Thursday, 26 February 2009

If we all chipped in ...

One day left on this, currently at £511 - "Family track ride was being used until recently no longer needed due to new development, 7 cars each with seating for 4 guided along 70m approx, central track. Needs some tlc."
Come on, make me happy, readers!

Tuesday, 24 February 2009

Streamline no.4, Cardal Publishing, Manchester

This arrived in the post today - £5 off eBay - a new lead in my Manchester and Comics detective work -
The back cover gives me an address for Cardal, so next time I'm in town I'll try to make time to wander up there. Inside also mentions a printers I've not come across yet - The Assurance Agents Press, 132-4 Great Ancoats St - just around the corner from Ducie St. Could even be the same building, on the corner of both streets.
The comic itself is from 1947, a flimsy 20 pages, B&W throughout, and at first glance really looks like it was drawn over a weekend - I might grow to like it when I get a chance to actually read it.
Denis Gifford's Complete Catalogue of British Comics lists just the 4 issues of Streamline, and nothing else from Cardal. This contradicts the inside back cover advert which mentions 'the amazing adventures of Ken Pentard and "The Amphibastra" in the All-colour feature entitled "THE TEST OF THE AMPHIBASTRA" in our Reprint Issue of New Worlds Comic - 3d'.
Coincidentally, Denis Gifford's artwork also features in the comic - a single page of Inky the imp of the inkpot.

Sunday, 22 February 2009

Tuesday, 17 February 2009

The New Inn - prints and originals

Piccadilly 1830's

Smithfield Market 1907

High Street 1894

Piccadilly Gardens 1950

Oldham St 1900

Thomas Street 1966

Edge Street 1966

Deansgate 1870's
(original drawing SOLD)

Ancoats 1890's

All drawings (apart from Deansgate 1870's) still available to buy - £300 - contact me for info.
All also available in an edition of 10 signed & numbered A3 giclee prints - very nice quality - £30 each. contact Common to purchase (up until April when the exhibition finishes).

Tenerife sketches

Friday, 6 February 2009

Krazy about Klimt

New linocut, still wet - 'Krazy about Klimt' - edition of 10, on acid free tissue. £100 is how much you can have one for.
Produced for upcoming 'Kiss of a Lifetime' Valentines exhibition at Rogue Studios Manchester.