Friday, January 31, 2014

Humor Chic News - THE GLOSS point of view by Carrie Murphy "Disney Princesses Drawn With Disabilities Emphasize Ableism In The Magic Kingdom"

Well, this is cool. I’m getting kind of weary of Disney princess reboots, but this, from disabled artist Alexsandro Palombo, might be one of the most worthwhile ones I’ve seen. Here’s Ariel, Belle, Jasmine and the whole beautiful-because-they’re-drawn-that-way gang—depicted as disabled.

There’s Snow White and Belle in a wheelchair, Cinderella missing part of her arm, Pocahontas on crutches and more. Palombo tells the HuffPo Uk that he was inspired to create depictions of disable Disney princesses because:

“Two years ago I had a rare form of cancer and after surgery to remove it some parts of my body are now paralysed. I am now a disabled person, and every day I have to deal with all forms of discrimination. Through this series I wanted to give visibility to this problem of strong discrimination directed to the persons with disabilities who live in our society.”

Awesome, right? And stirring, somehow, to see these classic characters depicted in a way you’d never expect. Kinda turns your notions on princesses upside down, no? Like the little girl who wants to see a disabled American Girl doll, it’s important that children see their favorite characters depicted in ways that resonate with their own experiences, whether that’s as a child of color, a physically-disabled child, or maybe even a child with a learning disability. Hell, it’s important that children see characters that are different than them, too, so they can learn that the world contains a vast diversity of people with different sizes, abilities, shapes, skin colors and more.

Disney isn’t too great at showing those different skin colors, as we know. Disney is one of the biggest media companies in the world, and continues to be the one of the largest influences on children (even despite the many other awesome and more inclusive forms of books and media that are now being produced for children). But aside from the continued discussion about Disney’s problem with people of color, I think that Palombo’s art brings up a number of other important questions about representation and discrimination.

Can we get a dyslexic Disney princess up in here? Or maybe a princess with Asperger’s Syndrome? (Although Asperger’s is commonly seen as a difference rather than a disability, as I understand it). Granted, I’m sure it will be a long long long long time until we see a Disney princess who is disabled or “different,” if we ever do.

Still, these continued re-imaginings of the characters show that people’s patience with Disney’s patented brand of white, able-bodied, thin, flawless femininity is growing thin. Maybe one day, perfect, aspirational fairy-tale characters will no longer be the norm and there will be a little less ableism in the Magic Kingdom.

Humor Chic Point of View - Disney’s New Princess – The Revolution

Almost all of us grew up listening to fairy tales, reading the stories of Red Riding Hood, Cinderella, Sleeping Beauty and watching Disney’s classic such as Little Mermaid, Rapunzel, Snow White and Aladdin. But not all of us could relate to these make believe characters, yes most girls may have dreamt of being the princess and boys wanted to be the strong evil fighting prince who gets the ‘perfect’ princess, yet imagine if you are born with a form of disability and reading, listening and watching figures that can’t identify with or aspire to be like.

Similar to any girl loved these stories but unlike my friends I knew they were not real or at least not part of my world. I failed to relate to any of them or even try to imitate them, maybe with the exception of one character, Ariel the Little Mermaid. I felt a slight connection with Ariel and that was because she did not have ‘legs’ which deemed her inappropriate choice for the prince, and the only way to marry him was to gain ‘legs’ through the exchange of her voice. Yet still she was not happy as she could not communicate with him or even sing, which was the reason of why he fell in love with her. In the end she manages to regain her voice and keep her new found legs. Disability in Disney limits and devalues you, at least that was the message I got, I never wanted to be a princess because how can I when I ‘lack’ the essential qualities; physical strength and ability.

I don’t want future generation thinking like me, I don’t want them to learn from childhood about prejudice, discrimination and limitation. I want or dream of children learning to defy obstacles, find figures that can give them hope and encouragement, see and read about people in similar situation. Alienating a child through these ‘perfect’ figures will create a person seeking acceptance with lack of confidence.

