Mark Twain’s 176th Birthday

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A great writer and humorist, Mark Twain once said, “Against the assault of laughter nothing can stand.” His characters are as sincere as they are funny and playful; his work is iconic and a part of literary history. As an author that readers around the world have adored for a century, Mark Twain is a perfect fit for a doodle!Since Google never likes to take itself too seriously, I wanted to pick a scene from Twain’s work that is both recognizable and funny. The fence-painting sequence from The Adventures of Tom Sawyer seemed a perfect fit. Not only does it incorporate a little bit of mischievous humor (painting fences is certainly thrilling!) it also plays cleverly with the white space of the homepage. Alluding to a comic-book format, I drew Tom and Ben working on the fence and, therefore, spreading our famous white space across the doodle.

Below you can check out the process for the process-revealing doodle!

posted by Jennifer Hom

Location: Global

Tags: LiteratureFenceGrassBucketPaintBirthdayBrushWhite PicketOverallsStraw HatTom Sawyer


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