Out now is “The Anarchist Colouring Book”, an A4 high quality thick paper colouring book featuring original designs by Martin ‘Youth’ Glover from Killing Joke.
The drawings are what Glover calls ‘free form ink drawings’ and were taken directly from his sketchbooks), unaltered. Glover explains: “There are no corrections, this keeps the work present, tight and authentic. The drawings chosen are characterised by their intimacy and are an extraordinary mash up of the mundane and controversial images we are subjected and bombarded with every day …referencing everything from pop media to art, religion and politics… throughout history.”
And he continuous by saying: “There is a magical and shamanic theme throughout, themes of metamorphism transcendence and transformation are very clear and the anthropomorphic creatures suggest a deeper connection and a sensual relationship to nature and wild native wisdom. Youth’s intense and psychological extreme themes explore identity, sexuality, class, death and love. By drawing fluid, definitive lines, Youth makes a complex statement about the relationship of representation through imagination.”
Glover, record producer and a founder member and bassist of Killing Joke, is also a member of The Fireman, along with Paul McCartney.
To purchase The Anarchist Colouring Book, check here.
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