TEMPTATION GREETS YOU LIKE YOUR NAUGHTY FRIEND
A link has been going around today for Paul Gravett's profile of one of my favorite cartoonists, Francesca Gherhmandi. I have most of Francesca's work, even though a good portion of it I can't read because no one's ever published English versions. This includes photocopies of the bulk of Pop. 666, the serialized translation of which never finished (as far as I know; I'd love to be wrong, because my copies are in Italian). Look for the Pastil/Pastille series. The first two are entirely silent, and so no language barrier.
On the subject of comics, my boy Ian Shaughnessy's debut graphic novel, Shenanigans, is on sale this week. Drawn by Mike Holmes, published by Oni Press, it's a funny and touching pastiche of the Billy Wilder-style of storytelling. Part Irma La Douce, part The Apartment, yet all Ian.
Though, I must say, I don't want to be mean, but it has a cameo by me, and I may be the ugliest I've ever looked in any comic book:
That could just mean it's the most realistic I've ever been drawn, though. That's supposed to be Chynna in the middle, and allegedly that's Jenny Sireci on the right.
You may recall Ian and I discussed this book in the Missy Elliott entry of Permanent Records way back when. Well, now you can, and should, buy it.
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All text (c) 2007 Jamie S. Rich