Wednesday, September 8, 2010

Funny Cartoon Christmas Cards: Elf Work

Legends of Pin Up: Al Buell

Alfred Leslie Buell (1910 - 1996) was born in 1910 in Hiawatha, Kansas. Buell was among the artists who contributed to Esquire's Gallery of Glamour commencing in 1946. He provided illustrations for many of America's mainstream magazines and was active in the advertising field, most notably for Coca-Cola in the 1940s and 1950s
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Work and Play - a Drawing with Many Layers.


Work and Play
Originally uploaded by betsystreeter
This drawing has many layers to it. On one layer, it's about the conflict between the working world and the world of raising children. On another, perhaps the child is one of the grownups, who just happens to be in a different state of mind. It's also about the two levels of existence that happen between the kid world and the grownup world, where kids' lives take place down low amongst the legs and feet, and grownups' lives take place up high in boring grownup conversations.

I'm sure there are yet more layers - like the forest formed by the legs that alludes to the forests of children's stories, and the fact the child is playing with cars while the adults commute to work.

What other layers of meaning can you see?

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