Sunday 10 December 2006

Alexander Dumb-ass writes again.

Thanks for being too polite to mention it. Whoever puts their hand up first in the comments can have the above cartoon in the mail.



Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, looks like thats me...


10 December 2006 at 10:01:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And in a slightly longer message now that I don't have to worry about some bugger beating me to it, thanks!

I'm going to send you some of Barney's stuff at some point, so at least I don't feel like a totally greedy bastard.

I'm just about to go out as well. Last minute computer check before I shut down. Good timing on my part - sorry everybody else!


10 December 2006 at 10:06:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Alex said...

Pardon my ignorance... who is Alexander Dumb-Ass?

10 December 2006 at 13:17:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Jeez, don't check the interweb for a month and all of a sudden Campbell's got himself a blog. Are you still drinking at your usual haunts on Monday afternoons in Brisneyland, Eddie? I'll have a whiz around them when I'm home for Christmas.

10 December 2006 at 13:45:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

Dumas wrote the Three Muketeers. Dumb-ass didn't write anything. Stephen Fry was referring to Dumas in a Michael Parkinson interview. he said Alexandre Dumas, pronouncing as the French would, or 'dumb-ass as we would pronounce it nowadays.

marcus , i sent you a message by another route, to get your address.

And Andrew. great to hear from you. Home for Christmas! I wonder what you're doing thse days. You certainly won't find me in the sorts of places I inhabited ten years ago. lret me know when you're about.


10 December 2006 at 15:25:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

There is a secret, you know...
Dumas had people to write the stories for him.

10 December 2006 at 15:48:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

interestingly, my old 1950s encyclopedia was still open in front of the computer screen when your comment came in, Nathalie.
"It may be said: 1) that Dumas, who could keep half a dozen plots going at once, and was burdened with few scruples as to their origin and evolution, seems to have taken help from all quarters; 2) that whatever tasks he may have assigned to his jackals, his own brain during many years was probably equal to the creation of what is best in the wonderful romances; and 3) that not one of these associates or auxiliaries, unassisted by the master, proved his rival in any field."

And you know, when i was starting out, i would have been more than happy to ghost for somebody else and not be recognized if it meant I could have avoided working as a filing clerk in offices and as unskilled laborer in factories. I could have been learning the ropes and making connections etc. for my own career which would start later. There should be more of those kinds of opportunity. butthe world doesn't work that way any more.

10 December 2006 at 16:06:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Alex said...

Oh, god I'm truly embarrassed you'd think that I do not know who Alexandre Dumas is!

I just passed by all the Stephen Fry/nome de plume stuff in the previous post... sunday afternoons, go figure!!

10 December 2006 at 17:18:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

Next you'll be telling me you haven't read my book The fate of the Artist, otherwise you'd know to expect everything to be all crossreferences and games and trickery.

now i'm teasing ya!


10 December 2006 at 17:27:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

rereading my earlier comment above, i seem to have written it in a hurry. I'm sure Fry would have said "'Dumas' as the French say it, or 'Dumb-ass' as the Americans would pronounce it"

that's interesting. the random geenerated word verification thing this time around says fckn. I wonder waht the probability is of the random word generator saying 'fucking' and upsetting yer granny.

i got returned. I must have misread the random word generator. now it says 'vghna'.... let me clean my glasses... i think i'm in trouble here.

no, i got returned again. now it says mdpzumkp. that's more like it

10 December 2006 at 17:48:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

now it says bgfdhcgs.

hey, Anne, come and see this!!

10 December 2006 at 17:49:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Alex said...

teaser! teaser!

11 December 2006 at 05:52:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Actually I find this is a problem with Blogger: there is no spell check function like the one we get on Live Journal (or if there is I have not yet found it).

11 December 2006 at 06:00:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Gabriel Villa said...

took the liberty of quoting you in my blog. You are now on my links page.
Great work!

11 December 2006 at 08:43:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

It's a good thing I checked in before coming all the way to George or Albert St or wherever the damn pub around the corner from the comic shop was. Of course, I can barely remember where my keys are in the morning, so it's not so strange.
Still married. Still in New York. Still an art director. As such, have been reading your postings on 'illustration as art form' with great interest, as I'm obviously now the person to whom illustrators must 'fulfill the requirements of a prescriptive brief to a predetermined concept.' Bugger. Out of space. Oh. No! The box moves. But I've just stopped.

11 December 2006 at 10:56:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

OK, so I just figured out that by replying through my LJ you don't get the comments. And I blame Jon and his laxness in responding to emails and inability at answering his phone for my delay in figuring this out :P Also discovered apparently that the email addy I have for you doesn't work nay more. Am enjoying and laffin' my ass off at the various bits of Campbellania.
Have a festive season and hopefully will see you soon in Brisvegas. Alison.

13 December 2006 at 06:50:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

how come jon has my email address and you don't. Do you not exchange information in that house? Anyway, I lost everybody's email address in my last computer crash and am building from scratch. Did you notice the color picture of Gull you have on your wall has finally been given the position it was designed for on the cover of the new edition of From hell!

as for replying through your LJ, I cannot begin to...oh wait minute, thta's short for LIveJournal. if that's a ref to somebody syndicating my blog at LJ, i did notice that had happened but it had nothing whatsoever to do with me. Since my aim is to reach as many people as possible I saw no purpose in complaining and just mad a mental note to adjust the way I deliver my information accordingly.

anyway, i still don't have your email addy, so I'm writing here. I'll go upstairs to the other comments and kick jon's arse about it


13 December 2006 at 16:15:00 GMT-5  

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