How wonderful would it be if Snow White was a wheelchair user who still managed to care for the seven dwarves and her personality made the prince marry her, not her appearance.  Imagine if Cinderella used prosthetic limb and that made it easier for the prince to find her shoe, or if Pocahontas used crutches and Jasmine was an amputee yet all got married and enjoyed a fulfilled life.

Integration is the path we should all seek to end discrimination, help end the alienation that many children with disability feel by simply sharing this post, show this picture to the children that you know, make them familiar with people of other ability. Disability is not something to protect your child from instead it should be taught and accepted by children and adults alike.

Humor Chic News - THE DAILY MIRROR "Disabled Disney princesses Snow White and Cinderella created by artist to challenge idea of 'perfect woman'"

Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo tackles beauty by re-imagining classic characters for a series of provocative artworks

An artist has challenged the portrayal of the 'perfect' woman by recreating Disney characters like Snow White and Cinderella with DISABILITIES.

Italian Alexsandro Palombo wants to reinforce the belief that beauty is in the eye of the beholder - and not in the power of the media.

In his work Disabled Disney Princesses, Ariel, Belle, from Beauty and the Beast, Mulan and Snow White are wheelchair-bound.

While Pocahontas, who walks with the aid of crutches, Princess Aurora, from Sleeping Beauty and Cinderella are redrawn as amputees.

Above the collection of the classic and well-loved characters is an inscription in the recognisable Disney font that reads: "Do you still like us?".

Palombo, who runs the website Humour Chic where he posts his artwork, wants his work to breakdown stereotypes of beauty.

Humor Chic News - R7 BRASIL "Para combater o preconceito, princesas da Disney são retratadas como deficientes físicas"

Ilustrador italiano criou imagens depois de ser humilhado por ter paralisia

"Você já viu uma princesa da Disney com deficiência? Com certeza não, pois isso não faz parte dos padrões Disney". 

É assim que o ilustrador italiano Alexsandro Palombo apresenta um de seus projetos. Nas imagens, as protagonistas dos filmes infantis aparecem com diferentes tipos de deficiência e criam o questionamento: "Do you still like us?" (Você ainda gosta de nós, em inglês)

Humor Chic News - INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS TIMES UK "Disabled Disney Princesses"

Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo challenges the stereotypical Disney vision of the ideal woman with these drawings of princesses with physical disabilities.

"Have you ever seen a disabled protagonist in a Disney movie?," Alexsandro asks on his blog. "You sure don't because disability doesn't match Disney's standards!"

Disability is a subject close to the artist's heart. He says: "Two years ago I had a rare form of cancer. The surgery to remove it left some parts of my body paralysed. I am now a disabled person, and I have to deal with all forms of discrimination every day.

I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects many people all over the world. It's a message against discrimination, a message to redefine standards of beauty."

Alexsandro says that if Disney featured a disabled character positively, it could change the way children look at disability.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Humor Chic VIDEO NEWS - TheDailyBuzz "Disabled Disney Princesses" by aleXsandro Palombo

Humor Chic News - CORRIERE DELLA SERA "Le principesse disabili"

L'artista aleXsandro Palombo ha denunciato la discriminazione nei cofronti dei disabili ridisegnando e reinterpretando le principesse della Disney

Humor Chic News - ANSA Italian News Agency "Principesse Disney disabili con Palombo"

Artista in lotta contro tabù, bellezza non è perfezione

(ANSA) - MILANO, 29 GEN - "Ti piacciamo ancora?" chiedono Biancaneve, Ariel e Belle dalla sedia a rotelle, in un'illustrazione di AleXsandro Palombo, pubblicata sul blog humorchic per "lottare contro i tabù, perché la bellezza - spiega - non è essere una principessa, per un bambino disabile deve essere terrificante vedere un cartone Disney".
"Se Disney prendesse posizione sarebbe un evento storico perché - dice - influirebbe sull'immaginario globale dei bambini ed è attraverso i loro occhi che si cambia il mondo".


