The Scribblings of A Madcap Shambleton

The Scribblings of A Madcap Shambleton

Book - 2011
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'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.'
Publisher: Edinburgh : Canongate, 2011
ISBN: 9780857862051
Characteristics: 302 p. : ill. ; 24 cm


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Oct 19, 2016

I love Noel Fielding. I'm a huge Mighty Boosh fan, mostly because there is not much out there that is so incredibly bizarre but equally hilarious. Daily, quotes and one-liners are tossed around in my house.
Anyway, seeing the artistic side of this indeed madcap shambelton was incredibly interesting. Fielding is charming and probably a little insane, and this book nails both sides of his personality.
"Put away those fiery biscuits!"


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