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
14 Feb: Join us in a fortnight for informal fun sketching, meeting up over a drink. We hope this will be the first of many! pic.twitter.com/LtAuQEsSZ6
18 Jun 18: A reminder that this Thursday 21st June, we have a great evening lined up with guest speakers Bob Molesworth and Ny… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
12 Jun 18: We are extremely excited to announce our Summer Solstice meetup - Two great comic artists - Bob Molesworth and Nye… twitter.com/i/web/status/1…
20h: **ALERT** We still have 2 spaces remaining for our very special printing event on Thursday evening at BiP in Kemp T… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…
14 Mar 18: Introducing BiG member Jan Barger. Jan has written and illustrated nine picture books including BEDTIME, NELLY! and… twitter.com/i/web/status/9…