Sweetness And Light

Carpal Tunnel Syndrome? No…Lumber Lung? No…Juggler’s Despair? No…Achy-Breaky Pelvis? No…oh! I’m never gonna be disabled! — Homer, “King-Size Homer”

Homer’s visualization of the path to telecommuting draws on an iconic National Lampoon cover used for the magazine’s March 1973 issue, titled “Sweetness And Light”.

The drawing appears from my standpoint to be based on the style of those allegorical “morality” panels political cartoonists did in the 19th century and thereabouts.

The drawer of the National Lampoon cover is renowned illustrator Warren Sattler, who did many covers for the influential humor rag. Besides working for the Lampoon, Sattler also worked as a comic book artist on various titles in the 70s, including Billy the Kid. I really like this one:

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