Monday, May 7, 2007
The Happy Man and the Blasé Mouse
Sounds like a plausible enough title for a children's book, wouldn't you say? It's not that likely, but it's within the realm of possibility that this is an attempt to draw Rat Fink. My grandmother had a stack of 1963-65 Boy's Life magazines in a drawer that I liked to look at, and I have a couple drawings from later on that are definitely based on a cover of one of those. They were chock-full of Roth and Weird-Ohs ads. The only hitch being that at that age, I was scared of them, so I don't know how likely it is that I'd have been drawing from them. The man next to him looks sort of like late-'80s era Michael Jackson, but that's obviously coincidental...Michael was still recognizably human at this point.