Humor Chic News - HUFFINGTON POST FRANCE "Princesses Disney: Contre la discrimination, aleXsandro Palombo dessine de fausses princesses handicapées"

HANDICAP - Il était une fois un prince borgne mais néanmoins charmant qui voulait épouser une princesse manchot et partir en voyage de noces en fauteuil roulant. Ce n'est certainement pas le conte que vous raconterez à vos enfants ce soir. Dommage.

Dans une série d'images publiées sur son blog, l'artiste italien Alexsandro Palombo questionne la représentation du handicap dans les dessins animés pour enfants. Il dénonce notamment l'absence de personnages handicapés dans les films Disney.
"Avez-vous déjà vu un personnage handicapé dans un film de Disney ?", interroge-t-il avant d'apporter sa réponse: "Bien sûr que non, parce que le handicap ne correspond pas aux standards de Disney !".

Lire aussi : BLOG - L'accueil de la différence: dépasser l'indifférence

"Il y a deux ans, j'ai eu une forme rare de cancer et après la chirurgie pour enlever certaines parties de mon corps paralysées, je suis maintenant une personne handicapée. Et chaque jour je dois faire face à toutes formes formes de discrimination ". « Grâce à cette série, je voulais donner de la visibilité à ce problème de discrimination".

Pour mémoire et dans un autre style, Alexsandro Palombo est aussi l'auteur de la série d'images montrant Marge Simpson en en femme fatale.

Humor Chic News - HUFFINGTON POST US "Disney Princesses With Disabilities Redefine 'Standards Of Beauty'"

"There is a very sad laugh hiding in those artworks," says artist aleXsandro Palombo, who has created a powerful series imagining Disney princesses with disabilities.
In a few attention-grabbing works shown here, two of Disney's most prominent characters, Cinderella and Snow White, use a wheelchair, while Pocahontas and Jasmine deal with their own circumstance.
"I have decided to portray disabled Disney's characters because they never create a disabled character and I think that they should consider that there are so many disabled people in the planet, it's a fact," he wrote to The Huffington Post.
"Two years ago I had a rare form of cancer and some parts of my body are now paralyzed after surgery to remove it," the Italy-based Palombo continued. "I am now a disabled person, and every day I have to deal with all forms of discrimination and humiliation. Through this series I wanted to give visibility to this problem."
"I think that disabled people doesn't [sic] match Disney's standards of beauty so my message is very simple: Disabled people have rights and are part of the world."

Tuesday, January 28, 2014

Humor Chic News - NYDAILYNEWS "Experts applaud artist’s disabled Disney princess series"

Italian artist Alexsandro Palombo is speaking out about the lack of amputees and disabled characters in pop culture with his latest series, portraying Disney princesses in wheelchairs or with missing limbs. Advocates say the message is much-needed.

From Snow White in a wheelchair to Pocahontas limping on crutches with only one leg, they’re Disney princesses like you’ve never seen them before.
Outspoken artist and fashion critic Alexsandro Palombo’s latest piece portrays the cartoon beauties as disabled women, a stark contrast from the Disney classics.
“I wanted to give visibility to a problem that affects a great amount of people in the world,” Palombo, 40, told the Daily News.

The Milan-based artist poses the question, “Do you still like us?” next to his series of reimagined princesses, some being carted in their wheelchairs by Prince Charmings, others posing alone as double amputees.
“Have you ever seen a disabled protagonist in a Disney movie?” he asks on his blog, Humor Chic. “You sure don’t because disability doesn’t match Disney standards!”

