Heinz Edelmann, 75, the artist who brought the Beatles’ whimsical and everlasting “Yellow Submarine” to life through animation, died yesterday. He lived in Stuttgart, Germany.
Edelmann invented it all: Pepperland, the Blue Meanies, Jeremy Hillary Boob, Captain Fred, not to mention the everlasting visages of the Beatles as cartoons. Everyone thinks the artist was Peter Max, but it wasn’t. And if you really examine it, Edelmann’s work more closely resembles the then new material from “Monty Python.”
Thanks, Mr. Edelmann, for 40 years of tremendous pleasure.
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