This is by design, and the black humor that his family announced the sad news that, as a last tribute faithful to the spirit of the cartoonist switzerland, Philippe Becquelin. Known under the name of Mix & Remix, the man is off this Monday, December 19, at the age of 58 years died of cancer of the pancreas.
On the page Facebook of the artist, his family, “the bereaved” shared a drawing such as had the habit of doing the artist, accompanied by this message: “It is with immense sadness that we share with you the death of Mix & Remix including the determined fight against pancreatic cancer ended yesterday evening in the early evening”. A second drawing, full of black humor, was released a few hours later on Twitter.
satire and a big nose
The designer had worked for 25 years with the swiss newspaper The Weekly before joining Sunday Morning in 2012. Mix & Remix was also made about his cynicism, and his pen of satire in Infrared on the RTS, International Mail, internazionale and Sine Hebdo.
The characters in “big nose” Mix & Remix have been his signature throughout his career. “These fucking big pifs, I thought it was vulgar, horrible. And then suddenly, there they were, he explained in Time. Drawing robots, I arrived quite quickly to this stylization. When I started to drawing satirical, it had to be human beings. I’ve just put a human head with a nose on the body of robots, on those legs. It really is gadgets, not the real cartoon.”