Tuesday, October 23, 2007

The Artist Within



Something to put on your Christmas wishlist!

The Artist Within

Amazon - See Inside

21 comments:

Mr Goodson said...

I recognize Sergio, Kirby, Roth. Who's the 4th guy in the lower right corner?

Anonymous said...

One of those young guys. They all look alike you know.

Mr Goodson said...

Frank Miller? He's had work. Or the nose is being held at a flattering angle

Anonymous said...

That's not Frank Miller, is it? It must be an old photo then if it is.

rickart said...

I'm going to guess McFarlane.

Jeff said...

I'm gonna guess Scotty Buncake....Hey! I'm right!

Mr Goodson said...

Damn. It is Buncake! I'm going to buy it now.

Anonymous said...

Like I said those young guys all look alike. Oops, Buncake is an old geezer now so the photo is correct.

Jeff said...

ZING!!!

rickart said...

Cathy Gieswhite? Olivia?! Masters??!!

Were they so hard pressed to find worthy females in the field that those are the only ones they can come up with? Why not Lynn Johnson... at least she can DRAW! Or how about Jill Thompson... not so well known, but a super talented artist and writer.

I'm sure there are others that I'm not thinking of... is there anyone else out who can think of more worth female artists/cartoonists/illustrators who ought to be highlighted on the first page of this book?

Mr Goodson said...

Claire Wendling

Tom Moon said...

I've been a fan of Lynda Barry for a long time. I don't know how many people know her, but she used to do "Ernie Pook's Comeek" in the Reader every week. She's done a lot of stuff over the years. Here's a web site with a bunch of her work and also a link to her Wikipedia biography. Anyone else here familiar with her?

http://books.google.com/books?as_auth=Lynda+Barry&ots=b8QwFwR7Vq&sa=X&oi=print&ct=title&cad=author-navigational

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Lynda_Barry

Tom Moon said...

Oh, and how about your "Castle Waiting" friend Rick, Linda Medley?

Tom Moon said...

Here's a woman who cartoons for the New Yorker. Scroll down and note her book: "The New Yorker’s Greatest Women Cartoonists and Their Cartoons." Could be an interesting read.

http://www.lizadonnelly.com/

rickart said...

Yes, Linda Medley has come to mind since my original post, as did Terryl Whitlatch, who is a phenomenal draftsman (draftswoman?) and a remarkable imagination.

Surly Bird said...

I thumbed through this book at Barnes and Noble the other day. Jill Thompson is in there, so they do have some female artists in there.

I believe Marie Severin is also in the book as well. She's an institution as is her husband, John.

And even though she's not an artist (that I know of), Weezie Simonson is in there along with Walt.

rickart said...

Yes, Severin and Simonson both came to mind to me as well.... I'm glad they have some decent females in there... it's just a shame that the 2 women they name of the first page are not of the same calaber, OMHO.

rickart said...

"to my mind as well" is what I meant to say!

Scotty Buncake said...

All I know is I look a damned sight better than that Kirby bastard. I TOLD them I wanted an exclusive cover. Did they listen? No. Will they have to listen to my lawyers now? Yes.

Surly Bird said...

Oh yeah, I think Lynn Johnston in in there, now that I think about it. Not sure. It's a good book, overall. I recall not being familiar with a few of the artists profiled, but generally speaking seemed like a fairly good cross-section. It's an excellent coffee table book.

Mr Goodson said...

3:53 am! Get some sleep Buncake.