This classic cover illustration from the June 1925 issue of Hi-Jinks Volume 1 #1 has been making the tumblr rounds lately, and every time I see it I think it's a really cute, interesting image-- but why oh why those damn duck sized lips and nasty nostrils?! So, with a little bit of photoshoppery, (and the addition of a boob that seems strangely absent from the open top original), I went to work:
I'm not saying I totally improved it, (although bare breasts do have a habit of achieving a certain something extra special whenever possible), but maybe, just maybe, I've helped her look a little more cute 'n pixie-ish whilst flying around on that crazy wasp-butterfly-- and a lot less like a snotty, drunken barfly who can't find her way out of the tavern bathroom at 3am. Hey, maybe that's what the artist originally was going for in the first place-- who knows?
See more from this great old time magazine by clicking HERE! It's full of funny jokes, poems, stories, wonderful photos, and lots of lovely cartoon illustrations, (courtesy of Archive.org)