H ere is the entirety of the anecdote from The Fate of The Artist in which Campbell goes to the airport without his passport, (the first time around). As before, the monochrome scans are in colour so you can see the warm and cool greys. A great deal of the lettering is redone in the finished version. I fuss over lettering more than you would be inclined to assume. When the word came down that First second's books were all going to be printed at that very small size, I decided to counteract it by opening up the letter shapes a bit more. I had left enough airy space in the drawings to make that workable. In fact I quite like all the white page that's showing (make a mental note to do that on the secret thing I must start today). "Be brave, Monty" has since become a catch-phrase in our house, applied to all kinds of situations, but usually to campbellian schemes that are likely to not go right.
(the overlay in the third monochrome has slipped a little.)
Campbell interviewed by his old buddy john Anderson, who once nearly missed his flight out of SPX due to squeezing in one more beer with him.
And in other news:
Thai cops punished by Hello Kitty.
Police chiefs in the Thai capital, Bangkok, have come up with a new way of punishing officers who break the rules - an eye-catching Hello Kitty armband. From today, officers who are late, park in the wrong place or commit other minor transgressions will have to wear it for several days. The armband is designed to shame the wearer, police officials said.