I like this tiny drawing by Eby of a town square. The original is scarcely over 2 inches tall, but it is filled with dozens of people-- an exercise in artistic crowd control.
The townsfolk are crowded around an automobile, which was big news in those days. Many of the figures are little more than abstract designs of blacks and whites:
Others are defined by their distinctive hats:
|Eby's style seems like a precursor to R. Crumb and other strongly opinionated illustrators of the 60s|
I like the way he used line and judgment to infuse character and personality in this scene.