Rigor Vitae: Life Unyielding

Thursday, August 24, 2006

SECOND NATURE #6

10 Comments:

Anonymous bev said...

Excellent! And your toon illustrates the particular difficulties which I referred to in my earlier comment regarding why many artists like to use photos as reference materials. (-:

5:51 AM  
Anonymous Roger B. said...

Last year there was a story on the BBC about a photographer who was killed by a tiger in a National Park in India.

Apparently the last picture he took was a spectacular shot of a tiger leaping headlong towards the camera... but, out of respect to his family, they didn't show it.

12:29 PM  
Blogger cpbvk said...

Bev: This cartoon does seem apropos to my recent post. Probably something going on subconsciously here.
Roger: Last year, the mauled and partially eaten body of a hiker was found not far from here. The film from his camera was developed, and, as in your story, this rather gruesome photo was his very last.

12:52 PM  
Anonymous Ron Sullivan said...

Dang, the Blogger.com software won't let me access that photo. I bet it was a beaut.

But your cartoon -- thanks, I needed that particular laugh. My Joe has a tie with a very similar painting on it, though there seems to be a tree growing out of the rhino's back. Now that he's retired, he doesn't need ties so much. Maybe I should learn to tie a tie and borrow it.

9:29 AM  
Blogger cpbvk said...

Hmmm. I'm sorry you couldn't access the photo. I could get to it just fine on the library's computer. Does anyone else have trouble getting to it? It's probably a good thing, after all. It's a very traumatizing image.

12:13 PM  
Anonymous Filipe said...

This seems the biggest hit in the series. I had a good laugh as soon as I saw it.

I have no problem in accessing the gruesome image, but you are right. It's traumatizing. I wish I had not seen it. The horror!

6:07 PM  
Blogger cpbvk said...

I'm sorry to have done that to you, Filipe. I hope your sleep isn't disturbed for too many nights.

9:30 AM  
Anonymous Yubi said...

Can't remember how I ended up here the first time ... and I realise I do not stop by often enough: I'll put you in my list of links if it's ok with you. I have several friends who should really see that gruesome picture: they do not know what dangers they are facing each and every day!

11:23 PM  
Anonymous Roger B. said...

Nice one Carel!

12:45 PM  
Blogger cpbvk said...

Yubi: Ha! Thanks for visiting and for the link.
Roger: Unlike the BBC, I'm afraid I have no respect or scruples.

11:54 PM  

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