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Tuesday, February 12, 2008

February 12, 2008 - Ralph Steadman's Disneyland

Disneyland via Ralph Steadman

Ralph Steadman is most well known for illustrating many of Hunter S. Thompson's stories, including Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas, and the Curse of Lono. He also has many books out collected his artwork. This scan homes from a book titled 'America', which collected a mishmash of his work, including a five-page spread inspired by Disneyland.

To be fair, Mr. Steadman is British, and never seems able to fully grasp the vast commercialism of America, which comes through in many of his caricature of his subjects.

One thing to note about this and the upcoming pages is the attention Mr. Steadman pays to each drawing. Notice the Disneyland bag, and what appears to be the sketches of New Orleans Square in the background.

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