Saturday, 27 November 2010

But Today Is All You'd Expect

 i.e. Saturday and Sepia - sort of!
Thanks once again to my Dad for the drawings, and to Alan Burnett and Kat Mortensen for dreaming up Sepia Saturday in the first place!

With November being the month when the subject of war continues to be a topic of conversation, I thought I'd use these three sketches to look back at 1939/40 from my father's viewpoint at the time.

22 comments:

  1. Wonderful sketches. You must be very proud of them - and him!

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  2. Why am I humming, "I'm Captain Jinks of the horse marines"?

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  3. Been missing in my visiting so had to catch up with you. Love your previous posts and the rows of little houses. I am always entertained by your dad's sketches. Keep em coming.
    QMM

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  4. Excellent sketches, Jinksy and so appropriate for the time.

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  5. Great sketches, especially like the first!

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  6. These are excellent drawings. How talented!
    Maggie X

    Nuts in May

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  7. It is great that you can share them. My father was in WW 2 and there was a cartoonist that traveled with the troops and identified with their life and conditions. He always appreciated him sharing their experiences and bad living conditions through cartoons.

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  8. Ah, the apple obviously doesn't fall far from the tree ;-)

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  9. Brilliant sketches! I feel lucky to be able to view them. Many thanks.

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  10. Wonderful! Simply wonderful! I'd say you could make some very nice t-shirts with these images.

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  11. oh these are marvelous sketches! Did he continue with that talent? Any cartooning with captions? I would frame these and display them.

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  12. What treasures. I looked up Blighty just the other day, after coming across it somewhere, and here it is again, twice, in your dad's hands. I think it means I'm due a trip to London.

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  13. Very intriquiing photos from and era I barely remember, esepcially since they were your father's images.

    My father was exempt from draft but many of my friend's fathers would tell tales of war, and some never spoke of it. I've watce veterans at our Veteran's hospital. I don't know how men and women can ever go to combat and come back whole.

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  14. These ones really point to a keen sense of humour in your father, as well as the drawing talent.

    Was there really a magazine called, "Blighty"? (Where does the word originate?)

    Kat

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  15. These are amazing. I don't remember you saying that your Dad did this professionally, but it certainly looks good enough to be.

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  16. Your father was certainly a very talented artist. What a fascinating post.

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  17. These are great drawings. What a sense of humor your dad had to draw these caricatures.

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  18. Your Dad's sketches are great! Wonderful comic art.

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