Sunday 26 August 2007

The Sunday Age.

The article in the Melbourne newspaper The Age came out as well as could be expected. That's the glamorous Nicki Greenberg on the cover. They've made it look like the slug character is feeling her bum, intentionally I presume.

The subject was the lead feature with a spread and a full page. You won't be able to read it here. I'll link later if I find an online version.

My piece took up most of the third page. You might be able to click and enlarge it enough to follow its drift.

Shaun Tan, Bruce Mutard and Bernard Caleo got honorable mentions.

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

The fate of the artist is to be unrecognised in his home town.

Oddly enough, after mentioning the Guardian's love of the words "graphic novel", their paperback reviews page this week include Bill Willingham's Fables and doesn't once mention GN or even "comic" yet it's reviewed beside books of written fiction; I think that must be a first.

26 August 2007 at 07:26:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

I like that page. In the first panel you've got the Campbellian 'hear me! for I speak wise words!' eyebrows just right.

This is what you look like when you're talking about philosophy, or wine.

Or when you're explaining how to overcome a computer problem that exists on no bugger's computer but your own, when monkey has conquered robot.

Or socks of superior quality. Or the art of trimming Monty's nails by running him along the road.

This is what you look like 99% of the time.

Ask anyone.

26 August 2007 at 07:41:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Steve said...

Very well paced strip, it's a shame they don't run full page on a sunday more often.

26 August 2007 at 09:55:00 GMT-5  
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26 August 2007 at 13:42:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Ric Best said...

I like it too.
I am heading to Paris for a month. The first time ever overseas ad on a plane. I am freakin out! Any books I sould read before I go?

26 August 2007 at 18:11:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

not entirely sure whether 'as well as could be expected' is good or bad. I thought there was only a minimum of Silly Things written. They did make a point of mentioning From Hell the Movie, though, which I am guessing is points against?
Didn't realise there were so many (more than one) australian comic folk publishing real books, which is nice to see.

26 August 2007 at 19:47:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Ric: Edmund White's The Flaneur is a good introduction to the city from the perspective of an American who lived there for a number of years. The best city guide with listings and maps I found to be the Time Out guide although I don't know if that's available where you are.

26 August 2007 at 20:19:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

'as well as can be expected ' is a quote from Wallace and Gromit, and a phrase we use quite a lot around our house, as well as that other phrase 'good grief, it's you!', which we reccommmend for when you accidentally burst in on somebody sitting on the toilet.

26 August 2007 at 20:40:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

I love it. Please do another auto bio book soon.

26 August 2007 at 22:56:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You're spot on about the cover pic - it's a little odd and I think the headline (My Life As A Slug) really has nothing to do with anything.

Did enjoy your piece though - eyebrows and all.

27 August 2007 at 03:56:00 GMT-5  

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