Sunday, March 31, 2013

An additional thought regarding "Freeway Fighter"

Some people are no doubt wondering why I did not sound off on the matter of Freeway Fighter's artwork, an issue that is known to inflame the passions and set brother against brother.

You see, I am given to understand that some Past Readers have experienced critical thoughts regarding the artwork in this book and moreover that a minority of this disgruntled group have also seen fit to give form to those thoughts and publicly express them to others.

Let me not be misconstrued! I make no such criticism here. Construe me exactly on this, please. The archives indicate that the artist has in fact personally responded to such things before, pointing out that he was in a big rush when he drew everything 'cos he was called in at the last minute, and only had nine days to finish everything, and four of them were spent getting the broken branch in the foreground of this drawing just so.

You know the roller ruler come out for this one too.

Have you really looked at it though?
This is, in fact, one of my direst fears - that some day, someone I've mentioned will take umbrage at my churlish and unfair ribbing, point a just and knobbly finger directly at my shrivelled coward's heart and say to me: "And what, blogger, have YOU ever accomplished?"

"Nothing," I will gasp out between the sobs, "I have done nothing."

Illustrator Kevin Bulmer has precisely captured the moment when the bullets come shooting out of this gun. What have YOU done lately?

1 comment:

  1. I haven't published anything either (besides internet stuff), hrmm.


    Come on man! The publishing process is a horrible mess. I hear the number of rejections you get is in the hundreds if not thousands. I mean, how much begging and blindfolded dart throwing is acceptable before one calls it insanity? And what about this catch 22 thing where you need to have published something in order to publish something?

    No, that guy should have had a ready-made scrapbook with HUNDREDS of pics showing cars doing things in every conceivable position.