Ouahou! (or Cyrano in space) for Marcopol

DAZ|Studio Illustration posted on Feb 18, 2022
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A little obscure whimsy, which I dedicate to my friend Marcopol who is a master of such things! Many people know Cyrano de Bergerac from the famous play by Edmond Rostand (and its later movie adaptations). What fewer people know is that the fictitious character was loosely based on a real person, Savinien de Cyrano de Bergerac, who lays claim to being the first Science Fiction novelist. His satirical novel "L’Autre monde ou les états et empires de la Lune", published posthumously in 1659 ( often referred to as "Voyage to the Moon " in English) tells the story of an eponymous hero who attempts to travel to the moon. After several failures, he is accidentally launched into space while trying to rescue his winged flying machine from a bonfire. He's just about to pull it form the pyre, when the numerous firecrackers that have been attached to it to ensure its destruction go off, launching it (and him) vertically into the air....

Comments (12)


gaius 11:08AM | Fri, 18 February 2022

The best image of the week (or more...) ; it's extremely well composed, rendered...a BIG bravo. But, but, as a Frenchman I'm vexed because I didn't know the real story of Cyrano de Bergerac...


brain1969 1:39PM | Fri, 18 February 2022

awesome idea and render


Davidvantol 1:53PM | Fri, 18 February 2022

Outstanding composition !


eekdog 2:33PM | Fri, 18 February 2022

Looks like a time machine.


Darkglass 3:42PM | Fri, 18 February 2022

Very cool....clever and creative image nicely executed..!!


RodS 4:39PM | Fri, 18 February 2022

So it appears he was way ahead of the Falcon 9... 😉 I think I've seen bits and pieces of that old film.

You really did a fantastic job on this, Joe. Well done!


CoolDimension 7:04PM | Fri, 18 February 2022

Amazing posing and expressions! Great scene!


paul_gormley 8:54PM | Fri, 18 February 2022

I think he is about to pre-empt Newton's first observation on gravity, a really interesting image and a delightful background story to go with it


dragongirl 3:35AM | Sat, 19 February 2022

A novelist! Who knew? No wonder he has the reputation of having the words that others need.


jdwtrxk Online Now! 8:58AM | Sat, 19 February 2022

Very interesting and fun. Well composed!


UteBigSmile 4:08PM | Sat, 19 February 2022

Now I know why he looks so shocked, because he must have seen my psycho bear!😊

JoeJarrah 5:20PM | Sat, 19 February 2022



jmattatall 10:41PM | Mon, 21 February 2022

very cool

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