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How to Draw Girls Jefferson Machamer Original Drawing

                                              Untitled (How to Draw Girls) Circa 1946 collection Jim Linderman Dull Tool Dim Bulb

A funny and talented man, Jefferson Machamer was that rare comic artist who was not only a fine draftsman...he was successful out of the basement! THIS close to be recognized as a REAL artist, he was also a joke writer in Hollywood WAY back, and he authored the strips "Petting Patty" and "Hollywood Husband" during his illustration career. He also worked as a writer on the films "Cute Crime" "Fun's Fun" "Gags and Gals" and the immortal  "Koo Koo Korrespondance Skool" in which he played himself...thus satisfying the rigorous "clever use of alliteration" important for all comics.  Born 1901 in NYC, he ended up in Hollywood where he passed away in 1960, so the work here should be counted among his last. His most important contribution, other than the slightly perturbed dames like these he "tossed off" (but always took time to pattern their dresses) is his book "Drawing The Female Figure" which shows his generous side...he made it easy for thousands of young kids to learn how to earn at their craft.  One page is shown here. A master!  Bonus points for his marriage to a hot Hollywood actress who starred in 25 Hollywood B flicks
Original Drawing (Top) Collection Jim Linderman

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