Experts say the artist’s campaign is much-needed.
“One out of every five Americans has a disability of some kind,” Carol Glazer, president of the National Disabilities Organization, told the Daily News.
“So when you portray popular iconic figures, like Disney princesses, without any of them having disabilities, you’re cutting out 20% of the population.”
Glazer applauds TV shows like “Push Girls” and “Glee,” which put stars who use wheelchairs in the spotlight, and slammed the suggestion the shows are exploitative.

“People who call that insensitive are not really seeing the whole picture of disability,” she said. “All you’re saying is that there’s a broad range of people in this world. And that’s an important message.”
Susan Stout, interim president and CEO of the Amputee Coalition, said she would love to see one of Palombo’s princesses on the big screen.
“We want everyone to know it is possible to live well with limb loss,” she told the Daily News. “A Disney Princess would help raise awareness and, in turn, acceptance of limb loss.”

Palombo, known for scandalous sketches of fashion bigs like Anna Wintour and Karl Lagerfeld, explained he launched the campaign to speak out against his own discrimination as an amputee.
“Two years ago I had a rare form of cancer and I had to have it removed,” he said. “After the surgery, my upper limb and half lower limb on the left side are paralyzed.”

His earlier works feature Wintour clutching a butcher’s knife and a bunny’s head, wearing a blood-strained apron that says, “I love rabbit” — a dig at the angora-obsessed fashion industry. Another paints style star Victoria Beckham as a bikini-clad skeleton with an “Anorexic Fashion Icon” sash.

Humor Chic News - DAILYMAIL "Snow White in a wheelchair and Pocahontas on crutches: Artist reimagines Disney Princesses as disabled to highlight social exclusion"

An artist has challenged Disney's portrayal of the 'ideal' woman by reimagining some classic princess characters as disabled.
In Alexsandro Palombo's Disabled Disney Princesses, Pocahontas walks with crutches, Snow White is wheelchair-bound and Cinderella is missing an arm, promoting the message that beauty comes in all forms.
The Italian artist told the Huffington Post he was inspired to create the series after a bout with cancer left parts of his body paralyzed. 'Every day I have to deal with all forms of discrimination,' he said.
'Through this series I wanted to give visibility to this problem of strong discrimination directed to the persons with disabilities who live in our society.'
While Mr Palombo's version of Sleeping Beauty is missing part of an arm, his Mulan is bound to a wheelchair with both arms and one foot missing.
In one of his illustrations, all of the princesses are pictured together, and a banner at the top of the image, written in the signature Disney script, reads: 'Do you still like us?'
Another similar drawing bears the words: 'Which Disney Princess are you?'
The images are intended to challenge conventional perception of beauty, as well as give young girls who may be disabled themselves real role models to look up to.
He also said that creating a disabled Disney Princess would provide an opportunity for parents to talk to their children about disability.
In one image, Cinderella - who puts on a glass slipper in the original tale - is fitted with a prosthetic leg instead. In another, Prince Charming pushes Snow White in her wheelchair.

Still, many agreed that his illustrations are a positive step towards challenging the conventional notion of beauty that Disney commonly adheres to.While many have praised Mr Palombo for breaking down stereotypes, others have questioned why he has depicted only specific types of disability, leaving out facial deformities and other cases that should be addressed.

This is not the first time Disney has been criticized for a lack of character diversity.
Last year, the company was slammed for giving Brave's Merida - known for her wild hair and fuller figure - a makeover that saw her slimmed down and made more stereotypically pretty.
And in June, a mother named Ashley Martin launched a petition asking Disney to create a disabled princess for her daughter to look up to.
'Every little girl dreams about being a princess. To a girl with a disability, the popular Disney princesses are another reminder of how society sees beauty,' she wrote on the website.
'Creating a disabled princess will help not only a disabled girls self esteem but will encourage society to look outside their "beauty" box.'

Humor Chic News - HUFFINGTONPOST UK "Disabled Disney Princess Illustrations Are A Stark Reminder Of Discrimination In Society"

Disney Princesses have long been held up as a blueprint for little girls to aspire to.

