Until writing this post, I could not have told you who directed the cult classic animated feature “Heavy Metal”. But now I know it’s Gerald Potterton
First I discovered Potterton’s short film “The Ride”
Then I found he directed another short featuring an elderly Buster Keaton, “The Railrodder”, which I had read about but never seen.
Clearly, this is an animator who appreciates slapstick comedy.
Also, Heavy Metal came into the trending topics recently because of the launch of the Falcon Heavy rocket, that put the Tesla roadster into space. This image was made by someone online. I believe the illustration was actually from the print magazine and not the movie,