12.16.08: ring of fire

(text) 1: what the hell is this?
(text) 2: it looks to me like a cartoon story of a cigarette going on a date.

morality play


tom said...

There's also a feminist critique here, too. The disposable lighter has a female face. The non-disposable light appears strong and silent, like men ought to be.

Hence, according to the Chinese Restaurant No Smoking Sign, women are disposable.

Your move.

lauren said...

i think it's a more direct comment on the perils of sexual congress (and other dissipations), a la hogarth's a harlot's progress - those cigarettes in the final panel are rocking some pretty serious VD.