Tuesday, 20 October 2009

¡Nos vamos á tostar irremisiblemente!


Library Vixen said...

As always great stuff.
Wishing there was more info.to this one. I love that tongue on the moon.
Sort of reminds me of one of my library finds.


Uncle Deetou said...

Thank you... These are works by the Mexican engraver José Posada (1852-1913). You can read a little about him here
These cuts illustrate the end of the world by a giant comet and I suppose would have appeared in a kind of 'penny dreadful' type publication. I love the wording in the first illustration... "THE WHOLE WORLD ABOUT TO BE BURNT TO A CINDER! The end of the world is nigh! We are doomed to roast! Nay, be turned to ashes!" beautiful....