Saturday, April 30, 2005

Little Egg Rules

Received this great pen and ink postcard from Denis Charmot of Marnaz, France.

He informs me that he found the French cartoon stamps online in a recent post. BUT I was missing the most important character! He included this fellow by the name of Titeuf.
You can see more of Denis Charmot's work and mail art by visiting his excellent web site.

Apparently this cartoon is sweeping France by storm. It is the creation of Swiss cartoonist Philippe Chappuis. His cartoon characters are appearing everywhere from billboards to notebooks. Denis writes in his postcard that Titeuf is "very appreciated by the French children for his politically incorrect contents." This cartoon strip only became popular in France last year, so it is amazing that it is already the subject of postage stamps.

The word "titeuf" means little egg.

You can read more about this comic strip, its creator and its phoenominal success in France by reading this article from the Scotland Sunday Herald.


jassy lupa said...

When I was in France last Nov. I was turned on to Titeuf by Elie, a young man only 9 years of age. He had several of his books, one of which was about the "facts of life". Only the French can take such a light hearted look at growing up with hormones! It was wonderful, open, hillarious, and pretty much covered all areas of the BIG CHANGE, including dealing with classmates, humiliation with the opposite sex in grade school and junior high, and zits. Who could find embarrassment with such a light hearted and funny view of the whole process! He is sort of the Bart Simpson of France, irreverent, mocking, super intelligent.

Thank you for the recent packet of ATCs you sent. I am in a very busy time right now, but you will see me in the mail in the near future. (I am a new grandmother for the second time.)


kiyotei said...

You can't see in this photo, but the little fellow (Titeuf) has his finger up his nose on this stamp!

See you in the mails!

Take care