Of course New Democracy is not the only one to have elections this Sunday, Honduras under the De Facto goverment of Micheletti is going to elections without having reinstituted the old President Manuel Zelaya.
P.S.: from the International Herald Tribune: The de facto government has tried to convince Hondurans and the international community that the elections are legitimate. But neither the Organization of American States, the Carter Center nor the European Union sent observers.
Lucky week, two illustrations this time, one about the the greek Communist Party Secretary Aleka Papariga and the other about Otto Rehhagel, the Greek National soccer team that finally got to go to S. Africa World Cup and the unfortunate event of soccer related deaths.
Otto's illustration is brand new, you can also catch him at the "Inside Greece" Blog, Aleka's on the other hand is much much older, and already had been recycled at a pre elections illustration. Stalin, has also been used in the past, but unfortunatelly got only to be printed in grayscale, thanks to Aleka however got finally his chance to be both recycled in RGB and get his CMYK print... some dudes have all the luck.
I only regret the fact i didn't made a second card combination for the index, i thoght Rehhagel would get to go to page 2. Pitty, next time I get to have double illustration i'll be prepared.
Last... but hardly least, down below you can have a pre-friday-links preview of pages 6-7, yup the graphs are the ones i joked about...
Oh, By the way, if you link at the Guardian Newspaper, you'll get the chance to see who right I was (No Sh...!!!) about Europe's First Prime Minister. Guardian's Europe P.M. article has also been open for comments... don't miss the chance to read about Blair... but that was soooo predictable... You can download the Issue in PDF living colour here. Cheers.
Most probably Belgium's prime minister, Herman van Rompuy, will be announced today as president of the European Council aka Europe's first Prime Minister. If not, second most probable to fit the job is Netherlands Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende.
Otto Rehhagel Illustration for Athens Plus #75, out on Friday 20-Nov-2009. In the light of tommorrow's soccer match against Ukraine for South Afrika's World Cup Qualification... i think... sort of... doh! Once the match is over iplan to put the score on the dialogue bubble.
While at it (athens plus) here's an odd thoght i made while working on a graph (you'll see it on Friday) about how things are written... and how they should be written... sad but true...
World Map from Panos. It made me think that it would be handy to have a hand drawn version of the world map ready for similar circumstances. Maybe whiskey-painted too, to ad the old-pirate-map effect. }; )
Willy Brandt, Illustration for Athens Plus issue #74, for the 20 years of the fall of Berlin wall. Tomorrow you'll get the final page too, it's just that i like this one so much i can't wait till tomorrow to upload it.
It reads: (...) "Like if the article of Mr. Kampyliswasn't enough, it inserts an illustration by Manos Symeonakis (yours trully) with the double headed eagle, symbol of our Greek Orthodox Church disrispectfully ridiculed"
Ironically the illustration (1 Feb 2009) is about small people needing big ideas to become someone, something... anything...
You can find the illustration's article here, here and here (PDF).
A post that recycles itself on greek nationalist blog-OS.fear.
The fuss is about the Albanians that didn't join Mussolini at the WWII campain against Greece. It seems some nationalist hyper-patriotic cosciences were disturbed. It calls my illustration silly, equal only to Enver Hoxha propaganda and promises to get back on the article "with much more" soon. I hardly find anything silly or laughable in a map and a broken fascist axe illustration -you can call it boring if you want...- but silly??? cmooon'! Maybe they're reffering to something else... whichever the case...