Yikes' it's Saturday and I still haven't got anything up - yet!!!
Partly because I'm chasing my tail in a variety of different directions, endless list of activities, including new pages for "Cloud 109' as I'm getting a bit panicked about the project falling prey to the "Grand Designs" phenomenon - you know the bit when Kevin McCloud visits the Louis Kahn styled edifice rising boldly out of an Irish peat bog only to find that the thirty something couple who made a killing in the city and took early retirement have run out of funds and the whole project is slowly sinking into the slough.
And then on top of that there's "Wrong" which is great fun and the story I'm working on needs completing and to facilitate all these activities I do need to do the occasional bit of paid work, which helps to keep the bailiffs at bay.
But there is one activity that I'm engaged on which is going to come to my rescue and that is the scanning and restoration of some fabulous covers by U.K. purveyor of "noire" fantasies extraordinaire Mr Denis McLoughlin. The covers are going to appear in a forthcoming and long overdue (imo) book on the art of this great man. More of this later.
Many thanks to Steven Taylor for supplying scans of TVBs 41 (first of the illustrated covers in the series), 45, 46, 54, 57 and 66.
Here's a sample of the original scans - these little gems are really difficult to source in high grade - so some of the restoration work can be a real fiddle, in fact there's one cover that I'm having to assemble from two different sources - so if you can help with sourcing high grade copies of these books do give us a shout.
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