Tuesday, January 11, 2011

O Lisboa

This came in the mail yesterday--from Portugal, a country with a seemingly inexhaustible supply of old postcard dealers. The image is a 50s or 60s photographic reworking of a classic topos in modern comic illustration: fruits and vegetables engaged in human activities. The mascara'd eyelashes and crudely rendered tattoo give the whole scene a gritty, Cinecittà neo-realism, I think.

1 comment:

  1. I enjoy the fact that the heads are orange and the arm is not.