Wednesday, May 24, 2006

I Bin A-Pinen To Meet You, Miss Gordon

The artist has taken great pains to avoid drawing hands.

Illustration and text page from the novel Ginny Gordon and the Secret of the Old Barn
(Whitman Publishing, Racine, Wisconsin, 1951)
Illustrated by Margret Jervis


  1. I'm not sure that's a fair comment. After all there are two hands quite prominently displayed in the picture.

    To me, taking great pains to avoid drawing them would involve strategically placing objects in front of them; like nipples in comic aimed at teens.

  2. I dunno. Given the detail in Jervis' backgrounds I thought it odd that all the hands are hidden or off-scene.

    But what do I know? I'm no Da Vinci.

  3. I don't like actually referring to you-know-who here, so I figured it went without saying.


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