Wednesday, January 2, 2008
The Prince of Scales
Michael Sporn reminds us today to visit THE THIEF, a recently begun blog chronicling the making of Richard Williams' magnum opus THE THIEF AND THE COBBLER. The blog is edited and created by artists who worked on the film.
I'd love to know if they have any information about this 'scaly-skinned' Prince character that appears in a film still from the 1975 book CREATORS OF LIFE. I have seen various versions of the film (bootlegs, YouTubes, and the "official" studio releases) but this character doesn't appear in any of them. The design is intriguing though and the use of fish scales to represent his skin is to me typical of Williams' wonderful sense of visual invention.