The spaceflight by Guy Laliberté, the well known Quebec businessman and founder of Cirque du Soleil, was an ideal subject for the artist to tackle in a cartoon rendition of the adventure.
The drawing shows Guy Laliberté in astronaut gear alongside the Little Prince, on the Little Prince’s very own planet. The reference is deliberate: the one and only book Guy Laliberté took with him into space was Antoine de Saint-Exupéry’s masterpiece, The Little Prince!
The two figures are both wearing comic red noses, a nod to the Cirque du Soleil, and the Little Prince is, of course, asking the astronaut to draw him a sheep. What Guy Laliberté draws is the portrait of Jean Charest, Prime Minister of Quebec, whose curly hair bears some resemblance to a fleece.