In this installment we’ll be covering the years 1921-1923. Just two years, but two years of tremendous activity,
innovation and expansion at Out of the Inkwell, Inc.
Having established themselves and their fledgling studio in the basement of 129 East 45th Street, Max and Dave quickly jumped into full production. The brothers agreed that Max would serve and be credited as the Studio Head, and Dave would serve and be credited as the Director on their films.
Fellow Bray animator Roland “Doc” Crandall quickly joined the Out of the Inkwell team. In fact, his work as an animator and an actor is featured in the Studio’s first release Modeling. A young Doc Crandall plays a rather unfortunate sculptor whose efforts to satisfy a vain and demanding customer are thrown into chaos when the mischievous little clown his studio partner- played by Max- is drawing breaks loose from the drawing board.