Tuesday, 3 February 2009

Off the shelf: Sasek

Due to a very heavy cold the Paris fraud series is on hold. Instead, another occasional theme I wanted to start on this blog is to post work, from my bookshelves, by other cartoonists and illustrators.
Continuing my present obsession with Paris and lampposts, here’s a drawing by Miroslav Sasek, from the book ‘This is Paris’ published in 1959, reissued in 2004. My, rather tatty, copy is a reprint from 1964, picked up in a charity shop for 20p. It’s dedicated “to David, on his seventh birthday, love from Auntie Vera”.
I’m not a great fan of his work but I like the simplicity of this, especially the cat.

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