Monthly Archives: December 2010

What is GONZO?

GONZO – a graphic novel biography of Hunter S Thompson from SelfMadeHero on Vimeo. “If you’re going to be crazy, you have to get paid for it or else you’re going to be locked up” “The great American iconoclast, the … Continue reading

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Cats win comics!

We are big feline fans here at SelfMadeHero. We adore the adventures of Blacksad (Dargaud); we love the Devil’s mischievous cat, Behemoth, in Bulgakov’s The Master & Margarita (graphic novel by SelfMadeHero) and we can’t see the funny side of Alice M. Brock’s tongue-in-cheek classic How … Continue reading

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Guest blogger: Anthony Hope-Smith – the artists who inspire me

A while back the SelfMadeHero gang asked their artists to put together Influence Maps of exactly that – our influences! Well a million years after the fact, here I am with my own verbose version…. Now this is no easy … Continue reading

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Martin Rowson wins Political Cartoonist of the Year 2010!

We’re delighted to announce that Martin Rowson, author of the graphic novel The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman has won the Political Cartoon Society’s “Political Cartoonist of the Year” award. The Jury’s citation reads as follows: In a … Continue reading

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Exclusive Gosh! Bookplate Edition

[shamelessly adapted from the Gosh! blog] “Myths and legends die hard in America. We love them for the extra dimension they provide, the illusion of near-infinite possibility to erase the narrow confines of most men’s reality. Weird heroes and mold-breaking … Continue reading

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Inking GONZO

When SelfMadeHero commissioned Will Bingley and Anthony Hope-Smith to produce a graphic novel biography of Hunter S. Thompson, we didn’t realise that so many people had drawn Hunter S. Thompson before. We were, of course, huge fans of Ralph Steadman’s … Continue reading

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In case you missed it…

Languishing behind The Times paywall is a nice selection of graphic novel recommendations for Christmas 2010. Well, we have to admit that what we’re about to do is probably immoral and illegal but we hope The Times won’t mind too … Continue reading

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The Prison Sheet

Did you think that being a comic book artist was all fun and games? Think again! What you can see above (and bottom) are pictures of I.N.J. Culbard’s so called “Prison Sheet” for his forthcoming Sherlock Holmes graphic novel. When … Continue reading

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