I went uptown last Wednesday evening to watch the blowing up of the balloons for the Macy’s Thanksgiving Day parade. I love the surrealism of these giant cartoon characters, tied down like Gulliver while we Lilliputian citizens walk and gawk at the spectacle. Some of the characters are old friends, like Ronald McDonald; some are new friends, like SpongeBob and his Square Pants; some are unknown to me, like the giant weiner dog pictured here. But the kids knew who he was; they screamed out his name as they rounded the corner of 77th St.!
See more drawings of this on my blog if you like. – Veronica