August update! Talk Radio! Corbyn Comic! and Beeeyoootiful Busan!
Been a while, and I have been busy…
Ok, there’s this:- the art I did for a theatrical production of Eric Bogosian’s play Talk Radio, which I was only familiar with through Oliver Stone’s film from twenty-something years back. This version stars my mate Matthew Jure and starts on August 29th at the Old Red Lion Theatre. Looking forward to it. Here’s a version of the art minus most of the text:
And here’s a link to the theatre: http://www.oldredliontheatre.co.uk/talk-radio.html
Also myself and Mr David Hine have pages in The Corbyn Comic Book, it’s a 48 page anthology coming on September 25th from Self Made Hero. here’s the cover, by Jake:
And it’s getting press-
Bit in the Guardian here;- https://www.theguardian.com/books/2017/aug/21/jeremy-corbyn-comic-book-hero
And the Bookseller here:- http://www.thebookseller.com/news/extraordinary-response-call-corbyn-inspired-comic-illustrations-620886
Not linking to the NME article, because it was shit.
You can pre-order the beast here:- https://www.waterstones.com/book/the-corbyn-comic-book/martin-rowson/steve-bell/9781910593516
Aaand lastly there’s Kangkangee Blues which is the provisional title I’ve given to a thing I’m undertaking through the British Council/Arts Council Korea. I got an email a couple of months back asking if I wanted to collaborate with a Korean singer songwriter, producing some kind of visual accompaniment to a piece of music commissioned by the Kangkangee Arts village on Yeongdo-gu island in Busan. The deal involved going to Busan for a couple of weeks. I said yes.
The whole thing has gotten more complicated and more involved and a whole lot more fun since then. I’ll write more when I have more to show. But I’m now creating a twenty-odd page melancholy romance which is to be just a part of a range of cultural projects (including murals and installations and the like,) which will launch in late Autumn this year. It’s all very exciting. Everybody’s been great.
And Busan is frickin’ awesome.
Lip Hook‘s progress currently stands at eleven inked pages. Onwards and upwards.
More when I have it.