Saturday, September 03, 2016
And then there are his childrens' books illustrations, which are eclectic, multimedia art projects (such as the recent Black Dog project which is to be performed at the Tate in November) and even movies. McKean hasn't stood still since the early days of art fanzine Meanwhile and his first graphic novel, Violent Cases.
Sam Peffer I knew better, having met and chatted with him at many book fairs; I ran some of his autobiographical writings in my paperbacks fanzine PBO almost exactly twenty years ago. Sam died in 2014, aged 92, so it's nice to see a tribute to his work appearing here. Gary Lovisi draws extensively from Sam's unpublished autobiography for information and from his years painting paperback covers for Pan for most of his illustrations.
The most interesting aspect of the article is where Sam's reference photos are run against the finished pieces, which often featured his wife, Kitty.
Wrapping up the issue is a look at the whimsical fantasy paintings of Jonathan Ball, who is interviewed about his use of computers and 3D software.
For more information on Illustrators and back issues, visit the Book Palace website, where you can also find details of their online editions, and news of upcoming issues. Issue 16 will feature Neil Adams, Paul Slater, Cecil Glossop and Will Davies.