When it comes to brightly-coloured multimedia creations Mike Perry is king, and as far as we’re concerned there’s little chance of anybody threatening to knock him off his throne any time soon. As if to strengthen his case, he’s just made My Mother Caught Me Doodling, a 160 page hardback celebration of the female form, which sees Mike create tribute after tribute to ladies. Naked ladies.
In his customarily playful approach, Mike imagines all manner of subjects frolicking in flowery meadows, wandering through geometric mirrored halls and hanging out in fruit bowls. His illustrations are interspersed with a series of three essays by Frank Nicholas which explore “popular cerebral influence” and “subjective relevance” among other things, proving that there’s a serious intellectual foundation underneath all these boob doodles. A book of nudie drawings? No sir, this is an emphatic celebration of Mike’s endlessly experimental craft. It just happens to feature some naked people too.
My Mother Caught Me Doodling will be released on 1 November, published by Belly Kids.
- It's Nice That visits the Turner Prize
- Our Favourite Places is promoting the creative wealth of innovative Sheffield
- Meet tarot-obsessed Gucci illustrator Jayde Fish
- Julia Autz documents Transnistria, a country steeped in Soviet nostalgia
- Felicity Marshall, the illustrator merging editorial and fashion design
- Wow Factor: the eye-popping results of A Load of Jargon's printing workshops
- “Nymphomaniac” photographer Casper Sejersen's explosive images
- Anja Wicki's sarcastically sweet comic illustrations
- Logo Pizza is selling 50 ready-made logos that increase in price with each one sold
- Google and INT Works commission 19 illustrators to create over 500 works for Allo app launch
- The Gentlewoman’s art director, Veronica Ditting gives us a peek at her bookshelf