zondag 13 december 2015

Grawlixes and the movies; Happy Hooligan (1917)

Another early and very literal representation of Grawlixes;
Happy Hooligan is offert an unexpected trip to the moon.


He pictures the trip in his eyes but the pictured experience of leaving his normal routine becomes so overwhelming that orbits, shooting stars and two saturns appear outside the balloon and fill the entire panel.
The image of the galaxy and the experience of Grawlixes overlap.




Later in the cartoon there is a parallel experience  that  has no immidiate link with the real galaxy but rather with phosphenes or 'seeing stars' following a smack on the head.



Walter Lantz. Happy Hooigan, A trip to the moon (1917)

#Grawlix #Grawlixes #Obscenicons #symbolcursing  # programming with grawlixes

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