Wednesday, January 04, 2006

How to be Rich
The cartoonist Hunt Emerson, the foremost artist with Knockabout Comics, has always been a favourite of mine - his fluid detailed style breathing new life into D. H. Lawrence's Lady Chatterley's Lover and producing classic collections such as Aliens Ate My Trousers. Now he has teamed up with writer Kevin Jackson to produce a comic book version of Ruskin's essay collection Unto This Last and retitled it How to be Rich.
Its a pity that the How to be Rich website hasn't been completed yet, but there is an excellent profile of Hunt Emerson on Read Yourself Raw by way of compensation:

The Independent has published a lengthy feature article about the project:

and Robert Hewitson has written a shorter but lively account for the New Statesman:

Teachers in the North-west of the UK can obtain free copies: