Thursday, July 06, 2006

good bye monsieur Roba



When I was a kid, I used to read this comic strip called BOULE et BILL, about a little cocker and the kid that owned it.
In that strip, a lot of time, the paintings on the walls would feature little birds that would react to the situation in the panels.
Obviously, This had a great influence on me later on.
The author, named Roba, just passed away a few weeks ago, but I just learned about it today.
So..

3 comments:

Ajay Karat said...
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Ajay Karat said...

Hay Pascal, you got a really sharp eye for details :)
One on my fave cartoonists Mario Miranda used to follow a similar technique and strangely not many artists (to my knowledge) do that. It was always amusing how Mario Miranda would use framed characters used to contribute to the joke, non-verbally.
this may not be the best example
but you can see what
http://www.rediff.com/travel/1999/jun/14mari4.htm

pascal said...

Hey Karat!!

Thanks for the nice word.

That picture of Miranda is actually pretty much whar roba would do.

Maybe, Roba would pushhis birds a bit further than that , like making them roll over in laughter, or come out of the frame depending on the scene..but that is the idea!

P.