For all with a soft spot for the history of comics, illustration and artists, where we come from and good heavens what fascinating work was produced, Steve Holland, freelance author and editor, has established himself as the go to man for the low-down on old British comics, books and magazines.
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Fantastic women and Geeks
Interesting stuff by Damien Walter at http://www.guardian.co.uk/books/2012/jun/19/women-fighting-back-battle-geek-culture , Tuesday 19 June 2012. Dealing with the imagined, the literary and graphic treatment of women in comics, games, fantasy and science fiction it is a subject well worth consideration.
Grant Morrison MBE
Grant Morrison, writer well know for his individualistic scripting in comics ( All-Star Superman, Animal Man, Batman and Robin, Batman R.I.P., The Filth Final Crisis. The Invisibles, Seven Soldiers, and Zenith ) is on the honours list as being awarded Member of The Most Excellent Order of the British Empire "for services to Film and Literature."
The complete 100 etchings of Picasso’s Vollard Suite is being shown at The British Museum until September 2012.
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R.I.P Ray Bradbury
Ray Bradbury, August 22nd 1920 - June 6th 2012, was the author of more than 27 novels and story collections and more than 600 short stories. Frequently credited as single handedly having raised the often maligned reputation of the science fiction genre into the realm of literature.
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Fact file 4
An occasional series.Bristow by Frank Dickens is the worlds longest running single author cartoon strip.First published in the Aberdeen Press & Journal on 18th September 1961 . .
More me and Look-in
This the remainder of the correspondence between me and an earnest inquiirer about Look-in and a little more.Thanks for all the pictures. Much of this stuff I don’t have copies of. It’s a bit spooky seeing it all.It is obvious I was still struggling to find my own style. Apart from drawing every strip in a somewhat different way there are influences from different sources.
R.I>P. Maurice Sendak
While still at high school, Maurice Sendak - June 10th 1928 - May 5th 2012 - worked for All-American Comics doing backgrounds and supplying storylines for the Mutt and Jeff strip. In 1951 he illustrated his first book. He went on to write his own stories. Where the Wild Things Are the most well known of the more than 100 books he illustrated and the 20 he wrote and illustrated .
Me and Look-in.
Some time ago I responded to a questionnaire about my time with Look-in. The interrogator disappeared and as far as I know my replies were never used. Waste not want not so here are the answers - questions lost - that have been on my computer all these years.
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Russian visit. русская визитом
Я очень рад получить комментарии на русском языке, он дает добро пожаловать чувство интернационализма, мира, общности интересов и все такое, но пока они не перестанут быть не более чем список продуктов, которые я боюсь, что они будут продолжать быть удалены.
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Ellen Rogers in print
I was lucky enough to receive a copy of Aberrant Necropolis recently. It is a book of photographs by Ellen Rogers - “a handful of highlights of the work Ellen produced during the period 2008 - 2010.
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As part of a mild wish to show how inappropriate was the labelling of my work as hyper realistic . .
Trudeau to do.
Cartoonist Garry Trudeau - Pulitzer Prize winning cartoonist Garry Trudeau - has had his daily strip Doonesbury dropped by some US papers due to it’s depiction of a pregnant women seeking an abortion in under the conditions of Texan law.
Alan Moore Interview
A link to the transcript of an interview of Alan Moore by Kurt Amacker
R.I.P..Jean Giraud aka Moebius
Jean Henri Gibson Giraud. 8th May 1938 - 10th March 2012.
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Visions of Mughal India. The collection of Howard Hodgkin.
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