And would you like some cuffs on the bottom, Ma'am?
We can have that for you Tuesday.
Actually, that's my alteration of this cartoon:
I don't know who did that, or where it was originally shown, but I'd love to know its context! The style is familiar-- it feels like a mid-to-late-60's thing to me. You've probably seen it on several websites and blogs the past few years. Anyway, I did the alteration for my amusement, and now, perhaps for yours, too.
But, having done it, and presenting it now, I seem to have violated my own principles! You see, I tend to be a cranky purist, and dislike radical changes to finished art.
Now, restoration is different; clean the centuries of candle soot and other painter's censorings off Michelangelo's Sistine Chapel ceiling, sharpen the faded images and remove the film scratches from the old Universal monster movies, but for crying out loud, Laurel and Hardy movies don't need to be colorized, especially when it's poorly done!
Bare pink cartoon butts are pretty darn cute, but sometimes subtlety is sexier! For instance, here's my second-favorite Dan DeCarlo spanking cartoon, one he did for publisher Martin Goodmen's men's humor digests in the early 60's while also working at Archie Comics!
A very funny and arousing little drawing, and so someone wanted to see Dan's Daisy Mae Clone with an unclad posterior! And who could blame him? (Or her?)
The thing is, I think that alteration, besides not being up to the actual line work, detracts rather than adds to the appeal! And it somehow bugs me that it might be mistaken by Googlers for Dan's original
But I don't get all prissy and pissy when someone takes credit for their alterations. Doc Cylon has done a bunch of colorizations and animations, like this one on a Frank Cho cartoon.
And I actually love the translations my French friend STAN/E has done for various WolfieToons! His background colors are often a big improvement, and if he removes a Wolfie Woman's panties, he presents the original cartoon as well.
I had a mixed reaction the first time I ever saw a WolfeToon altered. It was a quick and sloppy Chic Young pastiche that I presented in the long-gone "Arild's Movie Spanking Yahoo group"--
Someone wanted to see a later stage of that spanking, and in color!
That actually is a pretty subtle pink on her hiney. And, hey, where'd Daisy go? Out of the room to allow privacy? Not running for "help," I hope!
So I guess my thought is, alterations can be lots of fun to craft and to see, but maybe it's better to take credit and/or blame?