The Great Tall Tailor Always Comes…
This week’s beast comes to us by way of German fairly tales (the creepiest kind if you ask me). I’m not going to add a whole lot this week as the tale pretty much give’s you what you need, but for the really attention impaired, he’s a tall red legged tailor who uses scissors to remove the thumbs of children who suck them…
In the book Struwwelpeter Heinrich Hoffmann’s The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb Goes thusly:
The Story of Little Suck-a-Thumb
One day, Mamma said, “Conrad dear,
I must go out and leave you here.
But mind now, Conrad, what I say,
Don’t suck your thumb while I’m away.
The great tall tailor always comes
To little boys that suck their thumbs.
And ere they dream what he’s about
He takes his great sharp scissors
And cuts their thumbs clean off, – and then
You know, they never grow again.”
Mamma had scarcely turn’d her back,
The thumb was in, alack! alack!
The door flew open, in he ran,
The great, long, red-legged scissorman.
Oh! children, see! the tailor’s come
And caught our little Suck-a-Thumb.
Snip! Snap! Snip! the scissors go;
And Conrad cries out – Oh! Oh! Oh!
Snip! Snap! Snip! They go so fast;
That both his thumbs are off at last.
Mamma comes home; there Conrad stands,
And looks quite sad, and shows his hands;
“Ah!” said Mamma “I knew he’d come
To naughty little Suck-a-Thumb.”
Our judge this week is Mr James Trevenen! Professional photographer, and retoucher and long time work cohort of your’s truly. A true comic book nerd and obsessive Kevin Smith fan, James was my go to Sci fi discussion buddy. I’ve wasted more Monday mornings than i can count with him bantering about the previous weekends airing of Dr who or Battlestar or hell we were even on a Lost kick for a few years. A talented and lovable guy who’s actually getting married today and wanted to fill the waiting hours with beasts, which I respect the hell out of! So I thank him and wish him and his wife to be years of happiness and monsterous beast drawings! In the meantime feel free to check out his work and I believe he’s still looking for an official full time slot so if you have the need hire his ass! http://jamestrevenen.com/ (i didn’t check every link on his site, so fair warning there might be a bit of nudity)