With all the caricatures of artists by John Sparey we've been posting, you might be wondering what the artist himself looks like ...
So here's the artist himself, on the right, comparing self-caricatures with Ed Solomon. John says that's Ed's self-caricature that he drew into the page that he's holding.
Regarding Mr. Solomon*: Ed started at Mintz in 1935 and worked for MGM and Lantz before coming to Disney in the late 'forties. He left Disney in 1958 and spent the rest of his career making the rounds of just about every studio in town, before retiring in 1981. He received the Guild's Golden Award in 1985 (he's right behind Volus Jones in this photo). He died later that same year.
*There's another Ed Solomon in the entertainment biz: writer/director Ed Solomon, perhaps best known for co-writing "Men in Black."