R.I.P. Al Williamson
Al Williamson. March 21st 1931 - June 12th 2010.Biographys and tributes to the highly respected Al Williamson are on many websites since his recent death. There are places to find details of the many titles he drew for, his industry awards and great images from his long career. This is just to give my personal appreciation.
R.I.P. Frank Frazetta
News this week of the death of Frank Frazetta. There can be few illustrators or comic-book artists who have not been aware, influenced or envious of his imagination, drawing and technical skill.
The answers to John’s questions in the comment bit of Welcome blog seemed bit long to put there so here they are.What were you doing just before ( working for Look-in )? Beginning to make a living as an illustrator.How did you come to meet Colin Shelbourn ?
There was a request from Jim for a picture my work place. Not sure why but am here to serve. The Guardian, on whom my journalistic standards are modelled, did this kind of thing for writers so it must make some sense.
Where the BD is this ?
You will of course recognise all or most of the people in the picture but can anyone tell me where it was taken? BD 86 on the t-shirts is a clue but not enough to help me to recall in which town/country this photograph by Patrick Anderson was taken. Can you help?
In the book Look-in, Best of the 80s I am reported by Graham Kibble-White and co-author Alistair McGowan as ‘chipping in’ to a conversation between Colin Shelbourn and the writer. The phrase conjures up a chummy get-together of the four of us. It never took place.
In response to a query.I used a Pentel propelling-pencil with 0.5mm H leads. Inked with a fine Gilliot knib in a`schoolboy' pen handle.