500 Portraits

Portraits Portraits collects for the first time over two decades of portrait work by the beloved and award winning creator of Drinky Crow s Maakies Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts Tony Millionaire s gorgeo

  • Title: 500 Portraits
  • Author: Tony Millionaire
  • ISBN: 9781606994733
  • Page: 278
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 500 Portraits collects for the first time over two decades of portrait work by the beloved and award winning creator of Drinky Crow s Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts Tony Millionaire s gorgeous fountain pen illustrations, which mingle naturalistic detail with strong doses of the fanciful and grotesque, include the famous Bob Dylan , the infamous Abu Ghraib sold500 Portraits collects for the first time over two decades of portrait work by the beloved and award winning creator of Drinky Crow s Maakies, Sock Monkey and Billy Hazelnuts Tony Millionaire s gorgeous fountain pen illustrations, which mingle naturalistic detail with strong doses of the fanciful and grotesque, include the famous Bob Dylan , the infamous Abu Ghraib soldier model Lynndie England , the fictional Yoda , the animal kingdom a cockroach , and everything in between Literary figures Hemingway , literary characters Don Quixote and Sancho Panza , Hollywood legends Steven Spielberg , comics icons Herg and historical figures Hitler also figure prominently.Millionaire s impeccable linework resembles that of Johnny Gruelle creator of Raggedy Ann and Andy , whom he cites as one of his main sources of inspiration along with Ernest Shepard and all those freaks from the 20s and 30s who did the newspaper strips Many of these 500 portraits were created for The Believer, the magazine founded by Dave Eggers that Millionaire has helped define visually with his signature portraits of interview subjects in every issue since the magazine started But it also includes dozens if not hundreds of illustrations from various other publications, including The New York Times, The New Yorker, Ephemera Press Historical Maps, The Wall Street Journal, and others.

    One thought on “500 Portraits”

    1. Basically random stuff & portraits of people, famous & infamous along with some snippets of the author's life.The Kennedy caricature wasn't funny tho.

    2. I'd love to talk to someone that gave this a 4 or 5 star review to see what it is that I missed about it. Arranged in no particular order portraits include the inner ear, Moby Dick, numerous authors, musicians and dozens of people that I'd never heard of. In between sections (again which are organized in random fashion) are some the most terse and dry anecdotes that I've seen. It is a pet project that could have used a better definition. This will only appeal to collectors of portraits and fans [...]

    3. It's no secret that I am a Tony Millionaire nut and I love this collection of portraits infused with a few anecdotes from Millionaire's life. Also, my best friend commissioned a portrait of him and his wife for their first wedding anniversary and it's on the last page. So awesome.

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