The artist publishes a fake book by Ladybird Peter and Jane about the Covid-19 crisis in which a family doused their garden with bleach – and it is touted as becoming a Christmas bestseller
- UK-based artist Miriam Elia has published a fun new book We Do Coronavirus
- She became famous for her funny parody of the Ladybird Peter and Jane book series
- In the new book, people dip gardens in bleach and are skeptical of scientists
- Waterstones has ordered 8,000 copies, which likely makes it a Christmas bestseller
An artist is about to publish a fun parody book by Ladybird Peter and Jane about the Covid-19 crisis that should be at the top of the Christmas bestseller lists.
Miriam Elia, a UK-based visual artist, discusses the coronavirus pandemic and lockdown in her new book We Do Coronavirus, out November 5th.
The ironic title features Miriam's characters trying to fight the virus in extreme ways by dousing their gardens with bleach and taping their grandmother's houses with tape for hazardous materials.
The book, set to be published by Dung Beetle Books, is set to become one of this year's Christmas bestsellers after Waterstones ordered 8,000 copies, the Guardian reported.
Miriam Elia, an artist from the UK, has created a parody of Ladybirds Peter and Jane's books entitled We Do Coronavirus, which is set to become a best seller this Christmas
In the book, Mummy, Susan, and John go shopping in the grocery store looking for lemongrass
The three main characters in the book are called Mummy, John, and Susan and are becoming more skeptical of scientific advice as the pandemic progresses.
Known only as "Mummy", the character also has an affair with the country's top epidemiologist – a nod to Neil Ferguson, a former government adviser on coronavirus who was forced to quit in May after his extramarital affair was uncovered.
Miriam said she created the book while at Lockdown because she needed something to keep her occupied.
She explained, "I made the book because I am an artist and I react to everything that happens around me, and this is so traumatic that it just feels natural."
She added, "I've always had the theory that if you're limited in any way it can be a very creative process, because when you can't do things, you have to be more resourceful."
We Do Coronavirus is extremely critical of the way the coronavirus pandemic has been treated in the UK and in the book homeless people have to die because they cannot make contactless payments.
The artist said she was inspired to create the hilarious parody book during the Covid-19 crisis (picture)
The book makes fun of the baking craze that took over the world during the first lockdown, as well as the morbid daily number of deaths
In a fancy illustration, the mother announces that she has just bleached the garden and that bleach & # 39; our friend & # 39; is.
Elia has stayed true to the style of the Jane and Peter offerings from the 1950s to underscore the absurdity of some of the coronavirus panic she shows in the book.
She mimics a similar style to the original Ladybird books by making a collage and then adding watercolor.
The artist also stated that she is looking at the 1950s style because of the contrast between postwar optimism felt with the doom and darkness of 2020.
Adding that she thought the sharp comparison helped shed light on the absurdity of some of the limitations, she said, "You can't meet Grandma, but you can meet your friends at the pub or go fox hunting for a day go." It didn't make sense. "
The artist gained fame in 2014 when she first forged the Ladybird books with a version called We Go the Gallery, a satirical book that introduces children to conceptual art.
In the parody, a family visited an art gallery and commented on the artwork on display. Mummy gave sarcastic answers to her children's questions and observations.
Miriam published her first ladybug parody in 2014, "We Go to the Gallery," in which a family comments on conceptual modern art
In the 1950s, Miriam inspired illustrative illustrations on conceptual arts and their reception by the public
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