A month ago I posted my sketch for the 2014 editorial cartoon festival in St Just France – and I forgot to post the finished poster! here it is …
… and in case you forgot, here is the rough sketch.
This is based on an old painting of Marie Antoinette, that had such a huge derriere, that I thought it could, ambiguously, hide the body of a cow. In recent years the St Just festival poster has always featured a cow. They have cow statues on the roof of the cartoon museum there, in the middle of French cow country. And they have a recent tradition of dressing a cow statue at the entrance to the museum, to match the dress of the cow in the poster.
Last year, the cow was a ballerina – an easy costume. I thought I would put the volunteer seamstresses in St Just to the test this year, with a much more ambitious project. That’s their poster from last year at the right. Visit the St Just Festival web site here.