Friday 3 August 2007

And everyone said 'how tall they've grown!'

A fter showing the photo of not-so-wee Cal yesterday I remembered that i had meant to compare it to these images from my 1993 story in The Dance of Lifey Death, which was my adaptation of The Jumblies by Edward Lear. I pictured my children as the jumblies , going to sea in a sieve, and then coming back twenty years later. hayley campbell is none too impressed with my clairvoyance, but Cal turned out just about right.



The program is now up and I think you need to sort out tickets for these things. If you're going to be in town that week, go to the site and see what's doing.

Eddie Campbell & Nicki Greenberg
Date: 29 August 2007 Time: 12:45 - 1:30 Venue: Beckett Theatre Session for middle school, lower and upper secondary students: Grades 7 - 11 ---THINK VISUALLY. Eddie Campbell is the acclaimed artist behind From Hell, which was made into a major motion picture starring Johnny Depp. Comic artist Nicki Greenberg has turned The Great Gatsby into a graphic novel.

Date: 30 August 2007 Time: 11:45am – 12:45pm Venue: Merlyn Theatre: Words and images work well together, but never completely without tension. Manipulators of word and image, picture book writer Shaun Tan, scriptwriter Keith Thompson and graphic novelist Eddie Campbell, discuss what can be said and what can only be shown.

Date: 31 August 2007 Time: 1:30pm - 2:30pm Venue: Merlyn Theatre: A close likeness, of course, is what you’re looking for. But just as portraits can be impressionistic, expressionist or caricature, biographies can be executed in many ways while still being clearly of the subject. Victoria Glendinning, Brenda Niall and Eddie Campbell talk about elements of style in their art.

update: Australian graphic novelist Shaun Tan, mentioned above, is interviewed in The Australian today:
THERE is something disconcertingly familiar about Shaun Tan's calm, open face as he looks up to greet the next autograph hunter in a queue snaking out the bookshop's door and around the corner. It's a mixed crowd here at a writers festival in homage to a book without words. Tan smiles and opens the book handed to him, stamps and signs it twice, and looks up again. Finally it dawns that, of course, it's Tan's face that appears on the protagonist of his graphic novel The Arrival. There it is in frame after frame of the more than 800 images in this sumptuous 120-page story tracing the journey of migration in a fantastic world.
(link thanks to Mick Evans)

Steve Martin interviews Roz Chast, video (link via Journalista)

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Blogger Benjamin Russell said...

Jim Infantino of the small-label band Jim's Big Ego did a lovely sung version of Lear's "The Jumblies", which -- the internet informs me -- has been granted a Creative Commons non-commercial distribution license... which I think means one can pass it about if one isn't making money off of the transfer.

If that's wrong, then I shall feel guilty later, but blame it on the Edward Lear blog from which I'm horking this link. Here, therefore, is the MP3. Enjoy.

4 August 2007 at 01:01:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Sounds like a nice story. I'll try an see if I can get my hands on it. It's in Three Pieces Suit (only asking because the Wikipedia Eddie Campbell page seems to indicate it was publisghed separately) ?
How come Graffiti Kitchen in not on that Top shelf list ? Has it been also incorporated into a later edition ?

4 August 2007 at 14:54:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

enjoyed the song. thanks

they're both in threepiece suit, along with Little Italy


4 August 2007 at 17:39:00 GMT-5  

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