Galloping bed

The Walking bed, 26 July 1908

For a discussion touching on the possible influence of Muybridge’s work on early comic strips, go to the engaging blog Comics Comics.

Jeet Heer reproduces the whole page from which the above frame of the newspaper strip Little Nemo in Slumberland, The Walking Bed by Winsor McCay, is taken. Perhaps more trotting or galloping than walking, but the comparison with Muybridge’s work is interesting – as are the blog’s ‘comments’.

Don’t forget to visit The Compleat Muybridge

Michael Milburn Foster : new work

Man Performing a Straight Jump

Michael Milburn Foster continues his series of paintings inspired by Muybridge’s action photography.

I have always been fascinated by the moving image and I have been a film director for almost thirty years, as well as being a painter. However, I am now committed entirely to my painting and the one subject I want to continue to try and capture and describe is the human figure in motion.

The 2010 Collection is here:

His previous work, The Muybridge Series, is here:

Man Running I – IV (one of four panels)

Milburn Foster’s work can be found in many private collections, the majority in London, Sydney, Paris, Milan, Zurich, Brussels and Budapest. His studio is currently in Budapest but he plans to return to live in France.