Tag Archives: Picasso

Dschibonka wird gedruckt – Jibonka is being printed

15 Aug

Mal ganz schnell: Nach der Druckfreigabe ist Dschibonka jetzt tatsächlich im Druck. Die Produktion wird etwa 30 Tage in Anspruch nehmen. Und dann kriegen wir fix je drei Vorabexemplare pro Sprache. Zwei deutsche Ausgaben gehen dann unverzüglich nach Frankfurt, wo sie irgendwie auf die Buchmesse gelangen – dazu dann mehr.

Just a very quick update: Jibonka is being printed while I type this. In about 30 days all books will be done and we get three advance copies of each language. two of the German copies then make a trip to Frankfurt, where they eventually will end up on the bookfair – details to come.


Do you remember Pablo Parnasso?

25 Jan

Did I mention any problems with famous painters, photographers and copyrights? What the hell was I ranting about?

Pablo Parnasso and his cake

Admittedly, there might be a slight resemblance to a Spanish artist, depicted in a similar setting by a French photographer. But this really is Pablo Parnasso, one of the most famous Jibonka journalists of all times. All monsters remember his radio broadcast of the 1961 final at Nibbledon, when Brattenbock and Woolymob, those legendary Jibonka teams of the 60s and early 70s, met for an epic round of Jibonka. Parnasso was hoarse for almost four month after he screamed on the top of his lungs for solid 15 hours. Most memorably are his words: “Never has a Black Forest Cake been thrown in a more beautiful arch, never has it ended in a more spectacular mess of cream and crumbles.”

Be that as it may, in the later years of his carreer, he began to paint and had a big impact on artist circles and squares. In “Jibonka” we used his other famous quote: “There is no abstract cake” and show one of his great masterpieces, contain one of the few cubist cakes, art has produced in the 20th century.

The trouble with Picasso

21 Jan

No, Picasso was not involved in the making of Jibonka. Not actively, at least. It took us a while, but he was long departed when we started. Yet, he is a troublemaker. How so?

On one page of Jibonka, we intend to use  this famous picture, taken by Robert Doisenau ( 1912-1994). While both painter and photographer have lamentably kicked the oxygen habit, there are still copy rights with the living heirs of Doisenau for many years to come. Of course, we made a significant change: on our version of the picture there is a Black Forest Cake on the plate in front of Picasso. It was quite tricky to get the view through the glass realistically, but Jörg knows his Photoshop.

The question now is: is an added cake enough change to just put the pic in the book and not worry about it any more? Probably not. So while I am typing this, Jörg is giving the famous man in the striped shirt a new distictive look, which makes him one of the cast of charakter that could play a role in Jibonka.

I’m certainly looking forward to what the man will look like when Jörg is done. And I’ll certainly post the result as soon as I have it.