March.

Madeleine Peyroux sings Bob Dylan’s “You’re Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go”.

It’s a sort of mini biography that charts seminal moments in Joe’s life.