The Electric Pencil

Sounds pretty much like prime fodder for WU-vies.

"Around the year 1910, a patient at State Lunatic Asylum No. 3 in Nevada, Missouri, who referred to himself as The Electric Pencil, executed 280 drawings in ink, pencil, crayon and colored pencil. These beautiful drawings of animals, people and buildings were executed on both sides of 140 ledger pages, each bearing the name of the hospital in official type across the top, thus dramatizing the interface of the institutional and the creative. The Electric Pencil's drawings were sewn into a handmade album of fabric and leather, which shortly afterwards was lost--for a century."
     Posted By: Paul - Tue Mar 29, 2016
     Category: Cult Figures and Artifacts | Eccentrics | Books | Twentieth Century | Mental Health and Insanity

I didn't get a link, so here is one from wink:
Posted by BMN on 03/29/16 at 03:51 PM
Edison made an electric pen:

I remember seeing one purchased on a TV show .. I think it was American Pickers.
Posted by BrokeDad in Midwest US on 03/29/16 at 05:25 PM
heres an entire website thats dedicated to him- they are even making a documentary!
Posted by Roswell Kid on 03/30/16 at 07:38 AM
Mr. Deeds had a good sense of perspective and attention to detail. His studies of the boats, cars and buildings give the impression that he would have made a very good mechanical illustrator in an engineering firm.

I wish I could draw half as well. If you could see how I draw illustrations you'd probably think I have something wrong upstairs.
Posted by KDP on 03/30/16 at 09:30 AM
Not as popular as The Electric Slide, the Electric Pencil was sadly, scratched from the drawing board at an early stage. Shocking to discover not everything runs well on electricity though. Then again, The Electric Pencil WOULD be a great name for a Rock Band from the 60s.

Ed Sullivan: Now, on our stage tonight, straight off their performance at the Schenectady Playhouse, here's The Electric Pencil, and their Number 1 Hit song: Lead Is Dead.
Posted by Greg on 03/31/16 at 12:52 AM
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