Congratulations to Dymphie, who won this give away. Apparently she recognized the “unfortunate fir forest” on Saturday, and she was the first to correctly comment that all these cuts illustrate “The Awful German Language” by Mark Twain. I hope you’ll like your pamphlet, Dymphie!
For all those who don’t know this text: You can find it here. – I think it’s hilarious. I can only guess how strange the “Tale of the Fishwife and its sad Fate” sounds to native English speakers. Sure, I notice that everything sounds very animated in the story, but when I heard it for the first time, it took me about half of the story to even notice what was wrong with it.
Sorry, if my talk about the two authors was confusing. Contrary to my initial intentions, I have not yet showed you any illustrations for the German text. And I have to admit that I have not yet finished any of them. Of course I have an excuse for that: I had an accident during my Kung Fu lessons on Wednesday. Luckily I only hurt my ankle, and I don’t need my feet to cut lino. But nevertheless it slowed me down quite effectively. Everything takes a little more time now, and the necessity to keep the foot elevated and cool doesn’t speed up my work either.
Therefore I decided to grant you a glimpse in my sketch book today, so that you can see at least a little of what the story might be about. Maybe you’ll have fun trying to guess this one, too, although we already have a winner of the give-away.
Have a good start into this new week, and thank you for reading!