Showing posts with label Street surveys. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Street surveys. Show all posts

The biker version of The Emperor's New Clothes

The biker version of The Emperor's New Clothes is a caricature by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
The biker version of The Emperor's New Clothes


Street Survey
What is your worst nightmare?

MIKE:  As a kid I heard the story about the emperor who ordered new clothes and was scammed with no clothes at all. Stupid people cannot see your new beautiful clothes, said the scammers.

No one wants to acknowledge themselves as stupid so when the naked emperor passed, everybody said: Wow, look how beautiful clothes the emperor is wearing!

But he was naked!

And that is my every night nightmare since I was 7 and heard that story for the first time. I see myself walking around in the nude as the stupid emperor did.

How to survive on a desert island

Surviving manicurist is a caricature by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Alice has a good understanding for what's important in life


Street Survey
If you could take only 3 items onto an island with you, what would they be? 

ALICE: I would bring a book, my nail file and at last but not least, a lover.

There are different ways to wear an animal fur

Wearing dogs is a sketch by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Marion dressed up with some of her dogs


Street Survey
What is your favorite dog?

MARION:  My favorite dog is a Maltese. I like small dogs. They should be so small that I can hide them in my clothes. At home in my house, I have ten little dogs and right now I have five or six of them on me, right here, hidden in my clothes.

That's an early bird by force

Cecilia is hard asleep every morning
when her cuckoo clock alarms


Street Survey
Are you a night owl or an early bird?

CECILIA: I've got five alarm clocks running with five minutes delay. The first one goes off at 6 o’clock in the morning.
The last one goes of when I am sitting in my car driving to job, just to make sure I don’t fall asleep on the road.

No, I’m not an early bird by habit but by force.

She starts a new diet three times a day

Yo-yo dieting is a cartoon by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Joe-Ann is yo-yo dieting per day

Street Survey
Are you planning to start a diet?

JOE-ANN: Oh yes! It is my normal state. To constantly be on a new diet.

Every time I finished a good meal, I start a new diet, and I stick to it until I get hungry next time.

A Picasso for a chameleon

Picasso and a chameleon is a cartoon by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
The chameleon Chubby is close to bursting in front of a Picasso


Street Survey
How do you train your pet?

MARY-BETH:   Some people train their pets to obedience. I don't. I want my chameleon to develop his talents, and his best talent is his sense for colors.

Therefore I take Chubby to various art museums and let him study the colors from the best of the best artists. Chubby favors Rubens, the old artists have dusky and easily imitated color scales. Modern artists with plenty of contrasting colors in their pictures are difficult for Chubby.
 A Picasso gives Chubby a nervous breakdown.

Napoleon is his nickname

Nickname Napoleon is a caricature by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Napoleon or Mathias?


Street Survey
If you could be one person from history who would it be?

MATHIAS:  Ever since I was a little boy, I've looked like Napoleon. When we read about Napoleon in school my classmates discovered that I looked like Napoleon and I was immediately called Napoleon. As usual when you get a nickname you first get annoyed but pretty soon you get used to it and accept it.

Nowadays I feel a strong sense of community with the old Napoleon and sometimes I wonder if I'm not a reincarnation of him.

The real one


A jumping night mare

Jumping from a cliff is a cartoon by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Cindy, why are you trying to jump?


Street Survey
What is your worst night mare?

CINDY: I have a dream that constantly recurs: I'm standing high on a cliff and prepare myself to do a backwards jump like that from a trampoline.

Then I wake up terrified and soaking with sweat.

I do not know what the dream means, and I do not want to know.
My boyfriend says it is because I'm afraid of losing him!

I will never make that jump so there certainly is no reason to find out what it is about.

Thinking just confuses me

Thinking can be confusing is a caricature by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Albert in his thinking pose


Street Survey
Beef, Chicken, or Pork?

ALBERT:  I wouldn't know about that, it takes me some time to figure out.

My wife always says: Albert! Don’t think, you’ll just get confused

When is it time to change your dreams?

Change your dreams is a caricature portrait by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Marie in audition


Street Survey
What profession would you choose today if you could choose freely?

MARIE: I want to be a singer-songwriter. I participate in all types of idol competitions, but at each audition, so far, the judges have just laughed at me and asked me not to come back!

But this is my only dream, I can not live without a dream, so I continue stubbornly to believe in myself as a successful singer.

And one day, sometime, somehow ... and until this happens, it is OK to laugh at me!

