Jack Teagle and some other places

Like this fox tee From the TSHIRT STORE by Jack Teagle. Those squirrels better watch out!

Twitter: www.twitter.com/jackteagle
Blog: www.jackteagle.blogspot.com
Website: www.jackteagle.co.uk

I also had a look at Super Superficial at their t/sweat shirts. I like the rise of artist/independent stores in covent garden and soho, they are like galleries to me, but with art you can (just) afford and wear. Like Kid Robot, and Supreme. Quite New York.

 Supreme. Peter Street.


Chris Ware

Pictures from both from “Acme Novelty Date Book” both volumes are in the library. Chris Ware’s sketchbooks. A diverse blend of unflattering self parodies, foul mouthed mice, grumbling, personal resolutions, procrastination drawings (the best kind!) and sketches of people on public transport. Made me laugh out loud in the library a few times!

This weekend’s comics

Nelson came out last year it’s a comic about one character by 54 of different British comic book artists. I like the way they put together a whole story with so many different styles. I flipped through Skim by Jillian and Mariko Tamaki in Gosh! a few weeks ago, then by chance I found it in the library today. I felt I hadn’t been taking advantage of all the comics in the library and a whole year has flown by!

Flash Back to Ghost World

In dramatic contrast to Wandering Son, I’ve also borrowed Ghost World Special Edition, Daniel Clowes’ comic about cynical teens Enid and Becky. I’ve loved Ghost World for some time, since I was a cynical teen I suppose… but the special edition is really worth having a look at, it has his early sketches, annotations for the panels which explain some of the incidental things Clowes based on real life. Also some polaroids and storyboards from the movie adaptation. Also, I didn’t know that Enid’s drawings in the film were actually done by Robert Crumb’s daughter! How about that? One of my favourite panels, from the first page, it has stuck in my mind ever since. Irrespective of Ghost World’s widespread appreciation I still holds up as Clowes best comic. The humour, the awkwardness and the alienation are all so well observed. That said Velvet Glove and Wilson are truly brilliant. Oh yeah, and Art School Confidential. Okay, all of them. Thanks for Eight Ball Daniel! [NOTE:remember to look back at the use of one colour for tone]

The Special Edition even has a bonus strip called Little Enid.

Lone Wolf and Cub

Revisiting the cinematic visuals of Goseki Kojima’s the timeless Lone Wolf and Cub. Also  useful for researching Japanese straw hats.