Monday, October 25, 2010

[06] COUNTDOWN to HALLOWEEN: Zombie Walk of Fame

Theodor Geisel wrote and illustrated some of the most famous children's books of all time under the pseudonyms Dr. Seuss, Theo LeSieg and, in one case, Rosetta Stone. Geisel's work as Dr. Seuss has been adapted into broadway musicals, television specials, and more recently, feature films. The Dr. Seuss name appears on Geisel's star on The Hollywood Walk of Fame.

As we keep down our dark path tonight, I present you with my Dr. Seuss Zombie sketch and linework from my upcoming Zombie Walk of Fame series (in progress.) This was one of the first names that popped out at me when I initially browsed through the list of stars who have the honor (or dishonor) of having a star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame. Geisel was one of the first celebrities I sketched. And yes, those WILL be green eggs and brains pouring out of the hat!

Zombie Dr Seuss Sketch and Lines (2010)

"Kids can see a moral coming a mile off." -Dr. Seuss

Geisel always had a lesson in mind to teach with his stories. In "How the Grinch Stole Christmas," it was materialism. "The Sneetches" set it's theme around racial equality in 1961 and he got even more political with "The Butter Battle Book" in 1984, which alluded to the arms race.

Dr. Seuss holiday TV specials have been a hallmark of broadcast television for many years now. Here's a clip from Seuss's "Halloween is Grinch Night." The Grinch returns to Whoville, only this time to steal Halloween...

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