Wednesday, January 09, 2013
I DON'T PLAY WITH MATCHES is a "Fire Safety Learning and Activity Book" for kids. It's copyright 1995, 1990 by Syndistar, Inc.The artist is uncredited.
There were a pile of these inside the vestibule of my local public library. While I am in favor of telling kids of the dangers of fire, I am not in favor of seeing awful, lackluster art.
Here are a few pages.
This is "Grandpa Joe," when he was a kid, holding the melted remains of a beloved fire engine truck toy. Wearing those suspenders and the hat, he looks like maybe he was an Our Gang extra.
Whoever did this book does have skill. The inanimate objects are rendered on-model. But the people and that dog! Yipe!
Posted by Mike Lynch at 9:20 AM