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PERIDIS drawings February 10, 2013

Posted by cantueso in drawing, Spain.
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His real name is José María Pérez.

This was his drawing of the leader of the opposition.

“As snug as a bug in a rug”
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>>> >>> Versión en español → → http://cantueso.wordpress.com/2014/03/08/peridis-dia-de-reflexion/

The opposition leader had been in that post for maybe some 10 years and  had never done a thing.
He was never in the news.
And he avoided dealing with the signs of corruption surfacing among his friends.

However, among his supporters there were some who admired him for his low profile. They thought that the  leftist government was so bad that it would not last anyway so that there was no need for anyone to speak up. And indeed, finally he got elected.

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In Spain, according to the law, Election Day is preceded by the Day of Reflection where you are not allowed to talk publicly about any candidates or political questions.

There is always some cheating, but it is mostly discreet.

So once Peridis drew the leader of the opposition  under a green umbrella (=not taking any risks) where he recites a children’s song to pray for bad weather (= simple religion, politics, and superstition mixed up) that would keep voters at home and help his party win.


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http://www.pequenet.com/canciones/llueva.asp

Let is rain, let is rain,
Virgin of the Cave!
The little birds are singing,
The clouds are lifting:
And yes! and no!
Let it rain and so
People won’t go
to vote.

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A judge opens a trap door for a defendant to fall through. The defendant in this case is famous: it is Garzon, who is himself a judge.


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Peridis is an architect by training, but from early on he did political drawings for the newspapers, mostly for El País. The best place to see his work is

http://elpais.com/autor/peridis/a/

Peridis is a specialist in romanesque architecture.

This book is by Peter Stafford. In Spanish I could not find a well defined photo of a romanesque building, except one, which is  mine (but  made by ghD); besides, that church front is not pure romaneque, but includes some gothic features (according to ghD).  It is the faÇade of Santo Domingo in Soria.

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(c) ghD

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Added 2012

Since mortgages were cheap, but commissions immense, banks encouraged people to buy flats at fantastic prices.

When the bubble burst and people lost their jobs, the banks claimed the flats. The banks ended up owning thousands of flats that now stay empty because there aren’t any buyers anymore. –

Peridis drew this lawyer, judge or notary public emptying a little house the way you would empty a salt shaker.

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1. Rags35 - May 16, 2011

But the guy falling down the stairs is Garzón, isn’t it? What happened to him?


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