Saturday, 22 January 2011
Things I love.....Edward Lear
Ever since i can remember this book has been in my parents house. I remember as a child staring in disbelief the surreal and absurd drawings of cats in boats, ladies in top heavy hats and fish with ridiculous legs! Long before the brilliant Milligan and his own particular brand of nonsense, Lear created a surreal world of nonsense and ridiculousness that was illustrated by beautifully warm drawings and sketches. I especially love the ones with his beloved cat, Foss, who often featured in many of his drawings. I now have the book, and it's one of the small things i treasure and love, which never ceases to make me smile when i open it.