Classic Cartoons: Martin Plimmer on Mel Calman
Saturday 10 October 1998
For all his melancholy (his listed recreations in Who's Who were "brooding and worrying"), he wasn't depressive, and was capable of wild, hallucinogenic fantasies, according to his daughter Stephanie, a sitcom writer. One was a plan to spray Centrepoint pink from a helicopter. Sadly, he died - in 1994 - before he could carry this out. Some of his many drawings can be seen at the exhibition Look Back in Angst, at Rae-Smith Gallery, Cecil Court, London WC2 (0171-836 7424), to 24 Oct.
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