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Позавчера вечером Я ездила в русскии центр в Лондоне Pushkin House ....

English speakers: Did you know that LiveJournal has a massive Russian-speaking artistic community? I'm really hoping we'll get some good recommendations on comics and illustration from their part of the world. (I finished the post in handwriting because I'm rubbish at typing in Cyrillic.)

Мои любымие художники на ЖЖ/ my favourites so far on LiveJournal (otherwise known by its initials 'zhe-zhe' in Russian):
siniy_chelovek, hotshkin, rusolga, shendrik, ilyaz
(не только русские, но люди, которые говорят по-русски.)
Another favourite, who's Russian but now lives in the States/ Он русскии а живет в США: Vladimir Zimakov

You can find a good range of illustration from Russian speakers on this self-portrait website, selfportraits.ru.

Some of my favourite Russian artists from history:
Viktor Vasnetsov
Ivan Bilibin
Mikhail Vrubel
Lev Bakst
Mikhail Nesterov
Vasily Surikov
Valentin Serov
Aristarkh Lentulov
Vasily Kandinsky
Karl Brullov
Andrei Rublev
Arkhip Kuindzhi
Ilya Repin
Natalia Goncharova
Vladimir Tatlin
Olga Rozanova
Vladimir Lebedev
Varvara Stepanova
Alexander Rodchenko

Edit: Have a look at some of these artists people have recommended! Great stuff. :-)
aicedora_vulkan: Igor Kuprin's website
polinina: Elena Zarubina's website
olegti, zilyabr, zuza1, iv_solyaev, orlov_iv

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monocat
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:25 pm (UTC)
cheers

I've been round the UK small press quite a while, but family life takes up more of my time nowdays... I was at caption this year (breifly) - them were probably my kids running about on the Saturday afternoon
jabberworks
Oct. 17th, 2008 08:52 pm (UTC)
Oh, did I meet you there? Caption was such a whirlwind but great fun! I really want to go back next year.
monocat
Oct. 17th, 2008 09:17 pm (UTC)
Oh - oh no, I was not especially conversant or outgoing at Caption this year - with the kids there I had to have my eye's & ears out for what they were doing.

I had hoped things would be a buit different as to how they turned out, but I realised it was a foolish hope.

Still - I did get a few moments to sit & chat with some of the people I know & rarely meet; which was nice, but on the whole the Caption thing fell a little flatter than I'd like for me.

Still we had a good family holiday in Oxford.

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