Thursday, July 10, 2008
Sunday, April 27, 2008
Andy: 1985 Paris visitors
Photos from Rej Bourdage's brother-in-law. They were taken from a 1985 trip that he and Rej's sister Dana took to Paris. Andy and Linzi have fun with the crowd. Some of the other people were also visiting (Anne-Marie and Ralph), and the rest were working on "Asterix".
Wednesday, April 16, 2008
Andy: Dave Smith photo
Tuesday, April 15, 2008
Andy: more 1985
Jonathan Webber was kind enough to send some great photos of Andy from our time in Paris, around 1985. Mike Smith became a very close friend for Andy over the years. As John wrote "they are actually from Mike Smith's legendary box of pictures from back then".
I can't believe how young everyone was.
Andy standing beside a gigantic xerox of a brithday card Mike Smith drew for him. Mike caricatured most of the people of the studio at the time, all wishing Andy a happy birthday. I've got a copy of the drawing around here, so I'll scan it an upload it soon. I think this might be in '84.
Tapani Knuutila, unknown girl, Dino, Andy, Johathan. Reg and Mike in the foreground. That looks like Roger Chiasson in the background (beard).
I'm not sure where this is. Could be Paris, but Mike had returned to London in '85, and it could've been a trip that people made up there to visit him at the time. Maybe someone can clarify....
Sunday, April 13, 2008
Andy Knight: 1985
Andy was 2 years ahead of me at college, a class that was comprised of some pretty stong draughtsmen/cartoonists, and Andy was at the top. His drawings were the definition of "appealing".
In 1984-85 I was fortunate to work in Paris on 2 "Asterix" animated films. Andy was doing both storyboards and layout for the films. His drawing ability was something to admire even back then. He must have been 22 years old, yet he storyboarded most of the film with a confidence and ability of someone who'd been in doing it for a dozen years. I could never figure out how he understood film language so easily that early in his career.....
Andy, Linzi, and John
One of the common images I have of Andy is his wry smile. It's as though he knew something you didn't; showing a wisdom beyond his age.
Andy Knight: 1990
Saturday, November 05, 2005
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