Thursday, June 5, 2008


The other day I was talking with a friend about movies and the movie "Freaks" came up. I haven't thought about this movie for years. It's a good movie from 1932.

Written by Todd Robbins, produced and directed by Tod Browning, this is a movie that lovingly portrays circus freaks. It shows them as decent, kind, and accepting people. It also portrays two of the so called normal people to be the truly ugly ones.

Anyway, I sketched these two sketches from a YouTube clip I found of the movie. They are just pretty quick sketches on cheap paper with mechanical pencil, but fun to do never the less. I am also adding the clip from YouTube. Not just for comparison, but to give an idea of the movie. Included in the clip is the famous chant.

"Gooble gobble, gooble gobble,
we accept her, we accept her,
one of us, one of us,
you are now one of us."