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Monique Touvay

1997 Four French cartoon postcards of La Fontaine's fables in multiple panels. Monique Touvay, Les Quatre Zéphires Editeur, Versailles. Printed in France. €3 each at St. Ouen, August, '13.  Extra of MM for €1.50 from Gérard Crucy, Yerres, at the Paris Post Card Exhibition, Jan., '05. Extra of "The Cat, the Weasel, and the Little Rabbit" for $4 from Topical Paradise, May, '14.

In MM, successive animals seem to leap out of the pitcher of milk resting on the walking milkmaid's head--until the calf says "adieu" and the pitcher slips off of her head.  In FC, the second and third panels are cleverly interrelated: what the crow lets go in #2 falls into the fox's hand in #3, so that in #4 we see only the fox holding the cheese.  In FS, notice the parallel vertical lines in pictures #1 and #3 and the parallel diagonal lines in #4, including the chagrined fox heading home with his hat.  A good deal of action is puti nto the twelve panels of "The Cat, the Weasel, and the Little Rabbit."