Monday, July 10, 2017

If Picasso & Other Modernist Painters Retold Red Riding Hood

Jean Ache, (born Jean Huet 1923-1985) was greatly admired in France (and beyond) for his wide ranging cartoonist and animation work, as well as his 'one off' cartoons, published in the periodical Pilote. While generally realist in his comic style some of these 'one-offs' took unusual and unexpected forms.

One of these was Huet's wonderful Little Red Riding Hood series, created in 1974. It included seven re-imaginings of the tale, in the style of seven modernist painters.

It's best just to look, appreciate and enjoy. We suspect you're familiar enough with the tale that the few untranslated French words won't be a problem...

Click on the images to view them full size.

After Georgio de Chirico:

After Joan Miró:

What a brilliant way to combine tale telling, narrative form, art elements and art history and to inspire a new generation of artists and storytellers!


  1. Thank you for writing and siting a delightfully different means of writing crafting illustrating fairy tales and folk tales, by graphic arts.

  2. Jean Ache was not the creator of Asterix. That would be René Goscinny (author) and Albert Uderzo (illustrator). Nowadays the comics are written by Jean-Yves Ferri and illustrated by Didier Conrad.

    1. Although I never mentioned Ache/Huet was the creator, on further research, I also can't find further confirmation of him drawing Asterix, despite the cartoonist guild stating it, so am removing mention of Asterix. Thx.