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NEWSLETTER - MAY & JUNE 2021

NEWS 5 MAY 2021

I found this ad on the facsimile of the front page of 'The Manchester Guardian' of May 5th 1821, a celebration of 200 years of publishing the newspaper. I've appropriated it - with apologies.

L. BREEN,
Maker of Fine Graffiti and Arte Politic,
Farnborough Gate,

IMPRESSED with gratitude for favours already received, begs to offer his sincere thanks to those Friends who have so liberally supported him, as well as to the Public in general, and hopes by continuing to display his best works, and an unremitting attention, to merit a continuance of their favours.

L.B. embraces this opportunity of informing his Friends and the Public, that he has a new handsome Portfolio, &c., hereunder-mentioned and continues to pay every attention to the to the views, of said Friends and Public, on the most enjoyable terms. (Well, sort of!)

Len Breen

Ref.: The Manchester Guardian, Manchester, May 5th, 1821.




NEW WORK - MAY 2021


Hello Dear Everyone

So here is my latest work: 'ROGUE'S LINE-UP GALLERY'.

It is less a new work than a compilation, an anthology. of previous work.

My focus of interest for the collection is the PORTRAIT, the FACE, the CARICATURE, etc. Included are: sketches, drawings from life, cartoons, surreal variations, illustrations, cartoons and (really funny) jokes. As usual, there is much nonsense and rubbish, some thoughtfully rude and offensive images too, no doubt. So, 'Ooops!

All the work comes from my 'Sketchbooks | Journals' from the period 1981 to 2001, and amounts to over 500 images (from a total, for this period, of over 2000 indexed images).

The 500 plus images are presented as large arrays in four volumes (with click-on to enlarge). Many captions, references and sources are in the process of being edited.

Please PLEASE send FEEDBACK if you can.


The response to my last e-YARNS, 'WORKING FROM HOME' was really more than polite - so thank you.


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