British artist and comedian Miriam Elia is in trouble with Penguin Books after publishing an explicit — but absolutely dead on and hilarious — spoof of modern art in the form of a Penguin’s children’s Ladybird book. Elia says Penguin’s been kind about it and has tried to negotiate but has to keep its trademark rights. I do understand that and I’m not blaming them, but it’s really too bad because the thing is great. It’s called We Go To The Gallery, and has little Peter and Jane being taken to someplace like the Tate Gallery by Mummy to learn all about modern art and its vision of the world.  Here are a couple of panels — as I say, Not Suitable For Work:

01 - lx5nNJB 03 - YxmNf2A 10 - 3CJogk9Oh dear, indeed. Wish there was more sanity like this around. You can see the whole thing here.

I’ve never heard of Miriam Ella before but I’ll be on the lookout for her now. She’s apparently got a new comedy show on BBC Radio 4 called “A Series of Psychotic Episodes.”

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Cross-posted at PJ Lifestyle