Sunday, September 13, 2009

Sam & Ralph, a lingering question about employment

In "Don't Give Up The Sheep", unlike all of the other Sam& Ralph episodes in which he is employed by the same company as Ralph(they punch into the same clock), Sam seems to be independently contracted by a third party, a predator temping agency or is self-employed as a coyote.
It is safe to assume then that between 1942 and 1943, whatever company Ralph worked for bought out Sam, or his employer or hired him on as full time labour.

6 comments:

marie said...

Hi Wil,
I watched "Don't Give Up The Sheep" and wondered if the flipping tongue of the lustful hedonist coyote in his introduction sequence might have been a source of inspiration for “If they bottled sex…”
Just kidding… Wanted to say congratulation. I enjoyed much your exhibition and was pleased to find out about your blog. I’ll visit once in a while. Justin told me we will one day pay a visit to your atelier.
I will be thrilled.
All best,
marie b.
www.infrarouge.org

Wil Murray said...

Marie, I draw a lot of influence from botht he imagery in cartoons like this and the internal logic that, now almost 60 years old, allows us to believe that dogs and coyotes hold down jobs...or that pigs buy houses, or that the pursuit of desire leaves us open to terrific violence(anvils dropped on heads).
It was great seeing you at the opening and would love to have you by the studio before I take off for Berlin.
Hope to see you more in the next few months!

marie said...

Excellent. Berlin is my second home. When are you going ?

Wil Murray said...

I just booked my ticket for October 26th to December 16th.
Might we cross paths?

marie said...

Yep. A few days end of october (to be confirmed...) Would come back on the 29th.

Wil Murray said...

Send me an email, and we can keep in touch: wil.v.murray@gmail.com
Good to see I've got friends flying the same routes.
Just posted a photo from the vernissage, including you, me, dana, justin and olivier