Thursday, September 25, 2008

Jack Davis and Big Feet

(Click on the pictures to make the big feet bigger feet)

Jack Davis knows his feet. He knows they bend at certain points when running and kind of slap the ground when walking in a relaxed mood.

One way to just about instantly recognize a Jack Davis drawing is the huge feet on men Huge feet means huge shoes. Many times the huge shoes are folded downward just below the toe lines- and sometimes upward. Sometimes the soles are parting from the main shoe exposing a row of toes.

Jack's sports figures always have big clodhoppers - with cleats, of course. Which he has contributed many UGA drawings to the UGA Booster Club - this isn't one of them, but the top picture is.

What is also interesting is a Jack Davis character with bare feet. It looks almost obscene. You can almost smell them.

Normally Jack Davis treats the women delicately with small feet. Unless of course, he had no intention of showing her delicate feminine nature but instead making her gawky with big feet.... but usually there is a reason, like a revenging temper. I think he is normally the type of southern gentleman that puts women on a pedestal.

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Blogger Pappy said...

Oh, man...this cracked me up. Davis knew how to exaggerate anatomy to its extreme. In his more serious work the shoes and feet are a little smaller but drawn the same way. The bride cartoon and the little guy's bare feet are hilarious. Sometimes you'll look at someone else's cartoon drawings and see Jack Davis feet. He was very influential. There's a song about Bette Davis eyes...they should add Jack Davis feet.

6:53 AM  
Blogger ET said...

"She had Bette Davis eyes" would probably be considered a complement for a woman.

However, if you said "She had Jack Davis feet..." - well, beauty is in the eyes of the beholder anyway.

7:44 AM  

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