The butler told me that yesterday at Düsseldorf he also saw Transplant by Otto Dix. The print reminded me of Italian comic artist Liberatore‘s Frankensteinesque vision RanXerox, , , one of the most neglected comic book series of the 21st century.
To my surprise — I know that Liberatore has not made an album since 1996, not counting Femmes which has no story — I stumbled on Lucy, l’espoir a 2007 graphic novel illustrated by Liberatore, many times called the Michelangelo of comic art, but probably more kin to Goltzius (compare the depiction of exaggerated muscle mass in,  and )
On the cover of Lucy, l’espoir’ (En: Lucy, the hope) is an ape mother holding a baby and looking skywards to the moon on a clear night. On a second plate, one ape fights another and they both seem to fall off a cliff. The ape on the cover is Lucy, an Australopithecus afarensis specimen discovered 1974, at one time considered the missing link.