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    Paolo Parisi: Ladies Sing the Blues

Aretha Franklin, Ella Fitzgerald and Nina Simone as you've never seen them before...

Posted by James Cartwright,

Italian comics artist Paolo Parisi has recently spent some time away from his usual framed narratives, applying his capable hands to some wonderfully expressive portraits. Ladies Sing the Blues is a fairly self-explanatory body of work that features inkily rendered representations of some of the late, great women of early 20th Century R&B. It’s got Ella, Nina and Aretha, not to mention Billie, Bessie and Ma all immortalised in Paolo’s signature style.

Rather excitingly for us, and anyone else in the London area, all of these beautiful drawings will be on display at Gosh Comics from the 11th of August so you can swing by and properly appreciate the brushwork of an illustrative wizard.

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Posted by James Cartwright

James started out as an intern in 2011 and is now one of our two editors. He oversees Printed Pages magazine and content wise has a special interest in graphic design and illustration. He also runs our online shop Company of Parrots and is a regular on our Studio Audience podcast.