Posts Tagged ‘ NICK ABADZIS, guest blogger ’


May 12, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
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[From the Drawing Board of Nick Abadzis] A cartoonist friend of mine once told me about another cartoonist friend of his who sneered at the idea of spending time doing life drawing. This isn’t from the horse’s mouth, you understand, so it could be a wind-up, as I have difficulty imagining a cartoonist who would Read the Rest…

April 1, 2008
Posted by: Mark Siegel
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Have a look-see: Nick Abadzis calls this gem a ‘micro site’ dedicated to the making of his LAIKA. Well worth a visit, it’s a beauty! It’s an online version of the slideshow talk he gave at various venues last October and November when Laika came out.  http://www.nickabadzis.com/laika/ "a luminous masterpiece filled with pathos and poignancy"—Kirkus Read the Rest…

October 1, 2007
Posted by: Mark Siegel
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From the drawing board of Nick Abadzis “Where do you get your ideas from?” This is supposedly the dumbest question a person could ask a storyteller – a cartoonist, a writer, a performance artist or whatever. But it’s a question that hints at the cluelessness any storyteller faces at the beginning of the creation of Read the Rest…

March 27, 2007
Posted by: Danica Novgorodoff
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A British copper gets on the bus. Note the lack of a gun.

Journeys Home The day ends, the working week finishes and people wait for their connections at bus stops. There’s just time to put these down before my own bus arrives.

Another Train Drawing There’s no story to this picture, other than I liked the look of the woman. She was engrossed in her book and wore a great jacket, with little epaulettes. She was very stylish in a quiet, unfussy way.

Furtive Gentleman Strange-looking character drawn on a train. Looked like he might be a spy, or a scientist working on a top-secret government project. You should never judge a book by it’s cover… but sometimes it’s a laugh to speculate. And anyway, I can’t help it – I make up stories for a living. Maybe Read the Rest…

Greek Men and Their Weird Cars No. 3 This old Ford Anglia sits on the forecourt of my brother’s garage. His friend Nick, a car bodywork master craftsman, is refurbishing it. Nick can make any car look like it was built yesterday. Ford Anglias, with their strange, swept-back rear windows remind me of my uncle Read the Rest…

Bus Ride This kid was about 9 or 10 years old. He was relaxed, happy-seeming, making funny little observations to himself in the way that kids do. I thought the woman sitting next to him was his mother, but then she got off a stop before him. I realized then he’d just been happily talking Read the Rest…

Charon – Getting the Character Right  This character appears in the forthcoming graphic novel Laika. The character is unnamed in the story, but I think of him as Charon. He’s actually a life saver rather than a ferryman to the realm of the dead, but he does play a similar sort of role. In the promo Read the Rest…