Saturday, 20 June 2020

John Lennon Video

Paul Speare has composed a tribute to John Lennon. Team Beswick & Pye are making a FAB video to go with Paul's music with a little help from their friends Martin Pickles and Rowland Smith.
Above: Lennon by Harry Pye
Above: Beatles 1 by Harry Pye
Above: (Instant Karma) a.k.a Beatles 2 by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith
Above: Jealous Guy by Harry Pye (badge by Sadie Hennersey)
Above: "The Fab 4" by Harry Pye and Rowland Smith
Above: Lennon by Harry Pye
Above: John, Julian and Cynthia by Harry Pye
Above: Yoko by Rowland Smith
Above: John & Yoko by Harry Pye & Rowland Smith
Above: Number 9 Dream by Harry Pye & Rowland Smith
Above: "There's Nothing To See Here" by Harry Pye
Above: Help
Above: "We All Shine On"
Above: Strawberry Beatles Forever
Above: Black and White Beatles

Monday, 15 June 2020

Issue Six of Le Document

The June issue of Le Document features poetry from John Hegley, and essay by Peter Suchin, and photography from Lee Palmer
Also included is an interview with Brix Smith Start of The Extricated. Paintig by Geoff and Eilidh Lucas, a profile on Dolly Parton and an ink drawing by Norman Kaghma
Find out for yourself by following the link: HERE

Sunday, 7 June 2020

MAD magazine's Al Jaffee retires at 99

Al Jaffee, officially the longest-working comic artist ever, has decided to retire at age 99. He's been contributing drawings for MAD magazine for the last 65 years.
Jaffee is best known for inventing the MAD Fold-In which always appeared on the inside of the back cover.
A few years back it was announced Al agreed to donate his work to the University of Columbia where it will be stored safely for future generations. Jaffee recently told the Washington Post that he was happy with his lot. “I’m living the life I wanted all along, which was to make people think and laugh.”

Friday, 29 May 2020

White Privilege

I have the privilege of a white person because I can do all of these things without thinking twice:
I can go birding (#ChristianCooper)
I can go jogging (#AmaudArbery)
I can relax in the comfort of my own home (#BothemSean and #AtatianaJefferson) I can ask for help after being in a car crash (#JonathanFerrell and #RenishaMcBride) I can have a cellphone (#StephonClark)
I can leave a party to get to safety (#JordanEdwards) I can play loud music (#JordanDavis) I can sell CDs (#AltonSterling)
I can sleep (#AiyanaJones) I can walk from the corner store (#MikeBrown) I can play cops and robbers (#TamirRice)
I can go to church or synagogue (#Charleston9) I can walk home with Skittles (#TrayvonMartin)
I can hold a hairbrush while leaving my own bachelor party (#SeanBell) I can party on New Years (#OscarGrant)
I can get a normal traffic ticket (#SandraBland)
I can lawfully carry a weapon (#PhilandoCastile) I can break down on a public road with car problems (#CoreyJones)
I can shop at Walmart (#JohnCrawford)
I can have a disabled vehicle (#TerrenceCrutcher)
I can read a book in my own car (#KeithScott)
I can be a 10yr old walking with our grandfather (#CliffordGlover) I can decorate for a party (#ClaudeReese) I can ask a cop a question (#RandyEvans) I can cash a check in peace (#YvonneSmallwood) I can take out my wallet (#AmadouDiallo)
I can run (#WalterScott)
I can breathe (#EricGarner)
I can live (#FreddieGray)
I CAN BE ARRESTED WITHOUT THE FEAR OF BEING MURDERED (#GeorgeFloyd)
White privilege is real. Take a minute to consider a Black person’s experience today. #BlackLivesMatter
Watch comment by Van Jones: here

Thursday, 14 May 2020

Issue 5 of Le Document will be available soon

Le Document's 5th issue is on it's way. The Album of the Month is the debut by The Sinclairs.
The drawing of the month is by Dominic Kennendy.
Pet of Month is Lola.
There's an exclusive interview with Tjinder from Cornershop.
Chris Tosic pays tribute to Florian Schneider.
More news soon.
See previous issues of Le Document here

Tuesday, 14 April 2020

Issue 4 of Le Document will be available soon

Issue 4 will feature photography by Robert Raynard, a drawing by Louise Camrass,
an interview with Anne Pigalle, a profile on Henri Rousseau, a story about Elvis Presley in Paris, and much, much more. (Photo of Anne Pigalle by Pascal Ancel Batholdi)