6 October 2006

The colourful comments of Pat Robertson and his conservative chums...

How long? Ooh about a month back, I reckon, I received a message in flickr:

garrett county press (www.gcpress.com) is publishing a coloring book in the fall. the coloring book is about the rhetoric of Pat Robertson and his conservative friends. to celebrate its release I'm asking favorite artists to "color in" panels from the book. the results will be displayed on powells.com. are you interested in participating?

best,
gk darby
gcpress.com


For those not from America and therefore ignorant, such as I, Powells is an independent bookshop and Pat Robertson is a twat. The colouring book is a selection of quotes by Pat and his chums with accompanying illustrations to colour in.

Anyway, I said yes and 'coloured in' a couple of pages for them. The one below is the one they decided not to use - I'll post the one they did use in a few weeks. We were told to interpret 'colouring in' however we wanted and to use as much or as little (indeed nothing if we wanted) of the page we were 'colouring in'.

I messed around with traditional and modern cutting and pasting, coloured in with pencils the old fashioned way and drew my very own Dubya Chimp to be Tinky's Civil Partner using pigment liners (not to mention the body of the fetish vicar).

Pat Robertson colouring book thingummy - the unused one


My payment is fame and glory via the Powells website, a sneaky preview of all the other wonderful colouring in from around the world (the urls of which I've had to promise, on pain of death, not to divulge - I think I'll be allowed to link to my faves once it's all public though) and a copy of the book itself would yeh believe through the old fashioned post.

Meantime I'm rehearsing, avoiding banks, starting a psycho dynamic therapy group and generally feeling rather shite.

Roll on summer sez I!

5 comments:

Inconsequential said...

is this an american thing....
odd people the americans....
europe's cast offs...
they claim to have history and culture...like i say, odd people...

Molly Bloom said...

I'm so glad that this came off Dem. Brilliant.

I do hope that you are feeling ok Dem. Contact me if you need anything mateyxx

Natalie said...

Great stuff Dem and may your talent be recognised as far and wide as the eye can see and then some. Looking forward to seeing more about this "colouring book" when ready.

Have missed your stopping by at the Blaug lately but then I haven't been posting very frequently. Hope you're OK? Send an email?

rr said...

Ayup Dem. Hurrah for the colouring! Yes, roll on summer. Sigh. But interesting stuff seems to be happening, so that's good.

Dem said...

Heyup everyone and sorry that I've been so slack in (not) replying to comments - half 'busy with play' and three-quarters 'can't be arsed' (and if you add that all up you'll see how full my life is right now - but mainly with can't be arsed) (and I should say that the 'can't be arsed' is all about me and nothing to do with the comments or commentators that I've neglected).

Anyway...

Inconsequential - I know loads of lovely Americans but I sometimes wonder why they don't all move to Canada (the lovely Americans that is). I suppose it's a beautiful country and that's what keeps me in England so I can't really knock it. If you measure history in terms of war and the like then they've had a HELL of a history lately.

Molly - I've been up and down, and in a way where the downs are more meaningful and durable than the ups, for months now and it's worn me out but I must and will survive. This too will pass as they say as they pass.

Natalie - I haven't been doing a whole lot of blogreading, blogwriting, blogdrawing or blogcommenting lately - I'm sorry that you're feeling neglected! I'll email you soon I promise - I won't to find out where I can view your Imagine thing online because I suspect I'll be in Finland when it happens.

rr - ayup! Actually I'm not sure why I said that about summer because I've felt lousy all summer and I am particularly looking forward to taking my daughter to a frozen Finland in february (well it better be frozen, snowed on and all that malarkey or I want a refund!). Anyway, thanks for stopping by and leaving your mark - it's good to see you sounding a little more spring heeled than when we last found reason to exchange correspondence - long may it continue!