Saturday, May 27, 2006

Fougasse







Cyril Kenneth Bird (Fougasse) London, England 1887-1965

"Fougasse", (from the first world war Jargon, 'a small land mine which might or might not hit the mark'), was one of the most elegant and charming cartoonist I came across.
These delightful vignettes are from a motoring book published in 1935.
Soon I'll post more of his work because this man's art is a great example and inspiration.

6 Comments:

Anonymous Amid said...

IN-CRE-DI-BLE!!! His work is very familiar but I don't know why. Maybe I've seen his style filtered through other artists. The way he communicates so efficiently and elegantly with line is unbelievable. I'd love to see more of his work.

7:29 pm  
Anonymous Gustavo said...

Me encanta.

9:18 pm  
Blogger Poptique said...

Glorious stuff - he was magnificent. Have you seen his cartoon concerning the English enthusiam for Cricket?

9:18 pm  
Anonymous Roberto Bobrow said...

me recuerda a "El reyecito" y las viñetas de PBT de hace casi un siglo.

4:39 am  
Blogger Matt J said...

Yes, FOUGASSE!! More of the Birdman please. He was editor of PUNCH when Searle was working for them.

8:02 pm  
Anonymous Gustavo said...

Con Irusta y Demare formó un trío fantástico, que compusieron, entre otros, tangos como "Dandi" y "Mañanitas de Montmartre". Se ve que entre tango y tango el hombre dibujaba. Tanto talento ácabaría escapando ( ¿fugando? ) de los estrechos límites de la música y el dibujo y fue así como una tardecita de abril decidió inventar la fugazza.
Ahí quedan estos datos para que los recoja el historiador inquieto o el curioso lector.
De nada, amigos...para eso estamos...

11:48 am  

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