Drawing Life with George Booth

No one familiar with George Booth’s cartoons can look at an English bull terrier and not wonder whether its equine muzzle, pointed ears, and claustrophobically arranged eyes weren’t inspired by his drawings rather than the other way around. Many familiar elements of his œuvre—not just the dogs but also the cats, guillotines, car mechanics, bathtubs, ironing boards, junk-covered tables, skewed light fixtures, dysfunctional spouses—can by now be considered permanent additions to the iconography of American humor. 

A 23 minute documentary about a wonderful man and cartoonist.

Available with a short introduction at The New Yorker. Or at the YouTube.

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