historical bits for the blog, Laurence Heyworth has recently launched a £2 per image initiative. The idea was given a 'soft' launch back in late June to see whether it would fly and, since then, Laurence has issued over 200 licenses, "mainly to historians (national, military and local), art-lovers (both of illustration and fine art) and Bible teachers," he says. But it isn't exclusively an educational tool. "We've also issued licenses to someone giving a lecture on the Panama Canal and even, by special permission, to someone wanting an image to use on the jars of his home-made jam! Needless to say, we are hoping that, with the benefit of some publicity, we will sell many more licenses."
here, on the Illustration Art Gallery blog where I've been writing a regular weekly piece about artists for the past couple of months... take a look through the blog archive to see who else has been covered.
Some more details of the Illustration Art Gallery show: some of the original artwork on display will include work by artists Frank Bellamy, Frank Hampson, Ron Embleton, Angus McBride, James McConnell, John Millar Watt, Jim Holdaway, Reg Smuthe, Philip Mendoza, Graham Coton, Don Harley, Don Lawrence, Oliver Frey, C. L. Doughty, Jack Hayes and Fortunino Matania. Artwork will be on sale for prices ranging from £75 to £5,000, including some original pages from The Trigan Empire (see our column header).
The show will run from 14 to 19 December, 10 am to 7 pm daily, at 8 Duke Street, St James's, London SW1Y 6BN. Contact details can be found on the flyers below (scroll down if you missed them).
Today's random scan... Satan is a Woman by Gil Brewer. I've written about Brewer before, but hadn't seen the following until recently. In order, the pictures are the original Gold Medal printing (1951), the New Fiction Press reprint (1952) and the original Barye Phillips artwork, which was auctioned off in August.
That's your lot... I'm crawling off to bed!