For centuries (or something) it has been the bane of kid’s summer vacations when the inevitable demand comes down from the ‘rents, “Clean the garage!” Usually a dusty, boring process of throwing away and rearranging old furniture, bags of clothes, and other profoundly uninteresting suburban detritus. Well imagine Terry Gilliam is your Dad- suddenly the job just got a lot more interesting.
In the case of Gilliam’s daughter Holly, she has taken on that exact enviable task…
In October 2011 I took on the mamouth task of organising my father’s archive – all his work from pre-Python days, as a cartoonist, photojournalist & assistnat 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.
You can visit Holly’s Blogspot right here and begin perusing her great finds!
She’s only just begun and already some fun Monty Python illustrations have come up, along with a box of Gilliam’s early experiments going back to the 1960s. Holly has only just begun, but this is definitely one to keep an eye on.
via Amy Mebberson (via John Gohlson)