From 'The Funeral' Images/Text © Barnaby Richards
"The Funeral pictures the paradoxical events surrounding the disappearance of a loved one". Its published by Atlantic Press
and is a complete steal at just £4.
I don't know much about Barnaby other than he is a recent graduate of MA Illustration course at Falmouth
. He doesn't seem to have a website yet which is a real shame.
I also have a few of his other books which I picked up in Magma.
- 20 Artistic Things, 20 Enchanting things and 20 Scary Things. Each one is a collection of line drawings - one per page- on the title theme. There is something both dark and charming about these collection of simple drawings that I really enjoy. I particularly like the quiet expressions on his characters. I always get a kick out of looking at them.
I've done a little book making myself but it very hard to find the time. It's very much something I'd like to do more of in the future. I also took a screenprinting course this summer so am hoping in the new year to be able to my new skills into practice!
In the meantime, It's nice just to enjoy the labour of loves of other artists. I'm also a fan of Andy Smith's
screen printed books
and the great stuff Tom Gauld* and Simone Lia publish under Cabanon Press.
*The current issue of Specialten DVD Magazine
includes a free A4 print by Tom Gauld in the current issue (no.16)