Monday, August 4, 2008

Arthur "Pop" Momand - How to Draw Hands and Feet


"Pop" Momand gave the English language the phrase "Keeping up with the Joneses," by using it as the title of the popular comic strip he started in 1916. He started as a sketch artist at the New York World. He drew the strip until 1945, after which he became a portrait painter. For a more complete history see Lambiek.net, also Don Markstein's Toonpedia.

All the time he kept up his figure drawing. These are two pages from a sketchbook, one a study of hands, the other of feet. They are on the Ebay Auction site.

The artistic life must have agreed with him, he lived to be a hundred and one.

Some strips from Keeping up with the Joneses.

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