Shall It Go as Funtik Predicts?
In his style of drawing the pig, Yolkin’s trying to bring to mind Piglet from the classic Sov multifilm, Vinni Pukh (that’s the Russian version of Winnie the Pooh… very different and MUCH better). In the cartoon, Piglet has two balloons for Vinni to choose… as we see here. It’s a piece of Russian “visual culture”.
A tame boar named Funtik, who’s a favourite in the fan area of the UEFA Euro-2012 championship, makes predictions on matches. He indicates his predictions using corn on the cob, his absolutely favourite food.
15 June 2012