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Wednesday, October 21, 2009

axis bold as mutts

If you're a Mutts fan, as I very much am, perhaps you've wondered at Patrick McDonnell's title panels every Sunday. There's something. . . familiar about some of those panels, though they often have little or nothing to do with the rest of the cartoon.

There's a reason for that! McDonnell often bases his Title Panels on works of art and design that we've all seen through the years - for example, my current favorite, from the 1967 cover for The Jimi Hendrix Experience's Axis: Bold as Love.

You'll find a selection at the Mutts website here - click on the panel to see the inspiration. Can you find the "Magritte," or the "Captain Beefheart - Trout Mask Replica" ?

2 comments:

A Few Good Cats said...

Wow, Captain Beefheart references... we like 'em.

curator said...

I laughed so hard when I saw that.