Monday, January 21, 2013

Bats and Boids

Ralph Steadman comes from my favourite branch of the Cartoonist Tree; far from the clean cut monochromatic nests of Disney lies the blotted wonderful world of gonzo art, where Steadman perches along with Gerald Scarfe, Trace Hodgson and a fine fangled line-up of others.

The DomPost uses Cringe #7 (Kiwi Connection) to highlight Steadman's latest work, Extinct Boids. There's a moa in it. I can't afford the book, and I certainly can't afford prints from that collection.

Someone might gift a copy of this to the Republican Movement. I'm saving my pennies for this beauty:

A fine reminder that democracy is a messy necessity.