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Hm… Not feeling particularly inspired to draw something new this year, so I decided to recycle -yet one more time- an old drawing, where I had these characters that show up every now and then in the  cartoons (I guess I´ll have to explain where they come from at some point) into Calvin and Hobbes. Somehow.

This is from a time when my comic strips all dealt with how nowadays’ clients, who usually wear an ipod, read electronic books (sometimes even smoke electronic cigarettes) and drive the newest A-series Audis,  when it comes to architecture still want to live in some contemporary rendition of Hansel&Gretel´s chocolate house, with pitched roofs and pillasters.

Now there’s nothing to even criticize anymore.

Anyway, Merry Christmas!

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And now, a special Christmas treat (and the referent):

 

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At some point at the beginning of the Summer, Darwin Marrero, Assistant Dean at the School of Architecture of the University of Puerto Rico contacted me in order to contribute something to the upcoming sixth issue of (in)forma, which he was editing. The topic for the issue, “Hiperturismo” (Hypertourism) sounded really engaging, but unfortunately I was swamped by work, so I agreed to send him the hopekoolpope trilogy, plus a modified version of  (the) man on the moon as illustrations for “En el Limbo del Ocio”, a conversation between Michel Houellebecq and Rem Koolhaas. However, I couldn´t resist much time, and as the release date moved forward, I decided to adapt an old illustration (which was itself a reworking of another one) to the square format of the magazine, thinking that it wouldn´t take much time. In the end, it turned out to be really time-consuming, and I gave up, sending the ilo without all the modifications I intended to make (a flying bus-city-tour was supposed to be crossing the center of the image – And yes, it´s the image that sits on the background of my twitter profile).I guess I´ll make them at some point.

You can read the article, cartoons, and editorial as originally published (in Spanish) below.

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