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Lucy Pepper
May 4, 2009 8:01 PM   Subscribe

Lucy Pepper is an English artist living in Portugal. Her illustrations, animations, and cheeky blog, illuminate the cult of the bata, Portuguese beach culture, just how weird British tourists can look, and what it's like to have one's daughters humiliated by your very presence in public.

Some of my favorites:

"You Need Glasses"
posted by ocherdraco (8 comments total) 8 users marked this as a favorite

Her drawings are keenly observed. Reminds me of James Thurber and Bill Plympton.

This is funny.

oh and this "don't people get bored to tears of drawing pretty ladies?" Ha! Take that, Katie Rice.
posted by fleetmouse at 8:36 PM on May 4, 2009

Love these sketches - thanks!
posted by i_am_joe's_spleen at 11:39 PM on May 4, 2009

I was all intrigued that maybe the drum had crossed back over the ocean to Portugal, but it turns out it's fat ladies instead. That's okay, we can have a cult about fat ladies too.

(Awesome drawings. Thanks.)
posted by nebulawindphone at 12:46 AM on May 5, 2009

Neat, thanks!
posted by miriam at 7:04 AM on May 5, 2009

Oh I love Lucy Pepper. I'm so glad to see her here!
posted by mygothlaundry at 9:52 AM on May 5, 2009

What is "bata"?
posted by fiercecupcake at 10:02 AM on May 5, 2009

From the first link: "1. One of my obsessions is the BATA. It is a sleeveless housecoat worn by many gazillion Portuguese women and it makes me laugh. In fact it will probably be the title of a book one day."
posted by ocherdraco at 10:46 AM on May 5, 2009

lovely work, thanks for posting!
posted by marlys at 6:54 PM on May 5, 2009

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