Wednesday, 19 April 2017

"The Puffin Book Of Nursery Rhymes" By Iona and Peter Opie, Illustrated by Pauline Baynes (published by Penguin Books Ltd, 1963) - Part 3

The fabulous and inspiring illustrations of British artist, Pauline Baynes (1922-2008). She is of course better known for her work on J. R. R. Tolkien's books ("Farmer Giles Of Ham"1949, "The Adventures Of Tom Bombadil"1962, "Smith Of Wootton Major"1967 and "Tree And Leaf"1964) and C. S. Lewis's "The Chronicles Of Narnia"(1950-56). This book contains dozens of these beautiful pen & ink drawings. Her lines are so elegant and effortless but so descriptive of the subject. Not many illustrators can draw to such high standard.  Here's the link for her own website and biography which has a huge collection of her work:

Tuesday, 28 March 2017

"Tiramola" comics by Roberto Renzi (published in Greece by KABANAS-HELLAS, 1970's)

Couldn't resist in showing parts of this tattered comic from my childhood - many fond memories of this bizarre elastic superhero who can take any shape, expand, become liquid, spring, string etc in order to escape from and capture the bad guys. This was an Italian comic created back in 1952 by Roberto Renzi (born 1923) but became extremely popular in Greece and ran for decades. You can see lots of wonderful Tiramola covers on this Greek website:
Also this article on wikipedia: