Monday, December 3, 2012
Saturday, February 11, 2012
The "Hotel" that isn't a hotel, it's the town center:
One of many buildings in the city with a Bande Dessinee-esque mural. (These murals are up all year; not just for the festival)
The Herge statue in near the center of town is permanent; the tent behind is one of the many tents put up throughout the town for the festival.
Inside one of the tents. Here's one of several "festival" booths selling souvenirs of the show:
This year, we dropped off Stuart Ng Books cards at the freebie table. Happy to say they were snapped up!
Mr. Herge sported several different looks during the convention:
This is one of the most elaborate booths at the show.... they have a wooden "book bar"... and extra chairs that were quite popular with tired attendees.
Several of the booths feature prints and posters like this:
At almost every booth, you'll see artists doing elaborate sketches for signings in the French style.
I liked the spiral display of books at this booth:
And this cute book about a cartoonists life with his dog "Dugly" had this wall of photos of someone dressed in as Dugly visiting famous sites in Paris.
Stuart spends a lot of time going through booths.. large and small.. to review the books and catch up with artists and colleagues...
Here's Stuart with artist Enrique Fernandez
Stuart and the line for fans to meet another artist friend...
Chatting after the signing....
Stuart and Juanjo Guarnido (artist of Blacksad)
Artist Stan Sakai was also signing at the festival!
2012 was the 39th year for this festival. Stuart has attended every year since since 2005.
There's a great interview with Craig on John Fleskes' blog:
Friday, January 6, 2012
The Printing Museum Invites You
to Come Celebrate…
Saturday Jan 14th 2012
from 10AM to 4PM
Come celebrate our Founding Father Ben Franklin’s Birthday at the Museum! Join the festivities with cake, punch and more. Activities will be going on all day including making your own Almanac “the 18th century way” and hand printing your own Colonial keepsakes using our antique type and printing presses.
Special Presentations include:
11:00 AM – The Inventive Dr. Franklin (Family Version). Family show recommended for all ages.
1:00 PM – The Inventive Dr. Franklin (Adult Version) including a symposium at 2:15: “Ben & Me” – An actor’s view of Franklin and his time with Phil Soinski (AKA – Ben Franklin). Adult show recommended for
15 or above in age.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
Here's a quote from John Walsh article in THE INDEPENDENT from Jan 4, 2012:
The main inspiration for Searle's view of human nature was his wartime incarceration in a Japanese POW camp and on the Siam-Burma Death Railway. Afflicted with malaria and ulcers, starving and close to death, he kept drawing his emaciated fellow prisoners, to leave behind a record of their experiences; he was obliged to hide them under the mattresses of those dying of cholera (the guards would not go near, for fear of infection). Most of the pictures are now in the Imperial War Museum.
Searle was immensely prolific in the 1950s and 1960s, drawing for scores of magazines including Punch, The New Yorker, Life and Holiday. His unmistakable figures, now in Edwardian garb, could be found in the credit sequence of the movies Those Magnificent Men in Their Flying Machines (1965) and Monte Carlo or Bust (1969) and he published several books of drawings – his favorites subjects were cats and the streets of Paris – over the next three decades.
Read the rest of John Walsh's article in THE INDEPENDENT via this link:
Monday, January 2, 2012
What a way to start the new year... check out this interview with Alan Rickman from the LA Times "Hero Complex" blog
An interior page:
Of course, there's a story behind every book in our inventory... but the story of the Pres sketchbook is something to be cherished. Read more on the Nov 21st post... or on our website athttp://stuartngbooks.com/new-arrivals/romanillos-pres-romanillos-sketchbook.html