Wilson by Daniel Clowes I guess my introduction to Daniel Clowes was the movie Ghost World – and then much later I read the collected strips of it when published as a single-volume graphic. There was probably the movie Art School Confidential in there too before I ever got to the comics. But in the […]
Late last year I started playing the drums again – after at least six or seven years without touching the sticks and even longer since I took it seriously in any sort of practicing-regime way. Earlier this year I bought a basketball and started making trips to any hoop I might find to try my […]
Welcome to episode 198 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and La Petite Chocolat. Now – as you probably know, as well as the usual platforms (this site, soundcloud, iTunes/Apple) you can now get to Sweetman Podcast on Spotify – follow it there and have it saved […]
Welcome to episode 102 of Sweetman Podcast with support from our sponsors – T Leaf T, Yeastie Boys and Le Petite Chocolat. This one is a chat with visual artist Marie Le Lievre. She’s a Christchurch-based artist. A painter, primarily. Though her current show at Bartley & Company in Wellington features drawings and paintings.
I started buying albums in the 70s and it was a great time for the cover artwork. I have to admit that was part of the attraction for me – those Hipgnosis and Roger Dean images grabbed my imagination. It was an essential aspect to enjoying an album for me. By the time the Spines […]
156 divided by 52 equals 3 It’s the longest I’ve ever held a job I did have a week off when my computer went bung about six months ago Each week I seem to be able to come up with something or it presents itself But every now and then I’ll just want to throw […]
The Singing Bones: Inspired by Grimms’ Fairy Tales Shaun Tan Allen & Unwin Australian artist and writer Shaun Tan creates worlds you fall into; places and spaces you must revisit. Whether working wordlessly (The Arrival) or telling a story through words and images (The Red Tree) his work is memorable, brilliantly evocative and he is […]