Wednesday, November 18, 2009

On the Sunny Side of the Street


Blogger Marcus Mientus said...

mmmhh, what a delicious colour range;-)
the drawing is brillant – as always. i like especially the cut-off head and the flying gent insect.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 1:50:00 pm  
Blogger Bruno Bauer said...

Las tetas cascote de Grillo me incomodan, pero esa rayita...

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 3:05:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Lamento de no poder proveerte de tetas de tu agrado, Galliano. Esta fantasia "linear" me hace recordar que Robert Crumb decia estar sexualmente atraido por Bugs bunny en su infancia. No quiero desilusionarte pero la cosa la aclaró muy bien Magritte con su famosa linea: "Ceci Nest Pas Une Pipe"

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:02:00 pm  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

A mí al contrario, me gusta ese tetamen natural, mejor que de silicona! No te pregunto la época, porque se ve que es de cuando las víboras andaban de pie.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:11:00 pm  
Blogger Eugen Caitaz said...

Oskar! I am very interested- where you work? In comiks or in other place!??? Say me please when you started(in what year?)you begining
to draw pictures in this interesting style!???

Look on my last post!!!

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 4:30:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

I was born in Buenos Aires in 1943 under the sign of the Lion. At thirteen years of age I learned cartooning by mail and at fifteen went to art school to study cartooning with Carlos Garaycochea. While there I saw a recruiting add for an animation studio seeking to train people to work in an TV series. I applied and was accepted and by the age of 16 I was working in animation and never stopped. At the same time I also worked illustrating magazines, children books, etc.

Around 1961 I joined a group of young artists and together we rented a studio where we met after work to paint. We had some exhibitions in Buenos Aires and met some extraordinary artists. In 1968 I got married and in December 1969 travelled to Europe with my wife Patricia.



In Europe I worked mainly for animation studios but also continued illustrating for advertising and had several books published.
In 1980 my friend Ted Rockley and I opened our own studio. We made mostly commercials but also animated musical shorts for Linda and Paul McCartney. One of these shorts, "Seaside Woman", won the Palme d'Or for the best short film at the 1980 Cannes Film Festival.
We continued animating for many countries for over 20 years and, in early 2000, when work started to get boring, we closed the studio and I retired from animation.
I continue sporadically illustrating books but only when I feel like it and I draw continuously for these blogs, which I enjoy enormously. Now and then I travel to some animation festivals, listen to music and do crosswords.

That's it.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009 6:52:00 pm  
Blogger ariel tenorio said...


Thursday, November 19, 2009 1:31:00 am  
Blogger Eugen Caitaz said...

Yes Oscar! Your life is very interesting! I think that for you have been, very interesting to remember those wonderful times!
Goodluck in your next sckitches!!!

Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:03:00 pm  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Thanks, Jenea. I can use a little bit of luck with my sketching.

Thursday, November 19, 2009 5:06:00 pm  
Blogger Unknown said...

reminds me of the Crumb exhibition i saw today at Scream gallery

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 12:11:00 am  
Blogger Oscar Grillo said...

Is there a Crumb exhibition!.Damn, I didn't know!

Tuesday, November 24, 2009 7:58:00 am  
Blogger Rous said...

la bombacha amarilla!

Wednesday, December 02, 2009 4:24:00 am  

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