Tuesday, January 24, 2012

Canadian musical micro break

From "Angel", by Derek May, Canada 1966. In this short film, a young man, a girl and a dog attempt to fly with wings more symbolic than practical. Music by poet Leonard Cohen, performed by The Stormy Clover.

Saturday, January 21, 2012

Boxing assignment.

"Championze" by Eddy Vaccaro and Aurelien Decoudray. Published by Futuropolis.

  "L'Enrage", by Baru. Published by Dupuis.
"Drawn in strikingly bold and aggressively heavy pencils, and fleshed out with jagged watercolors, "L'Enrage" tells the tale of Anton Witkowski, a Polish boxer living in the French suburbs. Alienated from his father, and from society in general, he sets his mind on becoming the world champion because he is good with his fists and craves money. He is an arrogant athlete caught up in an uncaring and corrupt world, and he fights with bitterness and, as the title suggests, a great deal of rage". Bart Beaty Reviews. For more information.

Poster made by Italian Comic Creator and illustrator Igort
Fantasgraphic Books published some of his graphic novels.

Spring Semester 2012 - Boxing!

January 17th was the 70 anniversary of Muhamad Ali. 
Ali (born Cassius Marcellus Clay) is an American former professional boxer, philanthropist, and social activist.  
Crowned "Sportsman of the Century" by Sports Illustrated and "Sports Personality of the Century", by the BBC, Ali was a cultural icon.
So, let's start the semester with Muhammad Ali!

Jonah Winter is the author of many acclaimed picture books, including Dizzy, about Dizzy Gillespie; Diego, a biography of Diego Rivera; Frida, about artist Fried Kahlo, which was a Parents’ Choice Gold Medal winner; and The 39 Apartments of Ludwig Van Beethoven. He lives in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.
François Roca is the illustrator of several books, including Twenty-One Elephants and Still Standing by April Prince Jones. He lives in Paris, France.

Publisher: Random House Children's Books. Publication date: 1/8/2008
Age range: 4 - 8 Years