Wednesday, February 4, 2009

No!/Augustus

Posted on redbubble as a tshirt (I'm not sure exactly who my target audience is for this). Anyway, as promised, a less decorous (more infantile?) arrangement of similar visual elements to yesterday's. This is based on the Story of Augustus, from Struwwelpeter:

...when the soup is put on table,
He screams, as loud as he is able --
"Not any soup for me, I say!
O take that nasty soup away!
I won't have any soup today!"

For more Struwwelpeter in screeching falsetto (with puppets), see the Tiger Lilies.

16 comments:

kyklops said...

Reminds me of the first time I was offered sashimi! Of course I eat it all the time these days.

ArtSparker said...

That's funny, it does look sort of like the revenge of the squid.

Wildeve said...

Hi! I have been checking out all your work, very impressive and fun. Love it.

bindu said...

I love the many-eyed creature!

Tomás Serrano said...

I like this and below images. The monster seems the crisis representation...

Eva said...

Target audience could be mothers who know what the kids can turn into sometimes. I just witnessed a scene in a super market in which a toddler fought being put into the pushchair by making himself stiff as a log and screaming all jars out of the shelves.

matt dawson said...

Really really really great image... I'm your target group on this one! This has a spot on graphic quality... did I say I really like this...! I don't think there is any food that would make me react this way though...? tripe maybe...?

dennis said...

Dennis is reminded of a poem mentioning soup by Baudelaire.

lettuce said...

great

perfect depiction of my daughter's reaction to swede

or broccoli

or sprouts

R. Nemo said...

On target for me as well, Susan. Of course before I read the soup rhyme, I thought it was a pen rather than a spoon. The opposite of writer's block.

ArtSparker said...

Tomas - More and more, everything resembles the crisis

Eva & Lettuce -going rigid in reponse to negative stimuli is a small child's super power

Dennis - hypocrite lecteur!

Nemo - The day before, it was a pen (see previous).

I think the opposite of writer's block is logorrhea, or at least something like it. How I love using that word!

j. said...

delightful!
a bit frightening but in a good way : )

and i adore the word logorrhea as well!

grrl+dog said...

..and it sounds scarier in German. I saw the tigerlillies..ohhh.. I am in love..

Brendan said...

LOL! My parents definitely would have bought a few of these T-shirts back when memories of me at the breakfast table were fresh.

Tammie Lee said...

wonderful, I really like this! The inner demon is alive and well, or is that inner power....

Feltbug said...

Cool design and love The Tigerlillies.