Something incredible was brought to my attention recently.
J.C.Blomfield, my great grandfather was a brilliant man. Talented and also published. The news that in an early rendition of the New Zealand Freelancer, one of my Great Grandfathers cartoons was published. This is exciting for many reasons. not only was this in 1904 ( over 100 years ago), but he now holds the title of the first (unofficial) depiction of a cartoon Kiwi morphing into a Moa being used to represent the All Blacks .
This information has been published on NZ HistoryView LInk on NZ History
I notice so many similarities between my own style of work and my great Grandfathers. His line work and composition mirror some of my earlier designs. His work holds a bit more detail in the structure of the faces and the way the clothes fit.
To be continued…