About the Book
CARNIVAL portrays the twilight world of Clowns, Acrobats and Hoochie-Coochie Dancers while SCARY TALES explores the darker side of the Brothers Grimm and Lewis Carroll.
Features & Details
- Primary Category: Arts & Photography Books
Project Option: Standard Landscape, 10×8 in, 25×20 cm
# of Pages: 20
- Publish Date: Jun 27, 2008
- Keywords Lewis Carroll, Brothers Grimm, fairy tales, hoochie-coochie dancers, cooch dancers, graphic design, carnival, carny, carnie, acrobats, clowns, pierrots, erotic, art, illustration, photoshop, collage
Max Scratchmann's father was a Dundonian jute worker employed in the Indian mills, and Max's early childhood was spent being repeatedly shuttled to and fro Scotland and the Far East before finally coming to rest in Dundee in 1970. Finding it difficult to fit in with his peers in this ever-changing landscape - and being totally useless at football and organised games of any sort - he quickly took refuge in books and painting, and began his illustrious career in the arts when he sold his first painting at the tender age of seventeen at the Anstruther Annual Art Fair in 1973. After wasting his university years in student theatre, Max migrated south and spent much of his adult life in England working first as a journalist and then an illustrator in the cut-and-thrust world of London publishing, handling commissions from publications as diverse as the Wall Street Journal and the Big Issue.