John Milford wrote: ↑Not a big fan of graphic novels TBH, but I used to like the drawings in 'Commando' books (https://www.commandocomics.com/) - which I used to copy, along with Spiderman and The Mighty Thor illustrations!davelumb wrote: ↑It's not that Venables couldn't draw, or was a poor draughtsman - he was simply using artistic licence to capture the moment.John Milford wrote: ↑They just look crap to me.davelumb wrote: ↑I thought the Mr Crabtree' books were old fashioned, even when I read them in the 1960s! However, I found they captured the essence of fishing, if not the substance.I have never understood the appeal of Mr Crabtree. I think the illustration style (or lack of style!) put me off, and they seemed old fashioned.
(Simple drawings, with their sometimes dodgy perspective, and all!).
This one is a howler, but perhaps the most evocative of them for me.
Do you dislike 'graphic novel' type art in general, or just his Dave?
Venables's fish never look 'right' to me. Not a patch on Keith Linsell's.