26 juin 2010

The Little "Pince Sans Rire"

This little fellow comes from a series of drawings I started on the original blog, and I'm still continuing it. Unfortunately, I don't think you will see a lot of them since most of his aphorisms involve french puns (  they are often the only point of the drawing ). I will every now and then translate one or two of his appearances when there is no play on words. He was created as a spoof of Antoine de Saint-Exupéry's classic of litterature, " Le Petit Prince " ( " The Little Prince" ), a children story... [Lire la suite]
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26 juin 2010

Taylor-made caricature

Cleopatra VII ( -69 / - 30 BC ) :  Most certainly the only Pharaoh of Egypt who would not allow depictions of herself from side view. She was famous during Antiquity for her bewitching beauty, but it's true that her nasal appendix was worth appearing in her mensurations. Heiress to the throne, Cleopatra would be very soon at odds with her brother Ptolemy XIII , even more when they married each other. The young woman would do anything ( and anybody ) to govern Egypt alone. It started with the arrival of Julius... [Lire la suite]
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