The candle boy was originally drawn (probably in the 60's) with early fiber-tip pens on traditional paper grocery bag. It was during my 'early' Bode period. LOL!
The original doodle was done on a piece of a cardboard box while we were living on Parsifalstrasse during his overseas tour.
W-wow, quite a bit of history in this one...! Love that lettering; looks like something out of a Middle Age manuscript.
The text, from one of our old Speedball calligraphy manuals, is titled Uncial Gothic; and yes it is based on Medieval letter forms.