2007-08-01

All Work and No Play

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It's a little known fact that in my spare time I do some freelance magazine illustration. Dr. M. A. Malien is starting a breastfeeding column for one of those ubiquitous new-parent magazines and I was offered the job of illustration. Then they decided to go with well lit but generic photographs of pretty babies with pretty mommies lounging on brightly colored furniture and I got a kill fee in the mail.

Anyway, I had already done all the work on the first three months' columns, and while I lack the medical school credentials, perhaps if you, like Lady Steed, are a nursing mother known to complain that your “b**bs” hurt, maybe there will be something in it for you.

Dr. Malien's main thesis, however, I have already given the observant. Did you catch it?

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sources of scrap

the George Booth illustrations
the album cover
all other images


8 comments:

  1. I'm sorry about Lady Steed's barbs.

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  2. I think this is my favorite post you've ever done. I am reminded of James Thurber, and I am thoroughly, thoroughly amused.

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  3. I'm still laughing from them! Wow. Thanks, Th!

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  4. Great pics; very creative.

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  5. Do you always have such amusing disclaimers as hyperlinks? I like it.

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  6. This is the best post ever yet!

    You are very talented. The magazine is missing out!

    A confession - To my gutter-mind, that thing the doctor is wearing on his head looks like a breast-hat. I know it's one of those things an otolaryngologist wears to reflect light into a patient's throat, but, still.

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  7. I had that same thought Nat. You do not have a gutter mind....or maybe you and I /both have gutter minds.

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