Saturday, March 7, 2015

The Ace of Wankers

The -- erm -- Freudian symbolism of this card (especially the way Pamela Colman Smith and others have drawn it over the years) has always been a source of crass, juvenile amusement to me. And yet Mister Punch is nothing if not what's known as "A Great Wanker."

I never know how these things are going to turn out when I start them, even if, as was the case this time, I have a clear idea going in of what I want to do. So when it works out it's always a source of surprise and pleasure... and I think this one does the job.

-- Frede.