And while their quest to find the man of their dreams (in most cases) has been criticised by feminists far and wide, one artist claims there is another shortcoming of Disney's creations - one that is seldom discussed.

"Have you ever seen a disabled protagonist in a Disney movie?," Alexsandro Palombo asks on his blog, before swiftly answering his own question: "You sure don't because disability doesn't match Disney's standards!"
Through his work, 'Disabled Disney Princesses', the artist raises previously unasked (and unanswered) questions: would the princesses enjoy the same lifestyle if their bodies were different? Would the films be as popular?

Speaking to HuffPost UK Lifestyle, Alexsandro reveals the issue of disability and social exclusion is close to his heart:

"Two years ago I had a rare form of cancer and after surgery to remove it some parts of my body are now paralysed. I am now a disabled person, and every day I have to deal with all forms of discrimination," he told HuffPost UK Lifestyle.

"Through this series I wanted to give visibility to this problem of strong discrimination directed to the persons with disabilities who live in our society."

The striking illustrations really hit home and serve as a sobering reminder - for both children and adults - of social discrimination of people with disabilities.

What do you think of the project? Let us know in the comments below.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Humor Chic Equal Rights - Disabled Disney Princesses "Which Disney Princess are you?" by aleXsandro Palombo

Artist aleXsandro Palombo imagines Disabled Disney Princesses

Have you ever seen a disabled protagonist in a Disney movie?

 You sure don't because disability doesn't match 
Disney' standards!

Which Disney Princess are you?

Snow White and Prince Charming, Cinderella, Mulan, Jasmine, Pocahontas, Belle, Aurora The sleeping beauty, 
Tiana and Ariel The Little Mermaid


 Snow White and Prince Charming

 Snow White


Snow White and Prince Charming

Which Disney Princess are you?

Snow White 






 Aurora The sleeping beauty


Ariel The Little Marmaid

Friday, January 17, 2014

Humor Chic News - LE HUFFINGTON POST France "Marge Simpson transformée en femme fatale par aleXsandro Palombo"

ART - Marge Simpson semble être devenue la muse incontestée de l'artiste italien AleXsandro Palombo. 

Après avoir affublé le discret personnage des robes légendaires de l'histoire de la mode, l'illustrateur est passé au niveau supérieur pour célébrer les 25 ans de la célèbre série.

Inspiré par le travail du photographe allemand Helmut Newton, AleXsandro Palombo a décidé d'exploiter le potentiel sexy de la femme d'Homer en la faisant poser dans des attitudes suggestives et vêtue (ou non) de tenues en latex. 
Résultat: loin de sa robe verte et de ses perles, Marge se transforme en femme fatale.

L'artiste a également travaillé avec le personnage d'Homer, en l'éloignant de son image tradionnelle de mangeur de beignets.

Humor Chic News - INSTYLE Greece "Οι Simpsons συναντούν τον Helmut Newton στο ημερολόγιο για το 2014 του aleXsandro Palombo"

Γνωστός για τα σατυρικά Simpsons illustrations του που αντλούν τις εμπνεύσεις τους από το χώρο της μόδας, οAleXsandro Palombo εξέδωσε το ημερολόγιο του 2014, που αυτή τη φορά μας ταξιδεύει με όχημα το χιούμορ στο γεμάτο ερωτισμό, κόσμο του Helmut Newton.
Ο Ιταλός illustrator επιστράτευσε τη Marge και τον Homer Simpson, οι οποίοι μιμούνται πόζες μοντέλων από διάσημες λήψεις του φωτογράφου που έφυγε από τη ζωή το 2004.
Η έκδοση περιλαμβάνει συνολικά 17 εικονογραφήσεις, κάθε μία από τις οποίες αντιστοιχεί σε έναν από τους 12 μήνες, με τις υπόλοιπες 5 να κοσμούν τα 4 διαφορετικά εξώφυλλα το ημερολογίου και το οπισθόφυλλο.

