Tuesday, November 29, 2005

More Furry Animals

I'll be in Italy for a week.I'll keep posting on my return. Check
http://okgrillo.blogspot.com/ for daily postings.

Monday, November 28, 2005

Jazz a la Carte

I am always sketching images that could be an inspiration for an animation idea. I drew these with no particular purpose but they ended in the studio's showreel titles.
It can be seen here:


These were for a projected animated film based on a third Alice's adventure...There is a substantial piece of animatic completed. I'll post somed more images in the future.

Friday, November 25, 2005


I am periodically graced by postcards handrawn by Canadian animator Marv Newland. I have already a very nice collection. Here are two of them.

Thursday, November 24, 2005


I cannot find words to express how much I like this picture by Andre Francois from the late fifties. To me says more about Paris than any photograph can. Wonderful!

Wednesday, November 23, 2005

Little Furry Animals

Illustrations I drew for "Everyday a Small Victory" by Chips Hardy.
To be published in 2006

Tuesday, November 22, 2005


These images are for a children's picture book I want to make. Is there an intelligent publisher who wants to publish it? Let me know.

Monday, November 21, 2005

Leap Frog

Five pictures for "Leap Frog" Project of an animated short with music by Charlie Parker.

Saturday, November 19, 2005

Lion & Boy

Friday, November 18, 2005

Early Pinocchio

In 1967 I drew this version of Pinocchio. I remember doing it in a period of great happiness. It was in the middle of summer and everyday I got up at 6 in the morning and drew for a couple of hours under a grapevine in the patio, then I went to work at the studio. The drawings aren't very good but I suppose they captured something of that happiness.

Thursday, November 17, 2005

Trillo & Grillo

Pages from a comic book made in collaboration with the Argentinean writer Carlos Trillo. The story is about both of us returning to our childhood looking like two old kids.
Nobody notices that.
It was drawn in the classic style of the comics of our youth and printed in old yellowish paper.
It was completed a few years ago but remains still unpublished (Don't ask me why, ask the publishers)


When I was a kid in Buenos Aires I bought a manual for lettering artists. It had alphabets in different types for you to copy. The period flavour is amazing. I still marvel at the beauty of these types...Above is a small sample.

Wednesday, November 16, 2005


In case you wanted to envy me. This 1939 flipbook has almost the complete animation of the Disney's short "Donald and Pluto". It is one of my most precious treasures.

Book Cover

This is a book cover I drew in Spain in 1970


If you want to see an interesting site about UPA, go to:
You can find there a video with my pretty mug.

Tuesday, November 15, 2005


For no reason what so ever I decided to draw this Uppish pictures.

Monday, November 14, 2005

Mrs. Masham's Repose

Having Illustrated "Gulliver Travels", the publisher asked me to do "Mrs. Masham's Repose" by T.H. White, the author of "The Sword in the Stone". In this novel, a young girl finds in the garden the Lilliputians brought to England by Lemuel Gulliver. Great book!

Gulliver Travels

I've illustrated this in Italy in 1970
(I wish I could do it again to improve it!!!)

Saturday, November 12, 2005

Great War Art

If you want to see REAL ART, do visit this extraordinary site:
There are THOUSANDS of great pictures by painters and illustrators of the First World War. The skill and talent of these artists was immense. Be patient and see it all. It is a very large site. Your patience will be rewarded by beautiful and evocative pictures.
I strongly recommend you to look for the work of the German artist Brynolf Wennerberg.
He was a very elegant and delicate watercolourist.

Friday, November 11, 2005

Parker's mood

Stills from our "work in progress" animation "Parker's Mood"..It is a short illustrating the music of Charlie Parker. The animatic was shown at several festivals with some acclaim. That makes us think: Why should we finish it?