22nd July 2011, 22:03
Does anyone remember a wonderful cartoon which was posted in many messrooms in the 1960s - it was usually A3 size, and entitled "The Captain - as seen by..."
It depicted 'The Captain' as everything from a handsome super-hero ('as seen by', for example, his wife or girlfriend) to a disheveled and drunken layabout ('as seen by' his Marine Superintendent or possibly Insurance Underwriter).
Does anyone still have a copy?
22nd July 2011, 23:30
That one was before my time. However I do recall calenders by Sigma paints with pictures of various shipboard scenes, where the captain (or master) was always short and dressed like a Mexican general.
23rd July 2011, 01:35
Crellintk, pretty sure the poster you are on about was made by the same Dutch artist who did the one with the cross section of a ship with charicatures of everyone on board. It used to be available at the Botlek Stores in Europoort - they have a website, why not get it in touch with them. Good luck.
PS Welcome to SN
24th July 2011, 10:49
Thanks John. I have e-mailed Botlek, but no reply yet. Will let you know how I get on.
24th July 2011, 11:04
(John Briggs has made part of "The Captain" his avatar)
24th July 2011, 11:33
Thanks for that, Stein, well done.
24th July 2011, 15:45
Thanks Stein - result!
There are even more 'seen by' elements there than I remember.
... and you've also found the 'cross-section' one, which I must admit I have never seen before.