Friday, October 28, 2005

Comic convention





There was a small, 2 day comic convention being held in the city while I was there. Lots of publishing houses & artists exhibiting their 'bandes dessinees' - the hard-back graphic novels that are prevalent in French comic book stores. One table was encouraging people to sit down & make drawings for the wall so I seized the opportunity to shamelssly promote my blog & the Eurovision Art Challenge!
The guest of honour was Italian comic maestro Sergio Toppi. His style is like a cross between Klimt, Robert McGinniss & Bill Siencewicz. I bought one of his books & stood in line for 2 hours to get a drawing in it from him. However, he drew so slowly that he only made about 8 drawings in that time & I had to give up before one of us died of old age! The images by him above are copyright Sergio Toppi & Mosquito Publishing.

10 comments:

Alina Chau said...

These are really amazing!

Elliot said...

I do not know of this bloke but I shall look him up.
Such a slow drawer - were you surprised?

BenerdWalkin said...

Hey Matt

it's cool your back...nice sketch work

limbolo said...

Great to know that the legendary and incomparable Toppi is still around and drawing as well as ever.
Over twenty tears ago I came across one his books for the first time: EL UOMO DEL NILO.
Long life, health and strength to Papa Sergio....truly the father of this school of BD draughtsmanship.

Yaxin said...

Sergio Toppi,
thanx for posting something about this
Master...it's still a lot of people who don't know about him.
:-DD

alberto mielgo said...

Great sketches, Mad.
Looks that those french people organize comic festivals all the year and in all the Villages...We all rest of the world should copy this.

I also love Toppi.
Thanks for the post, as I forgot about him ages ago!

alberto mielgo said...

I mean : MATT!!!!!!!!

UM said...

post new stuff, ya lazy git!

Matthew Cruickshank said...

Why were you walking so funny the other night?

Kristian Antonelli said...

Hello, matt
I think your work is amazing. I'm not sure wether you remember me. You graciously invited me to show my reel to ya'll at ULI's. Anyway i'd just like to thank you for giveing me the time to show pro's like yourself my work. kristian
www.kristianantonelli.blogspot.com