"Quand je serais grand, je serais Americain et j'aurais une moto." (When I'm big, I'm gonna be an American biker!) —Marseilles, circa 1946
Sunday, April 25, 2010
Patrick "Tex" Texier: Mon Enfance
Not all of the members of the Hale Street Gang hail from Vermont. Our cartoonist-in-residence was born in the hamlet of Continvoir, in the Loire Valley. I suppose this is what fashionable two-year-olds wore in postwar France. Patrick tells me he loved going to cafés in Paris with his grandmother and drinking a Diablo Menthe (sparkling lemonade and mint syrup). It was served with a real straw—the kind you find on the threshing-room floor.