09 October 2017 ~ 0 Comments

Monsieur Poulet’s Rayures

Rayures by Anouk Ricard has a title that translates as Stripes in English, which is funny since the snake creature’s striped bow tie is probably the least remarkable thing about this illustration. It delights in strangeness, setting up an oddball pair of a hairy man so squat that he has no neck or shoulders and a friendly-looking mutant who is half snake and half dog. The size and shape difference of the two is classic comedy (like Laurel and Hardy), but what really makes this piece appealing to me is the characters’ faces. Look at those eyes, they KNOW that they are in a weird situation. They have no idea why they’re shaped the way they are, and the snake seems to eye his human counterpart as if he’s glad to only be the second most bizarre fellow in the scene. The self-awareness makes it even more fun!

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