I wanted to mention, given the increased traffic lately and the keen interest in John K's heretofore unseen elephant designs, that I've been adding to the drawings in the last post below, doubling the orignal number.
Just in case you come back and wouldn't think to take a second look at the elephants.
This is it for the time being, as far as John's work goes. I'm very glad to be able to have this forum to share them--it's a waste to have them tucked away in a drawer. One of the joys of working in an animation studio surrounded by other artists are those times when another person hauls out his or her bunch of saved model sheets, drawings, notes, what-have-yous, and you see something new. This is a small virtual version of that.
And so, as I notice that most visitors are going directly to the posts with the elephants via the links from other sites, I'd humbly suggest that you have a look at my earlier posts. There's more cool oddities and some pretty neat things pertaining to animation history. I think my best entry thus far has been this one about Fred Moore. These older posts don't appear on the current page due to space, so just an FYI. Thanks for dropping by!