| #(5) MIME TROUPE:
The Mime Troupe didn't actually like this poster
very much, and I don't know if the intervening
years have warmed them to it or not. There aren't
many copies anyway, so it scarcely matters. This
was one of my earliest lessons in finding out
just who, exactly, is in charge of things and
dealing with that person if at all possible.
The person who asked me to design the poster,
and who approved it, did not in fact have the
authority to do so, it seemed.
The motif of lions leaping from a shouting mouth made perfect sense to me, at the time. It seemed to me that lions were somewhat circus-like, as well as symbolic of powerful social protest. But, not everyone agreed. I don't even know if they ever used the poster. I also can't remember if I ever got paid for it, or whether it was another of those useful lessons that artists never seem to learn quite right. I wonder where Jennie Stone is today. She had such a lovely smile.