A fancy little restaurant in Istanbul had the crafty little idea of having cut outs of activities that involved people hanging from strings, used on the ends of their tea bags.
By activities, I guess its important to mention that this means sport-like ones. Lets not be morbid.
I’m lookin’ to borrow $42,500.00 anyone…..anyone….anyone?
While looking for a cheaper version of this book that will soon be replacing the headboard of my bed, (the book is fucking huge) Ebay teased my fragile heart with this original hand painted 18×22 1903 Jungle Imps print by Windsor McCay.
“Who are the Jungle Imps?” you may ask.
Let me enlighten you!
Windsor McCay is best known for his series of Little Nemo comics that ran mainly between 1905 and 1914. From there, his fame flourished and he kind of became the Darwin of animation. But previous to all of this, in 1903, he drew a series of 43 strips called ”Tales of the Jungle Imps by Felix Fiddle.” They was only published for the Cincinnati Enquirer to illustrate the poems of Enquirers editor George Randolph Chester.
He used these illustrations as a prototype for his brightly colored art nouveau-ish comic strip styling that was later made famous though Little Nemo.
The Imps themselves, are three main jungle creatures that pester and annoy animals. In this particular one, they kicked and teased and hung a snake for its ascetic differences. Poor Imps.