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Oh horrible Snodgrass I have given you much leeway in the past & much advice. But you will never learn. Yet again you produce an advertising scheme which is deplorable. How often have I pointed out that the plump English mums to whom we sell that best of all foundation garments a 'Cumfi' corset, have no knowledge of the classics. They would rather be identified with the slim young things at the tennis club or dancing to Benny Goodman at the local Hop than to the naked voluptuousness of a Rubens nude.
No! No! No! – Look at a Schweppes advertisement in the local bar & draw your inspiration from that.
Yours in anger & disappointment
Judy Taylor, in her edition of Ardizzone's Sketches for Friends, London: John Murray, 2000, notes that 'in 1959, for his own amusement, Edward Ardizzone began a series of illustrated letters to Mr Snodgrass, an imaginary (and extremely inefficient) publicity manager for a firm of corset manufacturers, Comfi-Corsets.'