Thursday, 7 May 2015

illustrated books

illustrated books (graphic novels, comic books - call them what you will)....

a recent purchase: Chris Ware's Building Stories reminded me how amazingly intricate and clever some of these illustrated books are.

This publication comes in a box containing several items - everything links up. Such fine, clever and intricate drawing... and storylines. A treat.




an earlier work by the same author/illustrator: 
Jimmy Corrigan: The Smartest Kid on Earth was my first introduction to Chris Ware's work



His work appears weekly in The Guardian newspaper (UK)

...other favourites of mine:

Marjane Satrapi - Persepolis
Joe Sacco
 and I suspect these will be purchases in the near future....

Richard McGuire 
Craig R. Thompson 

David Mazzucchelli 

If you've any further suggestions - please leave a comment :-)

Tuesday, 5 May 2015

badges

Last month I was invited to put some work in for the 
International Contemporary Artists' Book Fair
at The Tetley, Leeds 

Print multiples can come in many forms. 

This time I decided to make some badges.





These images are selected from a range of old sketchbooks - scanned, printed, made in to badges, paired, bagged.





faces


an exhibition of drawings at The Tetley, Leeds

'(produced)by school children .... in a series of workshops undertaken by artist Paul Digby in local primary schools'.

the children's ages range from 4 to 11 years old















Sunday, 3 May 2015

another pinterest visit

Pinterest - a virtual inspiration/research place to go.
It's no secret - I use it a lot

Sunday morning and another visit.

Separating out these most recently pinned images from my 2D drawings album and new relationships emerge:

- quality of line
- suggested narrative as a group / 2 separate pairings?
- paper tone
- paper format
- paper surface (smooth/tooth)

why might any of this matter? 
Looking at others' work can help us review our own - to refine its process, its direction, or its meaning.

That's why Pinterest is one of my quick inspiration fix, go to places.

Louise Bourgeois
Malin Gabriella Nordin
Noel Sickles
Sophie Alda