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Apr 09, 2020

Excelente collection of Hewlett's ilustrations from the past 25 years. I would have liked to see more Gorillaz Art though. The whole book is a great experience. Proove of Hewlett's gigantic talent and life view.
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Dec 21, 2017

I picked this up because Im a fan of Hewletts comic book work (not just Tank Girl, but also Hewligans Haircut and his other work with writer Peter Milligan) and his innovative work with the virtual band the Gorillaz.

The book is big and impressive, charting a 25-year career in comics, commercial art, design, illustration and animation. It makes a statement, establishing Hewletts place in the cultural landscape.

As a comic book fan, I think of Hewlett as a comic book artist first and foremost. I picked this up because I’m a fan of Hewlett’s comic book work (not just Tank Girl, but also Hewligan’s Haircut and his other work with writer Peter Milligan) and his innovative work with the “virtual band” the Gorillaz.

The book is big and impressive, charting a 25-year career in comics, commercial art, design, illustration and animation. It makes a statement, establishing Hewlett’s place in the cultural landscape.

As a comic book fan, I think of Hewlett as a comic book artist first and foremost. While that’s how he got his start, he really hasn’t worked in comics for years. In the book, he mentions in passing how he’d rather starve than do superhero comics. But, his character design work on the Gorillaz is so reminiscent of his comic book work that they blend together seemlessly.

The Gorillaz material dominates the book, as it has dominated his career to date. But, it’s the other projects that the book brings to light that I find fascinating. I came for Tank Girl and the Gorillaz, but I stayed for the lesser-known works, like his Bangladesh plein air watercolors or his intricate nature drawings.

My only complaint with the Bangladesh section is that it was too short. The text for the section builds up this trip to Bangladesh on behalf of Oxfam as a huge turning point in his personal and professional development, but then we only get to see six small pieces.

I guess it’s a good book if the main complaint is that it’s too short. But, there’s definitely a feel that the book is just skimming the surface. Each section could have been fleshed out to become its own book. Though, presumably we’re getting the best of what was available. Hewlett mentions in the beginning that a lot of his early comic book art, especially, has been lost over the years (either not returned by the publisher, or given away or sold or just disappeared). In some ways, it’s a scrapbook, as well as a career survey.

One thing I was hoping to see that sadly wasn’t included was his bottle designs for Absolut vodka. Those bottle are gorgeous. But, I was pleasantly surprised by the inclusion of a comic I didn’t even know about: a strip called Get the Freebies! for The Face magazine. Again, as viewed from the career retrospective context of the book, the point is more to show examples of his style for artistic appreciation than it is to present a collection of strips for reading enjoyment, but his Get the Freebies! strips were well represented and a joy to discover, as well as his rarely-seen strip The 16s, where Hewlett re-teamed with his Tank Girl co-creator, Alan Martin, for a Calvin & Hobbes-style comic.

But, what I loved about the book, aside from the chance to see other sides to the artist (and the chance to see his beautiful wife naked in the Honey section) is that is that it really puts into words what I love so much about his style. I couldn’t articulate it before, but there is a playfulness and joy to his work that is undeniably charming. Even (or especially) in works like Tank Girl, where he’s drawing a badass, tough punk girl in a post-apocalyptic landscape, it’s oddly and unabashedly joyful.

Hewlett talks about being inspired mainly by MAD magazine and you can see the irreverent, satirical humor in the personalities and attitudes of his characters. His character designs are cartoon-ish, but detailed. He’s clearly an artist who spends hours observing, people-watching, noticing small details in facial expression, body language, fashion and incorporating those details into even his quick sketches. This has the unique effect of making his drawings appear to be both meticulous and off-the-cuff at the same time. He’s said in another interview (not included here) that he doesn’t like to re-draw things because the drawings lose their spontaneity. But, looking at the lyrical pine tree drawings, especially, you can see that his spontaneous drawing style is built upon a foundation of careful observation.

Hewlett also just clearly loves the things that he draws. Going back to his comic book work, his cartoony style reminds me a bit of ’90s alternative-comics trailblazer Peter Bagge (who shares some of Hewlett’s influences, most notably MAD magazine and Warner Bros. cartoons). But, where Bagge has a more contemptuous satirical tone and a darker streak (in the underground American tradition of Robert Crumb), Hewlett (in accordance with British custom) is just having fun taking the piss out of people he loves. ...more
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Jan 16, 2020

My favourite artist. This book is much more than a greatest hits collection, which is what I thought it might be when I saw it. Its a culmination of so many years of work, as Hewlett transitions from a cult comic artist to the artist behind the worlds greatest virtual band. I dip into it so many times and its perpetually on display in my bookshelf. My favourite artist. This book is much more than a greatest hits collection, which is what I thought it might be when I saw it. It’s a culmination of so many years of work, as Hewlett transitions from a cult comic artist to the artist behind the world’s greatest virtual band. I dip into it so many times and it’s perpetually on display in my bookshelf. ...more
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Sep 08, 2018

This book is a real gem and Jamie Hewlett is a genius. Love this so much.
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Feb 09, 2018

Nice display of Jamies work, with a few new illustrations. Nice display of Jamie’s work, with a few new illustrations. ...more
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Nov 06, 2018

Surtido rico, es un gran compilado de la carrera de Jamie Hewlett. Algunas ilustraciones de Tank Girl (The Cream Of Tank Girl, Integral de Tank Girl, La Odisea), Gorillaz (Rise Of The Ogre / Era de Humanz), Monkey Journey To The West, entre otros proyectos...Algunas ilustraciones de Gorillaz se ven pequeñas en comparación al tamaño del libro, pero es divertido de principio a fin. Cada sección contiene un prefacio acerca de cada proyecto. Lo recomiendo si no han visto otros libros de este gran Surtido rico, es un gran compilado de la carrera de Jamie Hewlett. Algunas ilustraciones de Tank Girl (The Cream Of Tank Girl, Integral de Tank Girl, La Odisea), Gorillaz (Rise Of The Ogre / Era de Humanz), Monkey Journey To The West, entre otros proyectos...Algunas ilustraciones de Gorillaz se ven pequeñas en comparación al tamaño del libro, pero es divertido de principio a fin. Cada sección contiene un prefacio acerca de cada proyecto. Lo recomiendo si no han visto otros libros de este gran ilustrador. ...more

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