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.


tank blade said...

could it be better than roo shaggin?

Anonymous said...

seen this?


Mark said...

Typical WWII stuff, casually racist - but great brushwork!