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?