But don't you see, people that the Red Riding Hood just must be there, that she must be cartoony, that she must be contrasting, out of place, a little red blot that shouldn't be there? That is precisely why she must be there.
If the girl went to her grandma elegantly dressed and escorted by her knight in his shinning armor, there would be a picture of a a handsome couple and no wolf. No story to tell.
If the wolf didn't hunt the girl, he would still be there, in the dark woods, he would still be as sublime as he is, but there would be no reason to talk about him, so there would be no need to picture him. No story, no picture.
Only by putting them together, just as it is makes the story right, as it was told to little (and often not so little) children all around the world for generations. The wolf is the piece of art here, the girl is the artist's way of putting a title to it, an explanation for the wolf's existence, for his hidden and obvious (yes, at the same time) presence. As contrasting as some might see them, together they tell us the story as we all know it.
It is up to the artist to decide what else he can create with the design of the wolf, but here he pictured the literary classic published before 1920 and just as it should be.
So wear it. Wear it as a brooch, wear it as a title, as a signature, as a cartoon sticker, as a blood stain, a blot. Wear it however you see it, just damn wear it!!
Alright, I said it. Ha.