Let’s All Dig Through Terry Gilliam’s Archive

Imagine that animator/film director Terry Gilliam had a daughter. Imagine that daughter dug through her dad’s archives. Imagine that she started a blog to share all the cool things she found with the rest of the world. Now, stop imagining! Rush over to Holly Gilliam’s fantastic new blog Discovering Dad. Even better, she’s organizing her dad’s work “so it can eventually be put in a book and an exhibition.”

I can’t let this opportunity pass without mentioning that there’s a Czech film and theater poster shop named in honor of Terry Gilliam’s socks. The store, Terry Posters, has an amazing catalog of images online that’ll inspire you for days on end.

(Thanks, Slowtiger)


  • Brad Constantine

    Santa got my letter!

  • http://mattjonezanimation.blogspot.com/ Matt Jones

    All children of accomplished cartoonists rally! Dig through your parents’ lofts, garages and storage lockers, scan & blog it all! Three cheers for Holly Gilliam!

  • beamish13

    Gilliam’s book ANIMATIONS OF MORTALITY is one of my most prized possessions. It’s an incredibly funny pseudo-”how to create animation” tome that features some of his best illustrations. Also, the published screenplay of TIME BANDITS is filled with storyboards and conceptual artwork for it.

  • John A

    Terry Gilliam needs to return to his animation roots.

  • http://weirdurl.com Zekey

    This made my day~

  • jordan reichek

    thanks, amid…..amazing blog!

  • http://www.bobharper.net Bob Harper

    This is super awesome. Mr. Gilliam is one of the main reasons I got into this biz. I’ll be visiting the blog very much!

  • V.M.L.

    He’s been one of my filmmaking inspirations for the longest time. In high school I did a speech and essay about him. I never thought I’d meet the man himself, six years later at a film festival! I just HAD to tell him about that high school project during our conversation! X)

  • Chris Padilla

    A Terry Gilliam animated feature.
    Need I say more?
    Okay then, how about your Don Quixote script?

    • jérôme

      His Don Quixote script floats somewhere on the internet for those who can see it…

  • Keith Paynter

    …or an animated ‘Don Quixote’ film…?