Workstation.. "Buster Keaton" ~by Frank Savage~ Size A3 Pencils on card.

Considered one of the groundbreaking comedians of the early film era, Joseph Frank Keaton IV was born October 4, 1895, in Piqua, Kansas. His parents, Joe and Myra, were both veteran vaudevillian actors, and Keaton himself first began performing at the age of 3 when he was incorporated into their act.

As legend has it, he earned the name of "Buster" when he was 18 months old, after falling down a flight of stairs. Magician Harry Houdini scooped up the child and turning to the boy's parents quipped, "That was a real buster!"

Keaton quickly grew used to being knocked around a bit. Working with his parents in an act that prided itself on being as rough as it was funny, Keaton was frequently tossed around by his father. During these performances Keaton would learn to display the deadpan look that would later become a hallmark of his comedy career.

~Frank Savage~

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Comment by Nelson Failing on July 22, 2016 at 6:10am

Fantastic work as the bio too....

Comment by Frank Savage on July 22, 2016 at 7:28am

Thanks Nelson, Buster is one of my all time heroes! There's nothing more to say so ill just say

Comment by Paul Dodd on July 22, 2016 at 8:18am

Great picture. I grew up watching his films and loved them. I managed to find some very grainy clips on YouTube and my grandchildren love them

Comment by Mary Page on July 22, 2016 at 3:20pm


Comment by Kathy Orrell on July 22, 2016 at 8:25pm

Excellent work

Comment by Jim on July 22, 2016 at 11:56pm

Amazing pencil work!

Comment by Frank Savage on July 23, 2016 at 9:23am

Thank you all,

i have the original in a frame here and i must say, all these drawing are not done any Justice from my phone camera.., they are much more interesting in reality.


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