Tuesday, October 03, 2006

Books, books, books, books

Reading? We love it. Love it, love it, love it, love it, love it.

1. Jungle Jamie Hewlett is
releasing a new book, which is somewhere along the lines of a ten on the Richter Scale of importance of things close to the heart of this blog.


2. Just got PERIPLES IMAGINAIRES, an art book featuring a treasury of watercolours by the great Hugo Pratt. Lovely stuff, with the text in French, Italian and English, and in a gorgeous edition (from Casterman) that reminds me of just how well the French treat the Comics artform. And Pratt wasn't even a native son.

The guy also did a ton of work here in the UK, war comics for DC Thompson early in his career, as a young, Milton Caniff obsessed cartoonist. Guess what? They're out of print. Grrr.

3 comments:

tank blade said...

could it be better than roo shaggin?

Anonymous said...

seen this?

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Mark said...

Typical WWII stuff, casually racist - but great brushwork!