Friday, February 26, 2010
IN WESTERN IBERIA THERE EXIST A PEOPLE WHO PERSISTENTLY ATTEMPT TO COMMIT SUICIDE WITH A SAD SMILE ON THE FACE
Cartoon by Cristina Sampaio
When Portuguese people attempt to commit suicide they usually end up cutting one of their toes, worsening their situation, but that is a different story. I particularly like this drawing from Cristina Sampaio in A Drawing a Day, a site she started to keep herself fit and disciplined, with both published and unpublished works. Although the Portuguese Republic is today no more nauseated or suicidal than several other countries in Europe, it shows well the prevailing disgust of the Portuguese for not finding already paved the road to paradise. This drawing could punctuate all the years of the Republic and could be adapted to several centuries before that.
Cristina Sampaio also makes part of the group SpamCartoon with some of the best cartoonists in Portugal (with André Carrilho, João Fazenda, and also sound designer José Condeixa and scriptwriter João Paulo Cotrim), already on the links of this blog.
SpamCartoon has shown no activity since last summer, but is now hosted by a TV show (you can see the latest movies in YouTube).