Scans of weird pictures from old Ladybird books for children, Part III: the last of them for now. See Part I for background information and the first set of images, and part II with a pair of huge bastards. This picture is posted apropos of nothing in particular except that it evidences a Ballardian relish at the prospect of getting totally fucked up in a horrific car crash and- like the burning guy picture– I would love to own the original painting.
Sadly, nowadays one is unlikely to encounter an image like this in a book intended to help young children learn to read. Never did me any harm. <Watches David Cronenberg’s film version of Crash and laughs uncontrollably/masturbates furiously.> This picture comes from a book most excitingly entitled Danger Men, although many of the masculine activities described therein suggest an alternate title might be more appropriate, perhaps something like Bloody Idiots.