Tuesday, December 11, 2007

Number 231

Santa 'shrooms

Santa meets Alice and goes down the rabbit hole in this story from Dell's Santa Claus Funnies #2, 1943. It's a clever reworking of the familiar Lewis Carroll story.The unknown artist also used Sir John Tenniel's classic illustrations as the basis for the Wonderland characters.

It's tempting to throw in a reference to Jefferson Airplane, "White Rabbit," magic mushrooms, Summer of Love, dancing naked in the park, psychedelics, hallucinogens…but that would be cheap and of course at Pappy's we don't go for the cheap, do we? No, we don't. Just because this story got me to pull out my old vinyl copy of Surrealistic Pillow doesn't mean anything, and don't infer anything from it.


Karswell said...

Totally bizarre. Loved it!

Chuck Wells said...

Yeah! What he said.

I raced from the moon in time to enjoy this Santa peculiarity and love it all the way.

Nice selections lately, Pap!

Pappy said...

Speaking of mushrooms, Mrs Pappy used to tell me I was a real fun guy. Years later I found out she spelled it fungi.

(Sound of rim shot.)

Daniel Kian said...

Anybody know the copyright status on this story? I know someone who wants to make use of some of it.