Monday, September 25, 2017

Animals Miscellaneous

What is the Animals Miscellaneous Section?

 The other sections of the animal joker selection are the felines, canines, equestrians, and volant section (ie Cats , Dogs, horses, and flyers). This section is the forty other animal jokers, the animals miscellaneous section.  This "otherness" makes them none the less desirable, beautiful, or enchanting.  There's also the monkey jokers.

I'm not sure why this rabbit is coming out of an egg and what the little mystical folk behind him are doing with the acorn on a stick. I suspect it's Easter related.  If you know what's going on here, please tell me!

Why is this rabbit is coming out of an egg?
I think it's a National Card Co deck. My markings are R 204 Z. Hochman's NU6a, Aladdin #1001 on P110 are just a squiggle. Anyone know how to interpret the markings?

While this next one might not truly belong in the animal section, I like how the hatching witch pairs with the hatching bunny before it.  Also, the boy with the gun is a perplexing twist on the small mystical creatures.  And then, there is a small turtle trying to escape the excitement. Anyone understand this scene or imagery?

Witches Come From Eggs?
Witches Come From Eggs?

This is one of my favorites since I like monkeys and there are only a few jokers where the jesters wand does not have the jester's own head. In this case, it's a human held by a monkey.  (I designed a joker with a cat and mouse holding jester wands with each others heads on it, topsy turvy)

The monkey in this picture interestingly enough had a previous role as the character for advertising for Monkey Brand Soap.  No, you could not make this stuff up.  Check out this advertisement from the 1880s including the clever poem:

I like giraffes. People look up to giraffes. Giraffes have friends in high places.

Have I mentioned that I like monkeys? You know I like jokers. Monkey Jokers!!! (There is an entire  the monkey jokers section)

A pharmaceutical bug?

This deer is from Cypress.  I know this because the back of the deck announces it is a Cypress tourism deck.

Someone's making a point with the trash on this buck's head. I think an environmentalist. I agree.

When I look closely at this one, it could be in the joker dog section. What do you think? I've made a note to move it.

A troubling joker for categorization. Should he be in with the bicyclists?

Were you looking for the bull and bison section? Here it is:

In this case, I've saved the best four for last. The first two are a pair from an art deck (I need to check out its origins unless someone can help me).

This monkey joker, like the monkey joker that I started this section with, is holding a bauble (or jesters wand) with a human head on it. I like jokers, I like monkeys, and I like innovations in what's on the jesters wands: I'm thrilled!!!!
monkey joker jester
monkey joker jester
Reminder. There is a  monkey jokers section.

And last is this gorgeous piece of art.  First its back, then the front: 

Want to see more Animal Jokers? 
    Animals: Flyers - Bee Boy
    Animals: Flyers - Bee Boy
    1. Cats  or  Dogs 
    2. Flyers: Bees, Birds, Owls, Butterflies, & Dragons 
    3. Horses , zebras, donkeys, giraffes ...
    4. Monkeys, bears, and others with paws 
    5. Animals with antlers, horns, and tusks
    6. Reptiles, amphibians, sea creatures  

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