Wednesday, February 20, 2013

#57 - English Protest

It's finally here: the first English version of the famous "Kurwa mać!" Thanks a million to M@ who handled the image manipulation. 

#56 - Junior executive

This is one of the first cartoons of R's I ever saw and it struck and still strikes me as deeply funny for reasons I don't fully understand. I particularly like the little boy's outburst in panel five, with its "sześć! sześć lat tato! jestem maluchem, szkrabem, malym chlopczykiem" - I've tried to get across the funny (to me) sound of szkrabem with tyke.

I don't know if the cartoon is a reference to contemporary events or just another riff on Raczkowski's theme of children encountering an adult world that is insane.

Thursday, February 14, 2013

#55 - Group dynamics

Illustrating Freud's observation that "It is always possible to bind together a considerable number of people in love, so long as there are other people left over to receive manifestations of their aggressiveness."

The "you" is plural, which is marked in Polish grammar but not in English.