Window Cleaning Cartoons
Window cleaning cartoons - but no George Formby*
As I was putting together a page of cartoons about cleaning, I happened to gaze out of the coffee shop window where I was working away and spied a window cleaner dangling from a rope on the building opposite. I thought that his job might be a lot easier if he was a bit more mobile, rather than relying on ropes, and so the cartoon below was born.
I wondered if I could come up with some other cartoons around the theme....my mind went back to a not so well known Roald Dahl story 'The Giraffe and the Pelly and Me', which features a boy who ends up cleaning windows with the aid of the said creatures. I resisted the temptation to use a pelican and so thought what happens when people clean windows. Well, they could get wet, and so I quickly doodled down the other two cartoons.
*George Formby was British comedy actor, singer-songwriter, and comedian. At one point he was Britain's biggest movie star. One of his most famous songs was 'When I'm cleaning windows' on which he accompanied himself on the banjolele.
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