Saturday, January 9, 2010

It's a Bear Out There!

With all the bad weather circulating around the globe it would seem only fair to recalibrate the temperature of this blog to match climatic conditions. And in keeping with the recent informal theme of Bolles girl astride various members of the Wild Kingdom here we feature one of the two known polar bear covers that Bolles completed, this one for a 1933 issue of Film Fun. Notice the long snout on our bear which is accurate and particular to the polar bear. Bolles worked hard on details like this that were clearly not a priority for subscribers to Film Fun. Notice also that the bear is not in the least sharing the girl's enthusiasm. But when the girl's mode of transportation is human, there's a remarkable adjustment in attitude.
(Thanks Gary, for the nice scan of this cover!)


Artman2112 said...

i wonder if an image like that would even get published today? if it did, the animal rights people would be up in arms i'm sure!

Jack R said...

Ha Ha, I hadn't thought of that but you are right! I'll be posting more expose' pics of animal abuse of the pinup variety.