Thursday, August 3, 2023

Dr Who? Wu? Hu?


graphite in sketchbook

Last week I watched the 1967 movie King Kong Escapes. I'm not sure that I had ever seen it before and it was cheesy and campy as all that, but I was entertained. The main villain, Dr. Who, or maybe it was Wu, or Hu, depending on the American versus the Japanese releases, was this over the top, flamboyant character who (no pun intended) was modeled after the original 1960's Dr. Who, played by William Hartnell. The English dubbed voice was done by Paul Frees, so that combination of Japanese villain, Dr. Who looks and Burgermeister Meisterburger voice was a perfect cocktail of 60's fun. I need to do a sketch of him in ink, as I felt that I didn't quite catch the essence of the character.

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