But creator, Dr. Gary Cleveland Myers, was not the first to use pictures of boys with contrasting behaviors to highlight good behavior. An earlier instance can be found in the work of Utigawa Kuniyoshi, a Master of ukiyo-e, who created the Moral Guidelines for Good and Naughty Apprentices in the mid 1800s.
|This shows a good apprentice doing his master's errands,|
while the bad apprentices are harassing, baiting, and beating the dogs.
|This shows the good apprentice feeding the dogs while the bad|
apprentices are beating the dogs.
|This shows that a good apprentice doesn't forget to say thank you,|
while bad apprentices kick puppies!!!