Posted by: judyweightman | September 9, 2012

Another whack at the Punch and Judy theme

After reading my recent post on Punch and Judy, a friend asked if I was familiar with William Steig’s series of Punch and Judy cartoons.

Continuous Performance by William Steig, Duell, Sloan and Pearce. Copyright © 1959, 1961 The New Yorker Magazine. Copyright © 1963 William Steig.

I don’t recall having seen these before, though I of course was but a young un when they originally ran in The New Yorker.

As my friend said, Steig “went thru a ‘psychoanalytic’ phase, and had no problem publishing cartoons that he had drawn out of his ‘dark unconscious.’”

That’s certainly one way to describe them. The other is “weird.”

What do you think?

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