Barbapapa family – meet the barbagardons

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Family illustrations, Fantasy league, Illustrations, Other family portraits


I’ve always loved Barbapapa – and my kids have taken the bait big time – which is great, as it’s very imaginative and also it’s in FRENCH, which is forcing these blighty bilingual little buggers to practice la langue de mon pays.

barbapapa_d_01 (1) This was born when we came up with my dad as Barbajean, then I had to do everyone.  Here’s a pic of papa Jean (pronounced John more than Jeeeen, French-style) so you can see how absolutely his essence is captured in here…  as well as me and my mum, my niece Jeanne and my daughter….

You can get your very own barbapapa inspired portrait from my Etsy shop karuskicolours!




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Karuski is the nom de pencil for me, Katherine Mengardon - I am a fan of all things 1960s, CAKES, obscure indie pop bands, children illustrations, bad puns and cats. Any spare time goes towards baking mad cakes, drawing families and catified musicians. Find me here too:

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