Sunday, 20 December 2009

340: Gay Wind in the Willows 1 - Mahood

by Mahood
in “Punch” 9 February 1983

From a piece by Mahood about how since “The Wind in the Willows” is now out of copyright how different artists might choose to illustrate a new edition. And so the appearance of the word “gay” in its older sense elicits a homosexual reference – a not uncommon comic response viz numerous editions of “I’m Sorry I’ll Read That Again” and numeous instances thoughout this blog.
A gay artist apparently evokes David Hockey to Mahood’s way of thinking. Which is something different I suppose, and hence a Toad in LA. The badge however is thumpingly unsubtle.

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