Monday, September 8, 2008

My husband keeps telling me to go to hell...

From the book MY HUSBAND KEEPS TELLING ME TO GO TO HELL by Ella Bentley Arthur, and illustrated by R. Taylor. Based on correspondence received by popular advice columnist Dorothy Dix, who died in 1951.

Contents ©1954 Ella Bentley Arthur and Harnett T. Kane. Illustrations ©1954 Richard Taylor.

This is Part 1. Watch for Part 2 in the near future.


Mr. Karswell said...

I really dig the art here... those giant saucer eyes give everything a weird otherworldly vibe, throws the text even more off kilter than was probably intended.

Nice looking scans as usual too!

Harry Lee Green said...

Somebody noticed! Thanks, Karswell. R. Taylor was a fixture at the New Yorker magazine, and was a very popular cartoonist of his era. Those big eyes were a trademark of his style, and I agree with your remark about making the text seem even more off-kilter.