An Argentine cartoon from ‘Quino’; or Joaquín Salvador Lavado Tejón. It’s a great visual gag, worked through in detail.
The aircraft connection? The picture on the wall is, of course ‘Guernica’, by Pablo Picasso, the searing indictment of Fascist bombing, by Italian and German aircraft of civilians in the Spanish Civil War. The painting, of course was never ‘tidied up’, the whole point of it being to show the mess and horror of the war. But it was ‘tidied out of sight’ by Franco’s fascism in Spain, on Picasso’s requirements – only being put on permanent show after the dictator’s regime came to its end. Quino would have been very aware of the less than funny nuances embedded in his choice of image. The sharp edge to humour.
James Kightly, Vintage Aero Writer.
Image found online.