Semantics of Line Drawings
Jocelyn Ireson-Paine
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An example of characterful line

The drawing below is from Wilhelm Busch's story Max und Moritz, in which two naughty boys torment their rather bourgeois neighbours and eventually meet their doom in a baker's milling machine. Here, they have fallen into his dough.

From Wilhelm Busch, Die schönsten Bildergeschichten für die Jugend, this edition 1960, from a late 19th century original.