Geranium Lake Properties, turn one hair

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© lcmt 2015

In this panel, I am feeling the end of fall, and the first frosts of winter. Ha Kim Ngoc identifies this as part of Jack Loki’s translations of Shakespeare for horned lizards, but she does not tell us which play this panel illustrates. To me it looks more like Dickens, especially at this time of year, when I have already watched my first Christmas Carol movie. “Mothers and daughters” is the note Yost penciled on the back

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Geranium Lake Properties, “The Ballad of Four Long Heads”, second verse

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© lcmt 2014

Continuing with our Christmas carol theme, we have this panel by guest artist Quinto K. Thelsear. The cartoon draws its title from the song “Die Ballade von vier langen Köpfe”, a German minnelied which borrowed its tune from a 13th century carol, “Tempus adest floridum”, which also was used as the tune for “Good King Wenceslas”.

Geranium Lake Properties, domestic spirits

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© lcmt 2014

Similar to his obsession with “The Yellow Wallpaper”, Yost tried many times to depict Scrooge’s door knocker in A Christmas Carol, at the moment when Jacob Marley’s ghost makes its first appearance. During several of his attempts, something else manifested on Yost’s drawing board. For the next few days of GLP, in the spirit of the season, we will enjoy some examples of those manifestations.

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Mr. Magoo’s Christmas Carol, UPA, 1962, songs: Jule Styne and Bob Merrill, director: Abe Levitow