The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton

The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton

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By (author) Noel Fielding

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  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback | 224 pages
  • Dimensions: 180mm x 240mm x 36mm | 940g
  • Publication date: 1 April 2012
  • Publication City/Country: Edinburgh
  • ISBN 10: 0857862057
  • ISBN 13: 9780857862051
  • Edition statement: Main
  • Illustrations note: chiefly col. Illustrations
  • Sales rank: 8,024

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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

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Comedian, actor and artist Noel Fielding is best known for playing Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh with comedy partner Julian Barratt and as a team captain on TV show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. His new TV series will be shown on E4 in the autumn.

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Fielding's visual art is not a million miles away from the disturbing world of Nabootique he and Barratt create in The Mighty Boosh and it's no surprise that his depictions of talking crocodiles, Mick Jagger and disturbing fox-men - Matt Groening meets Hieronymous Bosch - have become highly prized collectibles - Evening Standard The boy can paint. What's more, his offbeat, pop-art pictures are seriously commercial. Stylistically, it's somewhere between Henri Rousseau and Tov Jansson, creator of The Moomins - Independent