Friday, March 4, 2011

French Comics???

I must be honest. I took this shot because I found the wall art funky and fun, no other reason. On closer inspection last evening,  I noted what appears to be the name of the artist, Tardi ( Jacques Tardi), a French cartoonist.  At the bottom the word Futuropolis led me to a Google search here.  Perhaps I should be more attentive to the reasearch on this blog, but often this whole thing happens late, and I do what I can. Perhaps I can ratchet up the southern charm and get Peter to see what he can uncover. I'm just betting he will find some answers!


megi said...

Tolles Foto!Zuerst dachte ich,dass der Mann weint.Es ist eigentlich der Regen!
liebe Grüße

Peter said...

Don't think I can add much to what you have already found... I would believe that this is just promotion of a new album of Tardi, but if you tell me where you found this billboard, I could try to check. It doesn't seem to be a billboard by the dominating agencies (JCDécaux, Avenir...), so maybe it's something "different".

Jeanne said...

Wall art is fun! Kind of reminds me of one of the Beatles. You think he may be saying...sink or swim??

Cezar and Léia said...

Promotion or not, it's very interesting, cool and fun!Thanks for sharing!

黄清华 Wong Ching Wah said...

That is good enough reason for it... nice find !

Harriet said...

This kind of 'wall art' is fun...aren't those eyes expressive.

Thirtytwo degrees said...

I like it...the desperation in his eyes...wonder if he will unveil a followup to this...good art work, good ad! Throw him a lifesaver!

Alexa said...

I agree with Jeanne—it looks a lot like John Lennon. The artwork itself was totally worth a shot, and I'll be curious to see if you (or Peter) can uncover more.

Virginia said...

HA, I knew you all would get a kick out of this. Perhaps, Peter will find out more. I'll keep you all in touch.

Pamela said...

This is really cool!

mauropucci said...

Scatto molto simpatico e divertente.

Half-heard in the Stillness said...

It's Dr Foster!
'Dr Foster
Went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle
Right up to his middle,
And never went there again.'

Do you know that nursery-rhyme Virginia?

Actually 'it's really cool' is what my 7 year old grand-daughter would say! Though I'm with Jeanne & Alexa, he reminds me of Lennon.

I laughed at your comment on my blog V, hope you have a good Sunday! ;)


Starman said...

I see I'm not the only one who noticed the resemblance to John Lennon.

Virginia said...

Half Heard,
I think you might have found the answer but I loved everyone's comments and ideas!