Sunday, March 20, 2011

Sketches of Bradbury

Back in August of last year, I attended Ray Bradbury's 90th birthday party in the Mystery & Imagination Bookshop in Glendale, California. While crowds packed the front of the shop trying to get a glimpse of Ray, in a quiet corner stood a fellow with a pencil and paper, sketching Bradbury from memory. Said fellow, it turns out, was Bill Goodwin.

Bill doesn't know exactly what became of that sketch, but he has more - such as the one below, which I can't help seeing as Ray-as-steam-locomotive.

(click on image to enlarge)

Although Bill can't locate his bookshop sketch, I happened to snatch a few seconds of video of him sketching. So, for your delectation and delight, here it is. To get the best view of the sketch, you may need to pick up your computer screen and rotate it through 90 degrees...


Anonymous said...

Very thoughtful and eloquent hands.

Phil said...

Well said, Anonymous. I just wish I'd caught the FIRST lines on the page, not the last!