The Portrait of Captain Grogg

Victor Bergdahl | 1917 | ★★★★
When Captain Grogg has his portrait painted, he takes violent offence to the finished piece. However, gaining vengeance proves impossible, thanks to the artist’s prodigious physical dexterity. Bergdahl’s innovative mixed-media short treats both its filmed and drawn elements as if they were animated, with the result proving something of a minor masterpiece of comic editing.