Monday, 17 September 2012

Dandy Detective

Dandy. My basic understanding is that it was a term used during the18th and 19th century to describe people who were eccentrically (but smartly) dressed, groomed, cultured and obsessed with themselves. I’m not sure what the origin of the term ‘dandy’ is but I suspect it was an insult these people appropriated because ‘prick’ and ‘asshole’ was less appealing. They remind me of hipsters.
My own desire to be a super-skinny indie douchebag is often thwarted by my hatred of arrogance and love of pastries.
All that leads to this drawing. I like that appearance stuff but I also like wisdom, modesty and wanting a better world. Hence this dandy also being a detective.