Friday, 9 May 2008

i've drawn a new set of bookmarks for Bent Books here in Brisbane. This is my fourth set of six of these little portrait drawings of well known authors. They've printed well, with the subttleties in the greys showing nicely where I've used gouache.These are Truman Capote and Alice Walker. Sean doesn't have the new set online yet, but you can see the previous three sets here, eighteen portraits, and the new set when it goes up will make a total of twenty-four. A couple more rounds and there could be a book in it. (click label below for previous samplings)

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Blogger Bill Peschel said...

Have they asked you to do Ern Malley yet? I understand he's big in Australia.

Always wondered what he looked like.

9 May 2008 at 21:52:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Coffee table collection, eh. That's a great idea.

Of course the final set should be graphic novellists.


10 May 2008 at 01:48:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Matthew Adams said...

The Truman Capote is nice, I really like the hands. I actually have never heard of Alice Walker but will assume it is a good likeness of her, and can now recognise her if I meet her on the street.

10 May 2008 at 02:16:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

Sigh. More goodies to be missed.

10 May 2008 at 02:35:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Hey Ed,

Were you channeling Pam when you drew Alice Walker?


10 May 2008 at 15:03:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Unknown said...

I thought that it was Yoko.



11 May 2008 at 12:33:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

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11 May 2008 at 17:52:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...


and Ossian too. I wonder if I can think of six bogus authors to make a whole set?


(reposted to fix spelling)

11 May 2008 at 17:53:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Bogus authors? Hmm...

Kilgore Trout and H. Bustos Domecq come to mind, the latter being a creation of Jorge Luis Borges and Adolfo Bioy Casares.

11 May 2008 at 21:44:00 GMT-5  

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