"Herriman could usually be found seated at the drawing table amind crowquill pens, watercolor brushes, India ink, and bristol boards. There this gentle artist spent a lifetime creating magic for the newspapers of America."
Patrick McDonnell, Karen O'Connell, Georgia Riley de Havenon
KRAZY KAT, THE COMIC ART OF GEORGE HERRIMAN
Ok, I give up. It seems that writing a short biography of Herriman is beyond my reach...
Shame on me! But I don't feel like rewriting the wheel (hum...). There is plenty of web sites out there with wonderful bios of our prefered cartoonist!
- Let's start with a nice article by Tad Dorgan, written in 1920, which describe pretty well the artist.
- http://www.toonopedia.com/herriman.htm - The bios at toonopedia. This website, while not dedicated to herriman, contains a good bio of him as well as a lot of other great cartoonists. A must see!
- http://www.krazy.com/herriman.htm - This site is a must see also if you're a kat lover !!!
- http://www.clstoons.com/paoc/herriman.htm - Another nice biography
|Here is how the author thinks he looks like ...|
|... and there he really is.|