Two Max Fleischer drawings of Koko the Clown

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Two Max Fleischer drawings of Koko the Clown

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Two Max Fleischer drawings of Koko the Clown
Fleischer Studios, 1920s. Pencil on paper, matted and framed. The first drawing depicts Koko the Clown and the second, a flowered canopy. With the success of Gertie the Dinosaur (1914), many other newspaper cartoonists made films of their comic strip characters. The first invention to shorten the hand labor process was Max Fleischer's "Rotoscope," a light table and mirror that allowed live action film to be projected frame by frame onto a table top. Tracing the frames was much quicker than producing a drawing on a blank page. To test this new invention, Fleischer photographed his brother Dave in a clown costume, thus creating Koko the Clown, their first star.
Overall: 22 3/4 x 17 3/4 in
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Two Max Fleischer drawings of Koko the Clown
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