Being powerful and humble

A huge pet elephant is a cartoon by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Peter is dreaming


Street Survey
If you would have a new pet what would it be and what would you call it?

PETER:  I like big animals. I would like a huge elephant. That would be cool and impressive. It would make me the coolest guy in the neighborhood.

And to not completely destroy my friends and to be a bit humble, I'd call him Mr. Small.



How to ask the right question

Unemployed is a cartoon by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Sandra becomes enraged


Street Survey
What are you going to do when you retire?

SANDRA: What kind of question is that?! I do not even know what I should retire from!

First of all, your job as a journalist must be loose. You should think about what you are gonna do when retiring, because that will be very soon!

Journalists are pest!


How a software bug can make success

The successful software bug is a caricature by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Jenny and James met because of computer malfunction


Street Survey
You are a couple. How did you meet?

JENNY: We were both looking for new relationships and members of different dating sites on the web. I was a member of the Tall People's Site, and James was a member of Small People's Site. So one day the computer went maniac and mixed datings between the two sites. James and I were set up of for a blind date. And that date surely was a surprise - for both of us - and at the same time it was our lucky day because we soon found out that we were a perfect match! Four months later we married and that's twelve years ago!


The Lonely Hearts Club lost a member

The Lonely Hearts Club lost a member. Cartoon by ArtMagenta
Daisy with her cat Ruben in the handbag



Street Survey
You are a couple. How did you meet?

DAISY: Pooh! How could you see that I have the cat Ruben with me in my handbag?!!

Well, since you have seen the cat I'll answer your question:

Ruben and I met seven years ago on a trip with the "Lonely Hearts Club". Ruben was stuck in a toilet and I saved him. He immediately fell in love with me and I with him, and since then we have never ever been apart.

And since that day I haven't visited the Lonely Hearts Club. I don't feel I belong anymore..



Be colorful and get happy

Colorful Stina by ArtMagenta

Street Survey
What makes you really really happy?

STINA: I like colors. So I dress in colorful fabrics and you get happy when you're colorful.
I expect that people appreciate my colorful look and maybe call me colorful Stina.

But that has NEVER happened.

But this will happen one day and then I will be really really happy.


How to make important decisions

Decision makers is a cartoon by artist and illustrator Artmagenta
Mona and her two teenage daughters Linn and Jessica

Street Survey
Who in your family makes the important decisions?

MOTHER MONA:   I've always spoiled my two daughters but when it comes to important decisions I always make them!

LINN:  If I had to wait for the mother to get ready to decide, nothing important would have happened in our lives. So I make all the important decisions!

JESSICA:   I always let mom or my sister think that they are the ones who make decisions, whereas in reality it is me who has influenced them to choose the right decision!




It can take hard work to be lazy

Lazy Lizy, caricature by ArtMagenta


Street Survey
Would you describe yourself as lazy or hardworking?

LIZA:  I was brought up to be a hardworking person. And so I am.

But - that does not work when I'm writing. I have got to have a lazy style to get the writing to flow. And to be that lazy is really a hard work for me.

When I am sucessful my friends call me Lazy-Liza.


Psychiatrists never dream

Psychiatrists never dream. Cartoon by ArtMagenta

Street Survey
What is your most common dream?

ANNA: As a psychiatrist, I am very aware of what different dreams mean and therefore a little scared to reveal myself.

So my answer must of course be: I never dream!



She smeared him with eggs and he fell in love with her

She smeared him with eggs and he fell in love with her. Cartoon by ArtMagenta
Florence and Fred
Street Survey
You are a couple. How did you meet?

FLORENCE: The moment I saw that guy I decided that he will be mine. I started up a plan where we should meet in the local grocery, a place I know he tends to visit once a day. I will carry a large bag loaded with eggs an as soon as he enters the shop I will crash into him, covering him with the eggs - smearing his suit.

After thousands of apologies i will offer him to come home with me so I can clean up his clothes. I live just a block away.

And from here (my appartment) I will start phase two of my plan, but this whole story will be more of a novell than a short story, so let's stop here and just confirm that it all worked out the way I planned and we married 8 months later.

And here we are. Still married, 40 years later!



The watchmaker who couldn't stop counting time

The watchmaker who couldn't stop counting time. Cartoon by ArtMagenta

Street Survey
You are a couple. How did you meet?

CURT:  I'm a retired watchmaker and time is very important.
We met exactly 31 years, 18 days, 2 hours and 33 minutes ago.
Never mind the seconds, I am retired.