In the spotlight.
If you don't like a piece of art, you can look at it in a nano-second and move on...
Still to be neat, still to be drest,
As you were going to a feast;
Still to be powder'd, still perfum'd,
Lady, it is to be presumed,
Though art's hid causes are not found,
All is not sweet, all is not sound.
Give me a look, give me a face,
That makes simplicity a grace;
Robes loosely flowing, hair as free:
Such sweet neglect more taketh me,
Than all the adulteries of art;
They strike mine eyes, but not my heart.
Ben Jonson 1573 - 1637
The first conic strip was 'The Yellow Kid' by Richard Felton Outcault, which appeared in the Sunday newspaper New York World 1896; it was immediately successful and others soon followed. Current comic strip include 'Peanuts' by Charles M Schulz which began in 1950 and was read daily by 60 million people by the end of the 1960's.
Our offering is interesting but clearly not in the same league as the masters of this dynamic format. We bow to the extreme brilliance of these masters.
Enjoy the 'Beeno' our tribute to this formidable artform and successful mass media communicator.
Copyright Gimmeahug Limited 2007
The sun had long since in the lap
Of Thetis, taken out his nap,
And like a lobster boil'd, the morn
From red to black began to turn.
Samuel Butler 1612 - 1680
LEATHER TO LATEX
A moment of change from luxurious scarlet hide to lustrous ebony latex its polished, stretched surface unlike any other material.
When Beauty and Beauty meet
All naked, fair to fair,
The earth is crying-sweet,
And scattering-bright the air,
Eddying, dizzying, closing round,
With soft and drunken laughter;
Veiling all that may befall
After - after -
Rupert Brooke 1887-1915