El Tío Poppoff - Children book

a selfportrait of the autor

One of the books that I had when I was a child has had a big influence on my work. I used to sit for long periods of time watching the images on it, imagining and dreaming some day to make something like them, and also learn to fly.

This edition I have is from 1966, printed in Spain, the original title is " Onkel Poppoff kann auf Bäume fliegen". For some strange reason I always thought that Janosch - the autor and illustrator- was russian, of course when I grow up I discovered he is german, and seems still living. Despite of having the book I don't remember well the story now, perhaps I should read it again.

... and yes, I drew the princess's boobs :]