Sat 23 Jun 2012 by Penny Dann
Well, those of you that didn’t make it to the last meeting missed a right treat…
The fabulous Joe Berger and Pascal Wyse spoke on the nature of their collaboration, rather astutely summed up for us here
Joe on Pascal
“He’s almost always right – sometimes.”
Pascal on Joe
“It only really works because of me.”
Their prolific writing and cartooning output runs alongside Pascal’s other careers in journalism and music, and Joe’s picture books and animation work.
It was a test for the audience to concentrate whilst laughing at the cartoons as they talked us through the history and the process behind their work. They revealed the importance of timing, even within a single frame - the critical mix that takes into account the time a viewer will give a piece, and the ‘gap’ between words and pictures - it has to be just the right size for the viewer to fill in the missing piece to complete the gag.
After time spent on “The Pitchers” about a pair of distinctly unsuccessful writers in Hollywood they moved through broader themes, later settling on the subject of food. After all “everyone eats – well, almost everyone”. These run each week in the Saturday Guardian Magazine… Dear Reader, I just love ‘em!
Tweets from @bigillustrators and friends
5 Dec: #DACS Checked your accounts BIG members? if you applied for DACS this year, most people received their payback money yesterday.. Hurrah!
4 Dec: Pink & Orange combo.. what could be nicer! pic.twitter.com/oLh266FHTv
3 Dec: Free cut-out'n'keep corporate villain tree decoration. Real Christmassy. Download here: dropbox.com/s/p28srvokdv24…
3 Dec: BIG Xmas Party!! - Blog - Brighton Illustrators Group: brightonillustrators.co.uk/blog/big_xmas_… via @brightonillustrators
29 Nov: BIG Who Cares? - Blog - Brighton Illustrators Group: brightonillustrators.co.uk/blog/big_who_c… read our report on the way forward for BIG next year
13 Nov: Norman 'Fatboy Slim' Cook opening his birthday present of a special edition Big Beach Cafe poster by me :-) pic.twitter.com/RuJ5TIYVHa