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Yesterday Woodrow Phoenix came up with a ruse to see our local DFC man, James Turner (eruditebaboon). Unfortunately James's day job got in the way, but we found the Super Animal Adventure Squad moping around his house, bored out of their skulls waiting for James to come home from work. We felt a bit sorry for them and took them out for lunch. I don't think we'll be going back to that cafe, it was SO embarrassing. James, please teach your animals some table manners! You can't take comics anywhere.

London: I just realised there are only four more days of this exhibition at the Dulwich Picture Gallery: What are you like, featuring work by Mini Grey, Quentin Blake, Andrew Marr, Brian Eno, David Adjaye, David Shrigley, Donald Urquhart, Eric Clapton, Jack Penate, Lauren Child and more.
From the website: The idea is taken from a Victorian game of describing yourself with images of your favourite things: like a self-portrait. 45 people in the public eye have been asked to illustrate their 8 favourite things from a list of 12 – their favourite animal, book, clothes, comfort, food, pastime, place, possession, music, shoes, weather and pet aversion (the thing they love to hate!) ... Not a bad idea, if you're stuck for something to draw!

That exhibition ends on the 18th, and I'm not sure I'm going to make it, but I'd still like to see their other exhibition, Saul Steinberg - Illuminations, which runs until 14 Feb:
Born in Romania, in 1914, Saul Steinberg originally studied as an architect in Milan, before turning to cartoons and illustration; making his name as a contributor to The New Yorker magazine. In a career spanning six decades he created over 1200 covers and editorial illustrations for the publication. A master of many trades, he also worked as a propagandist, a fabric and card designer, a muralist, a fashion and advertising artist, a stage designer and was the tireless creator of image-jammed books.
The exhibition covers the whole range of his work, from high art to low, from murals to magazines, from caricature to cartography. Political, satirical, witty and whimsical, Steinberg:Illuminations is an intelligent sideways glance at the energy and contradictions of the 20th Century; entertaining and enlightening for Steinberg followers and newcomers alike.

I first heard of Steinberg when my art college tutor cryptically included at the end of an e-mail to our class, 'Oh, and if we're lucky, Steinberg might be coming to our party'. No one could figure out who this Steinberg was, and I found this Steinberg on a web search and started marveling at his illustration work. And I also realised we wouldn't be so lucky if he showed up at our party because he was dead. In the end, we never did find out who Steinberg was, our tutor couldn't remember mentioning him.



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Jan. 15th, 2009 11:09 am (UTC)
I can't recommend the Steinberg exhibition highly enough. I found it a real boost. So much fun to look at.

That is all.
Jan. 15th, 2009 12:05 pm (UTC)
Thanks, that makes me want to see it even more! :-)
Jan. 15th, 2009 11:10 am (UTC)
love the pic -- i must have a go at adding cartoons to photos some time...
(adds another 'must do' to very long list in head)
Jan. 15th, 2009 12:06 pm (UTC)
Glad you like it! Yes, I know what you mean by that long list...
Jan. 15th, 2009 01:27 pm (UTC)
Same here, Wilbur! I've been wanting to do it ever since I saw this:
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:36 pm (UTC)
Ren and Stimpy, hooray! :-D
Jan. 15th, 2009 02:54 pm (UTC)
It's like Who Framed Roger Rabbit meets My Dinner With Andre! (I like the bee in the tea especially...)

Both those exhibits sound great. Eric Clapton and David Shrigley, together at last!
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:38 pm (UTC)
Glad you like the bee, his name is Beesley. He wears a monocle, but I thought it would steam up too much if he wore it in the tea jacuzzi. :-)

Yes, Clapton and Shrigley aren't a mix I would've thought up.

Edited at 2009-01-15 04:39 pm (UTC)
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:43 pm (UTC)
Shrigley is one of those people I know I shouldn't like but I do. Clapton is the opposite, actually -- I know I should like him, but I don't.

This is one of my favourite Shrigley things ever.
Jan. 15th, 2009 04:49 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, that is a good one! I like one about a landlord and a lightbulb but I can't remember it, boo.
Jan. 15th, 2009 05:35 pm (UTC)
I apologise for my characters' behaviour - they are entirely beyond my control.

P.S this made my day!
Jan. 16th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Hurrah! :-)

I know what you mean, right now two of the bunnies are on the naughty step for getting into a pasta fight.
Jan. 16th, 2009 12:53 pm (UTC)
Actually, Rex wasn't the worst lunch companion I've ever had. at least he didn't try to filch anything off my plate! But he does talk with his mouth full. You don't want to know what Irwin did with his beansprouts!

Jan. 16th, 2009 12:54 pm (UTC)
Ooo, spooky!! You posted exactly the same moment I did.
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