RIP Bill Keane of Family Circus fame

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  1. Moviefreak

    Moviefreak Master Member RPF PREMIUM MEMBER

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    Artist and creator of Family Circus, Bill Keane has passed. He was a talented writer and artist, and father of famed Disney animator Glen Keane. He will be missed :(
     
  2. moffeaton

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    THERE CAN BE ONLY OOOOONE!

    (lightening storm)
     
  3. moffeaton

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  4. Flagg

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    When asked who was going to give the eulogy all in attendance said "Not me!"
     
  5. Apollo

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    Or Ida Know! :lol

     
  6. BornKilr

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    They need to make the last comic one with the pallbearers carrying the casket all over the panel, through the neighborhood, over and around everything, before they get it to the cemetery.
     
  7. the_batdemon

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    ^^ :lol:lol:lol ^^ You beat me to it!

    I haven't read the strip in years, but didn't his son take over?
     
  8. Alan Cross

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    Yeah, I thought the guy passed away years ago and the strip was done by his son. He always did the "Dad's away so six year old Timmy drew the strip today" and the resulting cartoon looked authentically crude as if drawn by a child. Of course it wasn't.

    BTW, the best DRAWN strip today, in my opinion, is ZITS. Those guys put the work in. The design of their panels and the jokes are terrific.
     
  9. Treadwell

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    Yes, the real "Jeffy" has been doing the strip for a few years, although there is not a little reuse/adaptation of old art.

    ...And I only read it ironically, via The Comics Curmudgeon, www.joshreads.com
     
  10. Moviefreak

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    I would love to see his son Glen take over.... But I know he is busy animating. He is still one of the best artists I have ever seen. His animation of Aladin, the Little Mermaid and the Beast will always be legendary. He would probably draw the comic "too well" anyway :lol

    Those not familiar with Glen's work can view it here:

    http://theartofglenkeane.blogspot.com/
     
  11. Treadwell

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    Glen's exactly where he needs to be. :)
     
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  12. Moviefreak

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    He has to be bored not being able to animate like he used to. He tried directing but decided to step away from it.
     
    Last edited: Nov 10, 2011
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  13. Laffo

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    I for one, will not miss Family Circus.
    Laffo.
     
  14. Moviefreak

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    Had to hit you with rep points for your comment because I couldn't agree more :)
     
  15. Treadwell

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    See post 9, it'll still be nauseating us for years to come.
     
  16. Treadwell

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    wait, he's not animating anymore?
     
  17. Moviefreak

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    He animates in 2-D as concepts and inspiration for the 3-D stuff. He started directing Rapunzel but in 2008 he stepped away from the project and one of my old College friends stepped in to direct it, and it changed into Tangeled. Glen doesn't get to do much 2-D animating anymore :( but he does some 3-D stuff, although it doesn't have that magic touch that his hand drawn stuff possessed. It looks like anyone else's 3-D work. His drawing skill made his previous animation shine.
     

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