Saturday, December 19, 2015
Bathing With Swords
I was struck yesterday by this rather fun illustration. Now, if you're thinking the humour doesn't sound very Victorian, you would be right of course, this is in fact taken from a re-captioned illustration in Spike Milligan's Book of Bits. Nonetheless the illustration itself would appear to be real and taken from some book of daring-do for boys. The signature even looks vaguely familiar but frankly one of the things that makes it so fun is not knowing it's original context.