Can't Face It

As devotees of Flashback Friday know, these weekly posts usually take a neo-nostalgic view of the past. While I could continue in that vein for this calvacade of children [that's a vacation?], the illustration puts me in mind of a contemporary event: the bizarre episode of the infamous Deflategate courtroom sketch of Tom Brady. More an example of the Hieronymous Bosch school of portraiture than a likeness of the football star, the artist might have been better off if she had adopted the strategy of the painter of this 1960 ad—depicting the subject in a literal about-face pose.