A Launching with a Sheep under the Sheets
Stretched out in bed and accompanied by the sheep Beelorzia and surrounded by some of his friends, journalists and lookers-on as well as by many Kukuxumusu fans…this is how Mikel Urmeneta launched his new book “La creatividad supera la fricción”. A week inside the head of Kukuxumusu”. The event took place in the hotel Puerta del Camino within the program Club Navarra Puerta de Europa.
Beelorzia was in charge of making the presentation of the book with a humorous speech. In front of the attentive look of Urmeneta – naked for the occasion and just covered by a bedsheet – the sheep revealed that “La creatividad supera la fricción” is the perfect book to “cheer oneself up in these times of desolation” and speaking to the gathering she expressed her conviction that the book “will help bring out all the fantasy and imagination that lie hidden within us and use it to make us feel happier”.
The sheep shared some of her own reflections with the public about the value of the book such as seeing it “as a gift against the gray days and the mediocre people”, and which “displays drawings which are about current affairs and with a knife in the mouth, but without losing one’s sense of humor ” or, paraphrasing what Pablo Carbonell said, “that it is a book of drawings which can be read like a novel”. In addition, she wished to express her gratitude for the good work of Txema Sanz, the leading drawer at Kukuxumusu, and the author of most of the drawings in the book and also for the work of César Garralda, the person responsible for the design of the book and another of the drawers of the company.
After the presentation, Mikel replied to several questions from the public and he also signed copies to all those in attendance who enjoyed themselves by queuing up before the bed which contained the two characters – Mikel and the sheep, Beelorzia during the whole presentation.
Published by Planeta, “La creatividad supera la fricción” contains some 168 of the best-known Kukuxumusu drawings as well as a hilarious review made by Mikel Urmeneta of many of the problems, habits and contradictions of the human being within our current society.
Recommended for adult readers, the book can now be purchased at a Price of 16,90 euros in bookstores, the Kukuxumusu stores in Pamplona as well as at the Kukuxumusu Online Shop.