Felix Columbidae is a critic, writer and agent provocateur in the world of declassified anthropology. Living in a strange countryside location somewhere in the United Kingdom, Felix is most at home when he is in his dovecote choosing a squab.
“In the dark of the dovecote I find a certain tranquility which inspires my thinking about the philosophies of life. Besides the nervous cooing of the doves, all I can hear is my own heartbeat.”
The moral antagonist, Norman Soldat, has gone on record to say that, in his opinion, Columbidae is almost cannabalistic in his approach to deconstructing the vanities of humanity. “This is a man who dissects ideas as though they were physical, living tissue. In every cut there is a precision which reveals even the smallest thought as a matter of great importance and undiscovered elegance.” [Soldat 2009]
Columbidae has always resisted being pigeon holed as he believes his work does not nest well into any particular genre. Influenced as a child by the work Otto Messmer, the young Felix recalls developing an animated approach towards the issues which challenged his contemporaries. Drawn to what he now sees as an approximation of reality, the artist and thinker combined to produce some ground breaking theories in the field of Declassified Anthropology. Not the least of these philisophical cartoons, as Columbidae refers to his early work, was the ‘Golden Goose’ rationalisation of radical economics. Whilst most mainstream thinkers dismissed this work as juvenille and sketchy, in recent years many have revisted the thesis and proclaimed it a hidden classic.
Columbidae has worked for various esteemed publications and journals in editorial roles but prefers to be an independent critic. “The freedom to express opinion has never been found in the harness of employment.” he once responded when questioned about his career path. “Independence of being is a pre-requisite for an independence of thought.”
Columbidae is currently working on his autobiography which he calls Ragoût de Pigeonneau: A Flight of Fancy. He is married but, strangely for this man, without issue.