Saturday, 9 May 2009
Camera Critters??? Our Love of Animals.
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This cartoon is drawn by the British cartoonist Pont.He is considered to be one of the most eminent prewar Punch artists. His work is amusing, alive and according to himself characteristic of the British. But I think the Dutch are not much different!!! This cartoon shows how fond we are of animals, pets like dogs and cats. Sometimes we exaggerate our love in such a way that the animals occupy the house, your couches, easy chairs and even your beds. Pont calls this specific cartoon: "A Tendency to become Doggy"!
In wikipedia it says:"(Gavin) Graham Laidler (1908–1940) was born on 4 July 1908 in Newcastle upon Tyne, England at 6 Osborne Road, Jesmond. His father died when Laidler was 13 and the family moved south, eventually settling in Jordans, Buckinghamshire.
Under the name ‘Pont’, Laidler became one of the most original talents in the history of Punch. He is perhaps most famous for his series on the ‘British Character’ . This was published as a book in 1938. Another book The British Carry On (1940) portrayed the atmosphere of the phoney war. A famous example shows a placid scene in a country pub, where the radio is tuned to the German propaganda station: 'Meanwhile in Britain, the entire population, faced by the threat of an invasion, has been flung into a state of complete panic.’ 'At Home', and 'Popular Misconceptions' were also successful series, but by the end of his brief career he was also developing a striking new approach, moving away from the detailed, large drawings to economical, one or two figure sketches with pithy captions. Pont died of poliomyelitis on 23 November 1940."
Camera Critters is hosted by Misty Dawn. Thank you so much Misty Dawn.We all enjoy seeing and talking about animals. All creatures great and small give us much pleasure.If you want to see more Camera Critters click on the logo in the side bar.