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Simpsons Illustrator David Silverman Tweeted A Load Of Early Sketches And They're Predictably Wonderful

Animator and Director David Silverman has been with the The Simpsons from the very beginning. This weekend he tweeted 13 sketches that date back as far as 1988.

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1.

Found Milhouse ruffs from 1988 Butterfinger ad. His 1st appearance. "It's neat-o!"™ was Bart's line -- hooboy -

David Silverman@tubatron

Found Milhouse ruffs from 1988 Butterfinger ad. His 1st appearance. "It's neat-o!"â„¢ was Bart's line -- hooboy -

07:39 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

2.

Okay, and here's Milhouse model sheet done for Bart the Genius --

David Silverman@tubatron

Okay, and here's Milhouse model sheet done for Bart the Genius --

03:54 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

3.

Interesting drawing, original Mrs Krabappel model for Bart the Genius. The great Dan Haskett designed her!

David Silverman@tubatron

Interesting drawing, original Mrs Krabappel model for Bart the Genius. The great Dan Haskett designed her!

03:12 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

4.

Ruff of Homer from TU Short "The Bart Simpson Show" w frame grab of final. Not many ruffs saved from back then -

David Silverman@tubatron

Ruff of Homer from TU Short "The Bart Simpson Show" w frame grab of final. Not many ruffs saved from back then -

04:16 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

5.

Was looking for artifacts from Bart the Genius (1/14/90) - found roughs of Homer from final scene.

David Silverman@tubatron

Was looking for artifacts from Bart the Genius (1/14/90) - found roughs of Homer from final scene.

01:01 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

6.

Also found, from Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (12/5/91) - my storyboard sketch for Land of Chocolate.

David Silverman@tubatron

Also found, from Burns Verkaufen der Kraftwerk (12/5/91) - my storyboard sketch for Land of Chocolate.

01:42 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

7.

Well, now HERE'S the 1st part of that Land of Chocolate sequence, I knew it was around somewhere -

David Silverman@tubatron

Well, now HERE'S the 1st part of that Land of Chocolate sequence, I knew it was around somewhere -

02:32 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

8.

Wes Archer's clean up of his Marge turnaround, first season --

David Silverman@tubatron

Wes Archer's clean up of his Marge turnaround, first season --

03:57 AM - 19 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

9.

AS it is Edgar Allen Poe's 205th bday (1/19/1809) here come a few THoH Raven roughs found lyin' around --

David Silverman@tubatron

AS it is Edgar Allen Poe's 205th bday (1/19/1809) here come a few THoH Raven roughs found lyin' around --

02:56 AM - 20 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

10.

Found this little worksheet, trying to figure out Bart as The Raven (two days after Poe's bday, yeah I'm late).

David Silverman@tubatron

Found this little worksheet, trying to figure out Bart as The Raven (two days after Poe's bday, yeah I'm late).

05:39 PM - 21 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

11.

Various doodles for storyboard & layout for THoH Raven -

David Silverman@tubatron

Various doodles for storyboard & layout for THoH Raven -

03:17 AM - 20 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

12.

Homer pondering weak and weary, over many quaint & curious volume of forgotten lore -

David Silverman@tubatron

Homer pondering weak and weary, over many quaint & curious volume of forgotten lore -

03:13 AM - 20 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

13.

And here's another THoH Raven ruff - Homer looks to Lenore - ohhh Lenore --

David Silverman@tubatron

And here's another THoH Raven ruff - Homer looks to Lenore - ohhh Lenore --

03:03 AM - 20 Jan 14ReplyRetweetFavorite

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