In the early history of Tinet’s life on the Internet, I was using “western” style, vertical piggy smilies:
>:(:) — >:(:)) — >:(:)( — >:(:)p
But at some point I found a much wider range of expression in “eastern” style, horizontal piggy smilies …
V`(oo)´V — stoic
V^(oo)^V — cheerful
V´(oo)`V — sad
V>(oo)<V — upset
V>(oo)<#V — wroth
V^(oo)^;V — embarrassed
V;(oo);V — crying
VT(oo)TV — bawling
V°(oo)°V — astonished
V*(oo)*V — dazzled
I’ve been working on this comic for fifteen years, and it’s really quite disturbing that it will soon be finished.
It’s been out for a little while already, but the site is only now finally presentable, so I can link to it.
I made the graphic design of this book in collaboration with the author/publisher Quentin Duclos and associates. It’s a hilarious and insane work, hard to describe with words. If you can read French, check it out. If you’re in Berlin you can browse and buy it at Le Petit Mignon (Flughafenstr. 38, Neukölln).
I also designed the website of the publishing company.