Tag Archives: biography

New release: Josephine Baker by Catel and Bocquet

Dancer, civil rights activist, supporter of the Resistance and mother to the “Rainbow Tribe”: Josephine Baker packed a lot into her 68 years. Hers is a life that demands a monumental portrait, and French creative team Catel and Bocquet have … Continue reading

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Inspirations: Néjib on Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie

In Haddon Hall: When David Invented Bowie, French comics artist and graphic designer Néjib tells the story of the young musician’s formative years, living and working in a Victorian house in Beckenham, south-east London. Here, Néjib reveals his inspirations and influences, … Continue reading

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Typex brings Rembrandt to The National Gallery

“First there was Rembrandt, then there was Typex!” Nick Cave Typex, creator of the acclaimed graphic novel biography of Rembrandt, will be in London next week to lead two workshops at The National Gallery. His trip coincides with the Gallery’s Rembrandt: The … Continue reading

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New Release: Vincent by Barbara Stok

Today we publish Vincent, a graphic biography of Van Gogh by Dutch creator Barbara Stok. The second book in SelfMadeHero’s Art Masters series, Vincent documents the brief and intense period of creativity Van Gogh spent in Arles, Provence. Away from Paris, the painter … Continue reading

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Rosie Goldsmith in Conversation with Typex at Waterstones Covent Garden

Dutch writer and artist Typex will discuss his acclaimed graphic biography of Rembrandt at Waterstones Covent Garden on Thursday 20th June. The graphic novel, which depicts the artist’s colourful life and paintings, was commissioned with the support of the recently … Continue reading

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Toronto: Draw Kiki at TCAF!

We’ve teamed up with Dr. Sketchy’s Toronto to present a very special Anti-Art class as part of Toronto Comic Arts Festival. We’re stepping back in time to 1920s Paris for a special Sketchy’s with themed poses, performances and prizes to celebrate … Continue reading

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The Rum Diary – popcorn, Gonzo, action!

Ooh, we’ve just seen the trailer for the film adaptation of the ‘lost’ Hunter S. Thompson novel, The Rum Diary! It looks ace (see the link at the bottom of the post). In a nutshell, (thanks Wikipedia) “the story involves a journalist … Continue reading

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Kiki: The Times Cheltenham Festival

We are delighted to announce that SelfMadeHero will present a spectacular event at this year’s Times Cheltenham Literary Festival. In an event to top their own Valentine’s Day launch in London, Kiki’s creators, Catel and Bocquet, will host a magnificent … Continue reading

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The Reinhard Kleist interview

Why did you decide to make a comic about Fidel Castro? First and foremost, it is a biography. My aim was to inform people about what was going on during the revolution, what kind of character Castro is, where he … Continue reading

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Mojito Monday – The Castro launch at Foyles

As we all know, Monday night is the new Thursday night, which in itself is the new Friday night. Next Monday is also American Independence Day! So what better way to spend Monday 4th July is there, than spending it with … Continue reading

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