This is a series of 4 drawings I made for a theatre play which was written and staged by a friend of mine, Christian Serrau.
Kappa, an architect, is an introverted and lonely man who lives most of his life inside his house, incapable of facing the outside world. His only company is a goldfish, constant centre of the scene. During the act, Kappa receives the visit of few people to which he tells stories. He wants to give the impression of an intrepid man, always involved in amazing and dangerous adventures. To back up his stories, he starts mutilating his own body. So to save a kid he had lost his fingers, his leg got severe injuries while on a scientific mission in the ocean, and so on. The story reaches its peak with Kappa’ s suicide, drowning in the little fish tank.
These were my first illustrations based on somebody else’ s idea. My purpose was to transmit the morbid atmosphere of the play through simple and repetitive images; focusing on the mutilation that marked the beginning of each act, while giving a hint of the following story creating a little situation inside the fish tank.