Posts Tagged ‘constraints’

nelson – rob davis, woodrow phoenix & various

November 6, 2011

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Pages by Kate Brown, Suzy Varty, Simone Lia, Simon Gane, Dan McDaid, Philippa Rice and Will Morris. There are also pages in Nelson by WJC, Duncan Fegredo, Rob Davis, Roger Langridge, Woodrow Phoenix, John McNaught (you know his work for Nobrow, right?), Luke Pearson, Sean Phillips, Philip Bond, Carol Swaine, Dave Taylor, Hunt Emerson, and many, many more (including many, many women) but you have to read the book to see those. And everyone’s work is damn good, making, in all, something very special.

With Nelson, there will be, like there is in UK comics, something for everybody. Not a compromise, not a design by committee, but far from that. The term ‘exquisite corpse’, used to describe a story made in relay, such as this is, had the right word all along. Exquisite.

Note on 07.11.11 (I’m just adding some more pages): These, in my opinion are non-spoilery images chosen to give an idea of the texture of Nelson, as much as anything. It is perhaps the best work yet of Kate Brown (this is just a taste) and I really like Simon Gane’s narrative work- it is so effortless to read, yet you find yourself sticking around to look more anyway. Half the artists, I had some familiarity with their work, half not. Nelson is a brilliant jumping on point for finding the work of an artist you love. And I’ll say this, as a person, Suzy Varty is brilliant- I will post the Juno this UK comics legend drew for me after the upcoming Thought Bubble festival, where all these artists (including Suzy) will be in attendance.

Thank you very much to Martin at Blank Slate for providing these images and to Kenny, Woodrow and Rob for being OK with me posting them. A couple of days on I’m still thinking about Nelson and know I’ll be reading it again. If you buy it, buy for durability, it is not a one time read.

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ghosts of gone birds – dir. ceri levy + various artists

November 1, 2011

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The mass art/ multimedia show, Ghosts of Gone Birds, featuring a number of the finest poets, painters, sculptors, illustrators and musicians, in the land, has found a roost. The work can be seen from the 2nd to the 23rd November at the Rochelle School in London’s East End. Each artist chose a bird that had been made extinct to record, to publicise the loss of bird species around the world. The work looks exquisite: this is obviously a tiny sample of what will be there. Visit this, review this, tell your friends. It is perhaps one of the most accessible art shows you could go to. Despite being, to an extent, about death.

The two images belwo are not facebook ones and have all the details and directions, if you click..

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The last link explains what this is all for, just click on the image above.

FeltMistress, maker of the magnificent Hoopoe at the top of the page and below notes:

*** a friend had a sneaky look tonight and said its one of the best shows he’s seen for a while.***

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Note: Today, 0n 11/11/05, The cash box for sales of prints, from this exhibition, was stolen from the Rochelle School. For the sake of a worthwhile charity, maybe head down there tomorrow, or click on the link here, below to maybe help them make that up? The painting here, is by the young illustrator, Jack Teagle, and it is also part of the show.

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pencil & ink – tony salmons

October 30, 2011

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All images linked to Tony Salmons’ new blog, where he is posting unseen work.

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sketches – duncan fegredo

July 27, 2011

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Above, not a sketch, but one of Duncan’s panels from his chapter in the Nelson anthology.

Click on this for a super-enlarged version. As Nel overtakes me in age, I’m concerned for the future. Why is she necking that wine? Is this what happens?

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alex toth: setting the standard

July 15, 2011

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A long preview pdf under the last image.

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seville – robert capa

July 7, 2011

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killjoys – gabriel ba & fabio moon

July 6, 2011

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ink: nelson – sean phillips

June 27, 2011

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here – richard mcguire

June 14, 2011

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ivor hele

June 13, 2011

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Via Francis Vallejo.

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storytelling: howard pyle – becky cloonan

June 13, 2011

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An inspirational bit of writing from an inspiring artist, about her inspiration. Click on the image to read it.

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katie skelly

June 9, 2011

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Get your copy of Thickness here (art not by Katie Skelly):

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