Because I want to reference this in a post planned for tomorrow and because the original was written before the current blog design and is one of the posts that didn't transfer over well and because fixing them all will be hugely time consuming and because I'm rather fond of this post, I'm reposting it. I think I may throw these images up on Thumblr. as well. . . .
Of course what I should really do it find the original scans and take them into Photoshop and fix them up. Or, even better, find the original images and rescan them. But I'm afraid none of that will be happening.
All Work and No Play
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 was 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