Article published on October 27, 2011.
Noel Fielding’s book channels the creative influences of Henri Rousseau, Roy Lichtenstein and Salvador Dali, through the comedian’s strange and singular, not to say surreal mind. Hilarious and beautifully produced, the book is a visual feast which will delight and entertain Noel’s millions of fans.
“Growing up in the jungles of India there was no need for drawing or painting. I would sometimes arrange ants into primitive still lives or scratch out portraits onto the trunks of trees. Things changed when I was 11, a lame tiger who owned a stationery shop gave me the keys to his stock room, I would roll around in acrylic and oil pastels in reverie, licking canvases and tucking coloured pencils into my wild hair. It was here I learned how to draw and paint well enough to be accepted into Croyden Art College. There, Dexter Dalwood (Turner Prize nominee) taught me and after two years under his supreme tutelage and much hard graft he adviced me to become a comedian.” Noel Fielding
The Girl Who Circumnaviated Fairyland in a Ship of Her Own Making, by Catherynne Valente
Get Cooking with Heston
You may also like
If this beautiful and honest tale of childhood doesn’t touch you it may be time ......
Important, accessible, beautifully written and frequently evocative