Friday, January 10, 2014


Naughty and naked: The Simpsons strip off Eat my shorts ... the Simpsons have stripped off for a racy calendar. Alexsandro Palombo's satirical drawings are good for a laugh, but do they miss the point of the show?

by Jonathan Jones

Have you ever had erotic fantasies about Marge Simpson? If so, you may be a cartoon character. Bartender Moe used to be obsessed with Homer's wife. She has also drawn the unwelcome attentions of Mr Burns. And let's not forget her romance with a French bowling instructor.

Anyway, Simpsons fans, prepare to be thrilled, shocked or profoundly embarrassed. Because for all you Moes out there, here's a flamin' Marge. Italian comic artist Alexsandro Palombo, who is well known in the fashion world, apparently, for his satirical depictions of haute couture, has created a 2014 calendar full of extravagant images of Marge – and Homer – posing in sadomasochist gear in the high-fashion style of the photographer Helmut Newton. So you always wanted to see Springfield's suburban icon in a black leather number slit to the thigh? Or naked with big bazoomas? Get a loada this, playdudes.

But the decadent vibe is not just about men ogling women; Palombo has Homer posing as a Newtonian reprobate wearing scarlet high heels. It's all very sophisticated. Palombo has also drawn Marge as Kate Moss in her recent photoshoot for Playboy's 60th anniversary. Relentless, he has depicted her in 100 iconic dresses of the modern world, from Madonna in Jean Paul Gaultier's notorious cone bra to Geri Halliwell in the union flag dress.

This is where it gets a bit redundant. Palombo portrays Marge wearing a pink Chanel suit modelled on one worn in the 1960s by Jackie Kennedy. In fact, a whole episode of The Simpsons turns on Marge – who shares Kennedy's pre-marriage name, Bouvier – buying a very similar Chanel suit in an outlet sale, then having to rework it on her sewing machine to pretend to a rich friend that she really is part of the elite. In the end, of course, she realises the futility of such pretences. The trouble with making jokes about The Simpsons is that the best writers in the TV business have been doing that for a long time in the scripts of the show itself.

Sex has never been off-limits for The Simpsons, either. Quite apart from their occasional affairs or visits to bordellos, Marge and Homer regularly "snuggle". They are not timid about sexual fantasy, either. Marge didn't mind Homer losing his snowplough business, as long as he occasionally puts on the Mr Plow costume in the bedroom. Palombo, it seems, is a bit late when it comes to sexing up Springfield's hottest couple.

Palombo has a lot of fun but misses the real humour of The Simpsons at its best: the humanity and warmth, the delight in the ridiculous. That name again is Mr Plow.

Sunday, January 05, 2014

Humor Chic Animal Rights - WARNING!! VOGUE Editrix Anna Wintour "I LOVE RABBIT" by aleXsandro Palombo

 VOGUE Editrix Anna Wintour...  
a huge fan of “Fur

The Agony of the Angora Rabbit Fur Industry

PETA's undercover investigation 
reveals inhumane practices

Workers violently tear the fur out of rabbits’ skin as the animals scream in pain. Rabbits who are sheared have their feet tightly tethered and are suspended in the air or stretched across boards. The sharp cutting tools inevitably wound them as they struggle desperately to escape. After they have been plucked bald, the rabbits lie motionless inside their tiny, filthy cages, stunned and in shock. Rabbits endure this terrifying and barbaric ordeal every three months. After two to five years, rabbits who have survived this repeated abuse will be gathered up and slaughtered.

by aleXsabdro Palombo

Humor Chic News - Jyllands Posten "Italiensk kunster skildrer en helt ny og anderledes side af Simpsons"

Så sexet har du aldrig set gul familie
AF Uffe Christensen

Italiensk kunster skildrer en helt ny og anderledes side af Simpsons.

