Friday, November 6, 2015


I haven't seen this freedom of line in decades. The cook's inking on the left is thick just because they expressed the character and the artist. It was modern cartooning still rooted in the Asian line tradition. The unpredictability of this kind of work scares art directors & cartoon fans to death now. But I think "normal people" will still accept it. Hell, they do when they see it!
THE DOWNFALL OF THE GINZA by Saseo Ono, 1930. Illustrates employment crisis for cooks & prostitutes in the Ginza amusement center.

"The Music Goes Round and Round", played by the Columbia Jazzband (Japanese).


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