The Wonderful World of Tom Puss

20 years ago I found a copy of Marten Toonder's "Tom Puss on New Adventures" at a used book sale. I didn't now the character Tom Puss as its popularity peeked years before I came into existence. However, I absolutely adored the full spread color pictures in it. I think I shall start reading it for my daughter this week - it'll be a first for the both of us.

Anyway here are some of the bright and wonderful pictures that I scanned from the book. I think they'll look really good framed.


A Little Something About Copyright

Please assume that everything posted on this blog is still in Copyright. I am posting from Denmark which has a very simple Copyright law: If the artist has been dead for more than 70 years it is in the public domain. Other countries have different laws so please consult those that apply to you before using material for other than private use.

Racey Helps' Cute Cat Illustrations

This morning I was reading Two from a Teapot by Racey Helps aloud for my daughter. It is a children's book with some seriously cute pictures in it. I have scanned three of them for your enjoyment.


Mr. Wonderful has Arrived

I found this at my grandparents place. It is an old Danish ad for a men's clothing store. The ad - when unfolded - is 80 cm tall and 30 cm wide. I believe my grandparents kept the ad because there is a map of Europe printed on  the back.

The ad says "Mr. Wonderful has Arrived". Now, I think that is pretty funny in itself but then inside it continues with these words "- and Everybody falls for him".

The other half of the ad is a fold-out of Mr. Wonderful. I have scanned each piece and put it together as best I could. The texts accompanying the pictures are dated and fun. For example at the top it says "Your Clothing Store - Presents the New Male Sensation". The small pictures tells us that the there is a "Success Suit" and the "Auto-Coat". Enjoy!


My favorite paper doll

Lotte was my favorite paper doll when I got her on a trip to Sweden in 1979. The publisher called her Lena - serious - laughing and crying. This was because she had two faces that you could put on her. I have lost the crying face but other than that I think she is complete.


Cute Danish Paper Doll

This is a paper doll I bought for my daughter two years ago. I had the good foresight to scan it before cutting. It was printed on cardboard which made it difficult to cut out. While it is nice to have cardboard doll I do find that the clothes really should be paper. The end result is so much nicer - and for a little girl it is easier to play with.