The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton
'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 stockroom. I would roll around in acrylic and oil pastels in a 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 advised me to become a comedian.'
- Hardback | 224 pages
- 182 x 243 x 31mm | 944g
- 01 Apr 2012
- Canongate Books Ltd
- Edinburgh, United Kingdom
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 Tove Jansson, creator of The Moomins * * Independent * * This coffee-table-classic is to be a Mighty Book indeed * * The Sun * *
About Noel Fielding
Comedian, actor and artist Noel Fielding is best known for playing Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh with comedy partner Julian Barratt, as a team captain on TV show Never Mind The Buzzcocks and one of the new hosts of The Great British Bake Off.