Sunday, 14 December 2014

Tuesday, 9 December 2014

"Scar-Strangled Banger" By Ralph Steadman (published by HARRAP Limited, London 1987) Part 2

 
 
Ralph Steadman (b.1936) is one of the best known British illustrators of the past fifty years. He produced political cartoons for many publications in the US the UK (including Private Eye, Punch, The Guardian, The Independent, Rolling Stone, Radio Times etc) but is probably better known for his long partnership with the controversial American journalist Hunter S. Thompson (1937-2005). Here is an extensive biography on the artist: http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/artists/ralphsteadman/biography
There are also several related links and publication listings on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Steadmanhttp://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Ralph_Steadman
Finally, there is Ralph Steadman's own website for more illustrations and information: http://www.ralphsteadman.com/


Monday, 8 December 2014

"Scar-Strangled Banger" By Ralph Steadman (published by HARRAP Limited, London 1987)

 

 I was planning to feature this book for ages and kept postponing it. This, being the Christmas period, is hardly the right time for it but the recent events in the US highlighting police "heavy-handedness" have prompted me to present it!

The book is a collection of Steadman's political cartoons dating from the early sixties to the mid-eighties. Considering that these were illustrating police behaviour some fifty years ago they are terrifyingly close to the current news!! You would have thought there would be some progress by now, that some one would get punished for such horrible behaviour towards other human beings! But instead, nobody is found guilty! Along with the Police, are the Bankers, Politicians, Corporations etc - the bigger you are the more you get away with. And it is the same in every country - with some variations. My only question is: Why do we bother calling it Democracy?....
 
 

Thursday, 4 December 2014

"La Mythologie De A. Dubout" By Albert Dubout (Publisher Maurice Gonon, France 1954) Part 2

 

Here is the link to Dubout's official website: http://www.dubout.fr/  It's got a vast collection of his work spanning from the twenties all the way to the mid-1970's! The size of the images is quite small though and all the beautiful details are lost. Also the text is only in French. You can get a brief biography on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Albert_Dubout
 

 

 


Wednesday, 3 December 2014

"La Mythologie De A. Dubout" By Albert Dubout (Publisher Maurice Gonon, France 1954)

 
 
The work of Albert Dubout (1905-1976), famous French cartoonist, painter and sculptor. I was really lucky to find this original 1954 publication last Saturday - in a pretty good condition as well!). My French is very limited but I recognise most of the characters from the Greek mythology!