Monday, 28 April 2014

PRESS GANG

I recently blogged some of my adolescent cartoons, but my – largely benign – caricatures of actors and celebrities were not necessarily typical of the drawings I made at the time.

There were also a number of drawings that reflected a decidedly darker mood – AND the influence of my graphic art heroes, Messrs Scarfe and Steadman, such as this drawing entitled...

THE PRESS 


Not sure that my view has changed much over the intervening forty-odd years...

5 comments:

Bob Sangwell said...

...and mine has deepened with age! Assassinate in capitals, 24pt, front page headline, at the mere hint of a scoop, then apologise lower case 6pt, page 34.

Boll Weavil said...

Very Scarfe I think, stylistically and in sentiment :-)

Christopher Sobieniak said...

I'm sure we all grow out of these things sooner or later. I once did a drawing of Wile E. nailed to the cross with road runners lined up as Roman guards just staring at him as he does that divine image we come to know and love from the Son of our Lord. Boy was I disturbed!

Brian Sibley said...

BOB – I couldn't agree more.

BOLL - Thank you!!

CHRISTOPHER – I don't think I will ever grow out of the things and ideas that motivated me in my youth...

Christopher Sobieniak said...

That's true. We always hang onto what we've liked for as long as we can.