Saturday, October 26, 2013
Friday, October 25, 2013
The packaging to this handmade limited edition is made with a linoleum block print (printed on hand-brushed white ink). The drawing for the print and the printing itself was expertly accomplished by Nicole Boitos (signed and numbered 1 – 2000 by Nicole), based upon a concept/sketch by M.Gira. Each individual cover is further drawn upon / personalized and signed by M.Gira.
After WWII there's still rationing of meat and when princess Elizabeth is going to marry, a group of businessmen wants to impress (or probably bribe) the local government by giving a big party by slaughtering an illegally raised pig for this event.
Despite all the credentials this comedy about a farting pig is remarkably unfunny.
Halliwell***: "Sharply-detailed comedy typical of its author, but less likeable than many."
Maltin**1/2: "Droll, very British comedy...Often funny, but also cynical and cruel. Smith is hilarious as the social-climbing wife of milquetoasty podiatrist Palin."