Mark Twain Google doodle with Tom Sawyer

Mark Twain doodle

Mark Twain doodle

Today Google honors the American author and humorist Mark Twain with a doodle on the homepage. Mark Twain was born in 1835 in Missouri, USA – 167 years ago. When he was four, his family moved to a port town on the Mississippi River.Mark Twain was a restless artist with many interests and ideas. The doodle shows three scene with two boys. They are inspired by Twains most famous figures: Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. Seems that they want to overpaint the Google logo. First of all the complete doodle. It is very wide, a kind of panoramic doodle:

Mark Twain Google Doodle

Mark Twain Google Doodle

The doodle is like a comic: you can see three scenes. On the left side little Huckleberry Finn animated Tom Sawyer to take a bucket with white color.

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn

In the centered scene Tom overpaints the Google-logo on the fence. Huckleberry eats an apple (!) – What will Google say with this metaphore? ;-)

Mark Twain Doodle - centered scene

Mark Twain Doodle - centered scene

On the right side Tom sits in the gras – he has overpainted it complete. Huck gives a „Thumb up“.

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (detail 3)

Tom Sawyer and Huckleberry Finn (detail 3)

I really like this doodle. It reminds me on old children book illustrations. nice.

About Mark Twain

Mark Twain (Portrait by Beckwith)

Mark Twain (Portrait by Beckwith)

Twain grew up in Hannibal, Missouri, which would later provide the setting for Huckleberry Finn and Tom Sawyer. He apprenticed with a printer. He also worked as a typesetter and contributed articles to his older brother Orion’s newspaper. After toiling as a printer in various cities, he became a master riverboat pilot on the Mississippi River, before heading west to join Orion. He was a failure at gold mining, so he next turned to journalism. While a reporter, he wrote a humorous story, The Celebrated Jumping Frog of Calaveras County, which became very popular and brought nationwide attention. His travelogues were also well-received. Twain had found his calling.

Twain was born during a visit by Halley’s Comet, and he predicted that he would „go out with it“ as well. He died the day following the comet’s subsequent return. He was lauded as the „greatest American humorist of his age,“ and William Faulkner called Twain „the father of American literature.“ Source and more about Mark Twain on Wikipedia.

Mark Twain died on April 21, 1910.

As usual I documented this doodle as a video:

Video source: „Mark Twain Google Doodle

Happy Birthday, Mark Twain.

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