Friday, May 09, 2008

Road rage

Motoring in France is always an adventure. Drivers here are just a touch more intense than in the UK. Most seem to think they're participating in the Monte Carlo Ralley & will risk their lives, vehicles & licences to gain that extra couple car lengths in traffic.

I recently had a close encounter with the charming family above who were unhappy about having to let me pass ahead of them on a roundabout. The matriarch was leaning out of the window & banging the side of the car like a frenzied baboon!
I'm driving to Lago Maggiore in Italy this weekend so I'm planning to stick to the slow lane & avoid trouble!
Bonne weekend-report from the Cannes Film Festival in a weeks time. Ciao!

15 comments:

max said...

Very good, I saw the same scene a few weeks ago here in London, only that the car had all across the side written "courtesy car"!

Matt said...

We can only hope that somehow this gruff woman sees this caricature of herself and is then inspired to finally do something about that unfortunate skin condition.

Bianca said...

O.o that family looks scary. hahaha yes, and the lady's skin condition does look like it needs some serious help ^^.

Jarrett said...

Great work, Matt! Love your life sketches.

sebtikh said...

hey man,very good sketches. They will be perfect for comics!Isn't it?
good job

alexis venet said...

thank you matt!
constou va bien et simon aussi.
Nous sommes trois maintenant,une vrai famille francaise,comme ce dessin!
bise

UM said...

haha!

Kristian said...

with forearms like those you did best to slow down.

Heather Dixon said...

I had a friend from Manchester visit France, and he stopped his car to let the waiting pedestrians cross the street. They just looked at him like he was crazy. Maybe they were afraid to get run over...lol. Great story & great pic.

stranded said...

hahaha! It's true that driving in France is an adventure!! cool drawing! completely expressive.
I also love the sketches from the blanck book you have posted, they are very nice!
And the little octopuss from the previous posts ¿? are they your design or just your friend's? I love them!! :)

Smook said...

I don't know why, but the driver reminds me of Fat Tony from the Simpson's.

Those granny arms are bloody hilarious too.

Matt J said...

Thnx for the comments everyone.

Stranded-the octopus is designed by my friends yes. Very good graduation film from Les Gobelins school, France. Are you working at Ilion-do you know Dani Peixe?

Thierry Cattant said...

eyyJ'aime bien ton dessin, je vois cette scène tous les jours à Marseille…

boris said...

Your lady has massive bingo wings !

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