Friday 3 July 2009

if you are intrigued by the zipatone style I wrote about yesterday, then I should mention that I pulled out the sheets of the stuff for the new book, "The Years Have Pants", the 35 page addition which brings Alec up to date (and gives its name to the whole collection). Here's a panel from it:

I read somewhere on the net yesterday that“Top Shelf has wisely kept From Hell in print as a nice affordable softcover. At 576 pages, it's longer than either the Bacchus book or the Alec book would be.” Note that the Alec book is in fact 64 pages longer than From Hell, with a total of 640 printed pages, and goes for the same price, 35 bucks soft and 50 bucks hard.
Housewife first up for 100-day "live sculpture"
"One & Other" is a work devised by sculptor Antony Gormley for Trafalgar square's empty plinth, now a platform for temporary works of art. The first of 2,400 people to feature in Gormley's work is Rachel Wardell, a 35-year-old housewife and mother-of-two. "I wanted to be able to represent normal, everyday stay-at-home mums who aren't normally a feature of major artworks -- to show my kids now, and when they're older, that you can do, and be part of anything, no matter how ordinary you are or feel," Wardell said. She will appear on the plinth at 9 a.m. on Monday, July 6, and will be followed at 10 a.m. by Jason Clark, a 41-year-old nurse from Brighton.
WELLINGTON (Reuters) – Air New Zealand has hit on a novel way to make sure even the most jaded flyers keep their eyes glued on its flight safety briefing. The national carrier's safety video for domestic services on its Boeing Co 737 planes show pilot and cabin crew dressed only in body paint.



Blogger Christopher Moonlight said...

It's funny to me that so many people don't use zipatone now because "you can do it on the computer." People didn't stop painting after paint programs came out. Zipatone = art for the sake of making art.

3 July 2009 at 01:30:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I'm very fond of the zip-tone usage in this Dutch 1950/60 comic... The artwork is gorgeous also!

3 July 2009 at 04:56:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

That's Alfred Mazure!
Of course it's gorgeous.
left the Netherlands after ww2 and drew for the Daily Mirror in London late '50s -early '60s.
thanks for the link

3 July 2009 at 05:17:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

Dick Bos looks very '60s. did he go back to the Netherlands? or did he work both markets?

3 July 2009 at 05:19:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Kip Manley said...

You realize, of course, that "50 Bucks Hard" really ought to be the title of something.

3 July 2009 at 23:56:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Yoga Gal said...

zipatone? Learn something new everyday!By the way are you attending the Comic Con this year?

4 July 2009 at 00:24:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Eddie Campbell said...

No, Geri, not this year. have a good time there.

4 July 2009 at 00:30:00 GMT-5  

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