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Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Topic Author's Original Post - Mar 9, 2008 - 03:04am PT
Somebuddy on one of the threads suggested this. So here ittiz:

The Great Sheridan Anderson ( 1936 - 1984 ) Appreciation Thread.

Royal Robbins writes in Joe Kelsey's book "The Climbing Cartoons of Sheridan Anderson" , High Peaks Press, 1989
.....(and good fekkin' luck findin' a copy o dat !! Doubt even ol' Chessler hasz any)

" There was, in fact, in Sheridan's nature an ineffable touch of grace, a certain primal innocence, and even gentleness, behind that rough exterior. Like most of us, he was caught in the mud and yearned for the sky. Hence his aspirations for the peaks and his association with those who climb them. Indeed the cynicism shown in his caricatures of climbers may have been fueled by his learning that climbers themselves were, on the whole, not as elevated as their goals."

Sheridan Anderson's cartoons were an inspriation for me when I started my own attempts at cartoons about climbers in 1981. To this day they continue to be an inspiration for me to throw rocks at the windows of the Church of Climbing. I daresay they always will.

Here I also wish to acknowledge the passing of another iconoclastic climber-cartoonist, Paul Dedi, of Vancouver, Canada. Paul's inspired work appeared in Alpinist Mag and there is a tribute to Paul & his work on the Alpinist website in case you are unfamiliar with what he did. (btw thissiz not shameless self-promotion even tho' I did write it )

Cheers, Tami Knight





Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:07am PT
His were the greatest! Big Al has a signed original at his house in Josh...
Mimi

climber
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:07am PT
Cheers to Sheridan!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:08am PT
Anderson's Acme pinch grips gave rise to the term for a perfect jug;

"acmes"!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:11am PT
How about the Summit calender (with the months alphabetically "for your convenience") with the Herman Ghoul ad for Pervitin.
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:14am PT
I am fortunate to have a copy of the Climbing Cartoons of Sheridan Anderson, and of Baron von Mabel's Backpacking. I'll try to find time to scan and post a few.

Might one or two of Paul's things be scanned and posted?
Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:14am PT
Tami, any good places to see collections of your work?


I have Sheridans Curtis Creek Manifesto!
nick d

Trad climber
nm
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:19am PT




Tami

Social climber
Vancouver, Canada
Topic Author's Reply - Mar 9, 2008 - 03:20am PT
Shack - U can find collections of my stuff on pottyroom walls
hahaaa....
All my books are outta print now & I have the remaining copies. Drop me an email if yer interested.
Cheers, Tami
Mimi

climber
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:20am PT
JEleazarian

Trad climber
Fresno CA
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:20am PT
I, too, have the "Abominable Mountaineering" calendar. Not only did it arrange the months in alphabetical order, but it had an autographed picture of Mr. McKinley. Unfortunately, my technology is failing me or I would post my favorite Sheridan cartoon from Summit: "Dammit, Schlief, I thought you brought the hardware!"
Delhi Dog

Trad climber
Good Question...
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:22am PT
"I have Sheridan's Curtis Creek Manifesto!"
Me too, which in its own way directed my ethics towards our watery brothers and sisters.

Love that book!

Tami, to add, I sure have enjoyed your work over the years-thank you!!

Cheers,
DD
Mimi

climber
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:22am PT
Mighty Hiker

Social climber
Vancouver, B.C.
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:26am PT
Then there's his fine diagrams in Advanced Rockcraft..
Shack

Big Wall climber
Reno NV
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:28am PT
" Shack - U can find collections of my stuff on pottyroom walls"

Would that be original artwork? Hrrrk hrrk!
Toker Villain

Big Wall climber
Toquerville, Utah
Mar 9, 2008 - 03:29am PT
For a number of years in Zion bivy permits were to be had at an office on the right at the end of a hall. On the wall at the end where one turned was a copy of the full page cartoon from the back of Vulgarian Digest with an enormous bear-like ranger straddling a tiny sapling and motioning two climbers AWAY!

He is pointing to the right.
Watusi

Social climber
Newport, OR
Mar 9, 2008 - 05:23am PT
NIIIIIICE!!!!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 9, 2008 - 12:38pm PT
I posted these on various other threads, but I'll put them all here...











Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 9, 2008 - 12:44pm PT
Joe Kelsey's book "The Climbing Cartoons of Sheridan Anderson" has a lot of the cartoons, but the format is rather small...
..has Kelsey, or anyone else, thought of putting out a larger format, higher print quality book? I'm sure there is a rather limited market for it... also, the originals are probably in a state of deterioration at this point and in need of preservation (see Roger's post).

These would be great in the Yosemite Climbing Museum!
Ed Hartouni

Trad climber
Livermore, CA
Mar 9, 2008 - 12:49pm PT
from the Andy's Inferno summit register (Ken, you should go get that and preserve it before it dusts away!)

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