THE BIRDY BUILDER
Le Cat is a tough guy. He’s even an athlete (he plays golf, destroys his opponents in races …), and over 30 years his cartoons have shown his physical prowess time and time again.
I worry that I’m a burden on him. I hope he never lets us go.
But great sportspeople can be fragile, and the tiniest thing can destroy their chance of winning an Olympic final.
Here, Le Cat is lifting a heavy weight, and then, suddenly, the unexpected happens … a bird lands on one of the weights, the bodybuilding machine jams, and the great athlete loses his balance.
It’s like if a pigeon shits in the eye of the greatest footballer in the world, just as he’s about to take a championship penalty. The greatest sportspeople understand the grain of dust that can destroy their careers.