"Når jeg sætter blyanten på papiret, så ved jeg, hvor jeg begynder, men aldrig hvor jeg ender".

Det siger den 40-årige italienske kunstner og designer Alexsandro Palombo til Jyllands-Posten efter at han har skabt og publiceret en længere serie, der viser figurerne i Matt Groenings populære tegnede amerikanske satire-serie The Simpsons i en række situationer, som man bestemt ikke har set dem i før.

Hvor blyanten befandt sig, da han begyndte, det er ikke til at vide, men hvor den slap papiret igen, det er tydeligt:

Vi oplever blandt andet Marge liggende vridende på en sofa iført sort lingeri og en Homer, der har meget svært ved at holde hænderne for sig selv..

En hån mod kvindeligheden

Alexsandro Palombo fortæller, at han de seneste 15 år har fulgt serien meget tæt, at han holder meget af den, men at han f.eks. finder det ubærligt, at Marge Simpson i serien stadig bærer den samme grønne kjole, som i det første afsnit af serien og at hun stadig er hjemmegående husmor.

"Dette er en hån mod alle kvinder og deres kvindelighed. Vigtigt at huske, at kvinden også har sin kvindelighed, sin sensualitet og sin skønhed". siger kunstneren og tilføjer:

"Med min kunstneriske gestus til Marge har jeg ønsket at befri hende fra denne sexistiske stereotyp. Tid til at ændre Simpsons."

 Kunstneren Ole Ahlberg portrætterede i 2009 puritanske Tintin i nogle ganske andre situationer en vi er vant til at se ham i. Foto: Ole Ahlberg
Kunstneren Ole Ahlberg portrætterede i 2009 puritanske Tintin i nogle ganske andre situationer en vi er vant til at se ham i. Foto: Ole Ahlberg
Ligesom den danske kunstner Ole Ahlberg i 2009 skildrede Hergé's Tintin i en helt ny rolle som kvindebedårer, har Alexsandro Palombo skabt et helt nyt og anderledes univers omkring Simpsons.
Spørgsmålet om, hvad seriens amerikanske skaber siger til italienerens bearbejdning - og hvordan man forholder sig til ophavsretten - er nærliggende, men det er der - i følge kunstneren - intet problem i:

Et kunstværk

"Jeg har udødeliggjort Simpsons i et kunstværk på nøjagtig samme måde, som du gør med mennesker på et maleri. Jeg synes faktisk, at tegneseriefigurerne er mere menneskelige end mennesker. Mine værker er nutidskunst, min vision og en anerkendelse. Det skal du ikke have tilladelse til," siger Alexsandro Palombo til Jyllands-Posten.

På spørgsmålet om, hvad hans budskab med de anderledes skildringer af Marge og Homer Simpson, svarer han:

Den originale Simpsons familie med Marge i den enkle grønne kjole hun har båret siden seriens start.
Den originale Simpsons familie med Marge i den enkle grønne kjole hun har båret siden seriens start.
"Min intention er at sende et budskab om frigørelse og frihed. I min serie krænger Marge sit husmor-tøj af og forvandles til en sexet kvinde. Det handler om kroppens skønhed, om sensualitet, erotik og voyerisme."

Underholdende satire

Alexsandro Palombo siger, at det er også er hans intention både at underholde og lave satire på samme tid.

"Mine værker er som et spejl - mit kulturelle udtryk - af det samfund, der omgiver os. Jeg har udviklet mit eget kunstneriske sprog i hvilket jeg blander farve, humor og satire med realisme og surrealisme. På den måde forsøger jeg på samme tid at underholde og få folk til at reflektere."

Tidligere har Alexsandro Palombo i øvrigt med afsæt i sin dybe indsigt i modeverdenen skabt en større serie af Marge Simpson iført en række berømte kjoler.

Blandt disse også Marilyn Monroes berømte kjole fra filmen "Den søde Kløe" (1955)