31 décembre 2009

" If you've done six impossible things this morning, why not round it off with breakfast at Milliways ? "

I was bored stiff on the corner of a table in a café of ill fame in Mexico, so I scribbled what could have been the cover of the second volume of the Hitchhickers' Guide to the Galaxy, if only my father had been the editor of the bloomsbury edition.
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31 décembre 2009

Voodoo voodoo Saint-tropez...

This is Baron Samedi ( which is, interestingly or not, the french word for "Saturday". I've got no explanation for that. ), from the Haitian voodoo mythology. When I read his description, I'm internationally know for being a great sceptic, and I don't believe in voodoo. If it worked, most of the people working in the administration or behind any counter would now look like colanders, and politicians would be so riddled by holes that you could be able to grate cheese on them.
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28 décembre 2009

Have you ever wondered with you ear had this particular shape ?

The scene takes place during my familial holidays in Dordogne, a dream land where vineyards grows and where pipistrels gently copulate. I was wandering at random during the preparations of the Black Pudding Festival ( big event in our village ), when, suddenly, without any expectation, I had an Epiphany. With a leaflet, to be honest. ( The rest of this text is still under translation... )
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27 décembre 2009

Penny Dreadful

" Once upon a time, there was a little girl called Penny Dreadfuf, who had homicidal tendencies. " I would like to read a story which this kind of introduction. Unfortunately, as I invented it, I will have to do it myself. ( I may sound quite presumptuous, but I'm just insisting on the copyright : any author of a novel telling the story of a victorian youngster with murderous instincts, invented after the 19 september 2008 at 12. 12 p.m. will be sewed. Beware. )
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27 décembre 2009

Bite shön

This drawing was done some time after the previous one, and the similarities are on purpose. The characters are now Agnes Nitt a young and quite chubby witch, and the young and charismatic Vlad of Magpyr, after the reading of Terry Pratchett's Carpe Jugulum ( " seize the throat " in Latin, a much more hedonistic version of Horace's " Carpe Diem " ), a Discworld novel which deals with the myth of vampires. I rather liked this love storie since it doesn't work at the end, and... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2009

Love sucks

( It's funny to see again some old drawings, this one was done on the 17th september 2008, before all the fuss about the movie... ) I've never read the Twilight series. Well, at least, a few pages, following the advise of a girl of my acquaintance who was fan of the saga. It was the least I could do, since I always annoy her with my own readings. Generally, I will restrain myself to comment on what I really think of Twilight, the improbable love story between a young chick and a bloke who is...er...obliged to go to funeral homes... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2009

" Everybody is Mad Here "

I would like to open a section dedicated to a eternal classic, " Alice's Adventures in Wonderland ". It's not that I'm found of children stories : if you think that, you've only seen the version of Uncle Walt Business. If you just try to read the original book, you'll discover a story based on language and surrealism. Lewis Carroll made the nonsense reach its spurs, a litterature I defend with my little fists. Let's open the section with the famous Cheshire Cat.
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27 décembre 2009

Discworld Characters Part I

Here are a bunch of characters from Terry Pratchett's prodigious fantasy series, the Discworld. I don't want to talk about it otherwise I won't know when to stop. Alongside them is their original name, as the french translation changed them ( because otherwise french people are fucking unable to pronunce them ). Rincewind, the appaling wizard. Samuel Vimes, commander of the City Watch, Granny Weatherwax, the ill-tempered, though wise old witch, Count Giamo... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2009

" Are you talking about me ? "

Théophile Peuplier ( which could be translated by Théophile Poplar ) is the unwilling hero of T.E.P.U.S.C., which is so far my only little "success". One thing which reassures me is that is also my only available comic on the internet. He's a role model for every young people wearing an hideous sweater. Some people read books about young, beautiful, incredibly brave, ready to abandonn everything to save the world. I never had any affinity with these mini-Action Men. When I read I like "heros" who aren't,... [Lire la suite]
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27 décembre 2009

Everything you've always wanted to know about babanas

Banana : ( fem. ) The term " banana " ( which comes from the oriental bantou " sycopius " whose pronunciation has been quite distortion throughout centuries ) applies to a tropical fruit, roughly shaped like a banana. Coincidence ? I don't think so. It belongs to the Musacea family, an honest lineage beyond reproach. ( The rest of this text is still under translation... )
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