Once more we have to face conservative United Kingdom and wacky Britons. Just Cyriak (yes, that’s a person’s name) is famous for his weird but appealing humor and unique sense of the world. In some places he’s better known as Mutated Monty (his works are really similar to Monty Python animation). Mutants, space, aliens, cows, destruction, deformation, transformation, her majesty Queen Elizabeth II and other notabilities jumble in animator’s head (or subconsciousness, or hell knows where) and turn into a psychedelic cocktail with a cherry of lunacy for a pleasure or disgust. And again I wouldn’t be myself at all if I wouldn’t provide you with a delight to see this.
Those who are interested in freaky yet artistic internet humor and spend more time surfing the Internet than sleeping, probably saw at least one work of this animator. Once I was also astonished as I heard that most of the so called “gif” animations I’ve seen and admired belong to a single person. Later on I realized I was just blind not noticing this at first sight.
Illustration and comics make a smaller part of Cyriak’s artistic work. From now on I’ll share some drawings of his with you and later I’ll present Cyriak’s animation which made him famous.
The main figures of the comics are antecedents considered by Great Britain, TV stars, politicians and other persons usually seen on magazine covers or newspapers’ coverage. This is like a rebel of the young British generation against the conservative 1960s thinking which is typical to their parents and grandparents. As 1960s are gone, those persons are perceived as old and toothless and that’s why they’re seen as quite hilarious.
In fact, this war of generations ceased to exist a long time ago, just after 60s when British conservatism started to be a laughingstock for the young. What we see now may be compared to the last dance on almost rotten bones. It’s kind of creepy when you start imagining what’s next. Even today I often get confused whether to laugh or not after seeing something new from the royal island. However, I love the fact that it is able to twist my mind every time.
Another field which Cyriak kicks is pop culture and all celebrities. On the other hand, the Internet also no longer belongs to the underground as it used to some time ago. Cyriak himself was already presented by BBC as one more talent discovered on the Internet and he also worked with Coca-Cola’s advertisements.