Monday, July 14, 2008

Cannes Natives part 2

The juxtaposition of Hollywood invading a French seaside town is always amusing. The locals have seen it every year for decades & observe it all with bemusement.

The younger locals like to come down to the Croisette to show off. Semi-transparent dresses with thong knickers just don't work for everyone!

The contrast between the glamour of the film festival & the homeless begging on the streets is striking too. Rich, glamorous folk parade up & down the Croisette with destitute Eastern European families begging at their feet.
Meanwhile cinephiles get so desperate for an invitation to a premier they spend all day outside the Palais pleading for a spare ticket.

The 'Kung Fu Panda' costumes that Dreamworks had manufactured to plug the movie were funny-while not exactly 'on model' they gave the character a kind of spasmodic goofy charm!


Bobby Chiu said...

I like the shirt! amusing!

Dan said...

Hahaha. I've got to start caracituring. This looks like fun.

Oscar Grillo said...

Ain't I cool? I was invited to see the premiere of WALL·E and didn't go.

alberto mielgo said...

the doodlers said...

Har..the elepant shirt is a nice touch. Great gritty penwork. The series of Cannes characters below is a riot.

Elliot said...

Terrific stuff, Matt. I'm - ahem - digging the way those two women walk.

Cako Facioli said...

Hey Mr Jones,
it's good hear from you! Miss you a lot, crying every night...
Hope to see you around any day for a few drinks and load of laughing.

M@ said...


MarcoFinkenstein said...

Hey, very fluent, free
and controlled shapes.
Like them!

Monika Dubska said...

hahha i love this blog :)

hope to hear from you :)
Take care,
Monika ♥

Matt J said...

Thnx for all the comments-

Bobby-cheers-she wasa classy dame!

Dan-keep at the anatomical studies-it'll help

Oscar-you're a rebel without a cause

Alberto-gracias mi amigo


Elliot-I wasn't following them-I promise!

Cako-I miss u too-it's been too long my friend

M@-merci beaucoup

Marco-i'm always striving to loosen up more

Monika-thnks a million!

A. Riabovitchev said...

Really Beautiful drawings!
Especially two on the top!:o)
thanks for your comment Matt!