Lots of links and suggestions from Tutors





Over the last year i’ve getting some good links from tutors in relation to my project but also of some illustrators and designers that could inspire me.

Blex Bolex
Anthony Burrill
http://www.anthonyburrill.comBrian Rea

Luke Best

Geoff McFertridge

Bruno Munari

Jean Jullien

Blanca Gomez

Marion Deuchars

Brian Cronin

Ceri Amphlett

Adrian Johnson

Michael Craig Martin

Kuntzel & Deygas

Gary Panter

Georg Barber known as Atak (in Berlin)

Betsy Walton
Esther Pearl Watson
http://cargocollective.com/ewatsonMark Todd

You might like Adrian Johnson


Geoff McFetridge

Brian Rea

Espen Friberg

Glad it was useful.
Interestingly the mail system was even more efficient then and postcards could be sent to arrange events and meetings the same day.
Interesting connection with twitter being used to coordinate social action today.
Might be interesting to draw connections with Provo movement in Amsterdam given your dutch connections.
Marieke Stolk from Experimental Jetset is the daughter of one of the main people behind this and he got into printing manifestos and then graphics design.
They have done a book and a series of works documenting the Provo movement in Amsterdam.

When some Suffragettes were arrested they would go on hunger strike. This was a deliberate policy to bring attention to their cause and also to embarrass the government. To counter this, the government resorted to force-feeding those women on hunger-strike – an act usually reserved for those held in what were then called lunatic asylums. This simple act greatly embarrassed the government. While it avoided the political disaster of a Suffragette dying in prison – thus creating a martyr for the movement – it simply did not reflect well on the government.

To get around this, the ‘Cat and Mouse Act’ was introduced. The logic behind this was simple: a Suffragette would be arrested; she would go on hunger strike; the authorities would wait until she was too weak (through lack of food) to do any harm if in public. She would then be released ‘on licence’. Once out of prison, it was assumed that the former prisoner would start to eat once again and re-gain her strength over a period of time. If she committed an offence while out on licence, she would be immediately re-arrested and returned to prison. Here, it was assumed that she would then go back on hunger strike. The authorities would then wait until she was too weak to cause trouble and then she would be re-released ‘on licence’.

The nickname of the act came about because of a cat’s habit of playing with its prey (a mouse) before finishing it off.

Research does indicate that the act did not do a great deal to deter the activities of theSuffragettes. Their violent actions only ceased with the outbreak of war and their support of the war effort. However, the start of the war in August 1914, and the ending of all Suffragette activities for the duration of the war, means that the potentially full impact of the ‘Cat and Mouse Act’ will never be known. 

Radio programme on rdaio 4 womans hour looking at the suffragette movement.
Interestingly it says they had effective branding used postcards to arrange meetings and even had a board game to raise funds.
Branding well ahead of the main political parties of the day.
They also held a vote on should men be trusted with the vote in a mock parliament.Maybe some food for thought (no hunger strike pun intended).

Feminist movie trailer
http://www.feministstories.comperson I mentioned is Germaine Greer

Interviews about Provos or Provocateurs in Amsterdam.





Hi Alex

Here is a sample of the poster campaign and exhibition for ANAD in 2010
It took classic ideals of beauty and portrayed them with eating disorders.
Might l;ink into your feminist argument


I dont’t know if is relevant, but  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Grey_Gardens
Hi Alexandra –

A shame that you couldn’t get into the class – it was just approved at the last minute, and so, I think that there’s a few folk like yourself…
Regardless, I would advise you to look at Will Eisner’s two books – ‘Comics & Sequential Art’ and ‘Graphic Storytelling and Visual Narrative’. Scott McCloud’s ‘Understanding Comics’ has become a touchstone book, and his ‘Making Comics’ is a nice companion.
Those books are the ones that people most often reference when talking about comic construction, and I think that at least three of them are available through the GSA library.
There’s also a great book by Ivan Brunetti called ‘Cartooning: Philosophy and Practice’, which you can get on Amazon for £10. It’s a 16 week syllabus of a course that he teaches in the USA, and is sandwiched between two longer essays which talk about his philosophy of the medium. One of the things that he mentions in his book is that with the rising popularity of comics, and the formal education that’s surrounding them now, that it could spawn a wave of technically reliable, but uninspiring, work.
And to that point, I would suggest that if you want to use comics as a way to develop your medium, make some comics. Then read a little bit of the ‘how-to’ books, then make some more comics. And let your natural voice and style develop in a way that makes sense for you. Read a lot of different graphic novels (again, the GSA library has a great selection) and general literature as well, then see what inspires you. I know this must sound like general ‘just-do-it’ kind of advice, but I think that some of the power that the medium possesses is that it really is kind of a young art form with a punk format, where anyone can do anything they want. There are some general rules about what usually works best and what doesn’t, but that’s not to say that you can’t subvert that and make something that’s new.
If you’d like to send me any of your work to look at, or meet to discuss it, I’d be happy to do so.


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