MazeToons celebrates two milestones today, the anniversary of the birth of Andy Warhol and American Artists Month!
Andy Warhol was a fellow Pittsburgher and so I pretty much grew up being aware of his work and who he was. We have a wonderful museum dedicated to him and his work and it’s pretty common to know or run into people who knew him well in his youth.
I found out later in life that his real ambition in youth was to be a cartoonist. It shows in his early work which is much more “cartoony” in style. I personally prefer his illustration work. It’s very playful and whimsical. He would have made a great children’s book illustrator! Luckily I suppose for the art world he took a different path.
But I still like to remember Andy Warhol as a cartoonist and remain a fan of that early work.