Sunday, March 22, 2015

Midas Man

With this card, I am exactly halfway through the deck! Yee-haw! It's appropriate that Mister Punch seems as exuberant as I feel right now; here on the Midas card, we catch Mister P at home, happily playing with his money. It was a late decision in the design to throw three of the coins into perspective, and I'm so glad that I did! 

In the original illustration, Punch is shown kicking a globe of the Earth. I suppose it's barely possible that this is where Charlie Chaplin got the idea for his famous globe dance sequence in The Great Dictator... Charlie would have been in his formative years, well before moving to Hollywood, when the drawing appeared in the pages of Punch magazine.

Onward! It's all down hill  from here, right?

-- Frede.