It had to happen. Private Eye has my little visit to the V&A's David Bowie Is exhibition.
The editor had thrown the idea at me before Thatcher died. There was a small chance of covering the 'death party' in Trafalgar Square instead but I decided to go against the tidal wave of Thatcher-mania and stick with something people wouldn't expect.
There was such an abundance of things to draw, I used more paper than any other PE report so far.
Below are some bits that I thought might be enjoyed.
My version of a hand-drawn self portrait by Bowie.
A look into one of my layout ideas + a close up of lipstick stained tissue.
There's Adam McQueen's measurement book for Bowie's Earthling cover coat. I thought this would be an
item of extreme worship for the hardcore fans but everybody seemed to pass it by.
Everytime David Bowie farts the Kemp brother that's not from Eastenders is close
by to hold onto any fame or cash that might rub off.
He is to Bowie what Uri Gellar is to Michael Jackson.
Thatcher is dead. I'd dispute if she was ever 'living' in the first place.
Here is something which appeared in Charlie Hebdo back in 2010. Please keep in mind
it was only the second or third piece of 'reportage' I'd ever done so it's a bit rough.
The new Private Eye #1337 is out and in it I look into the need for resource centres for the elderly. For an aging population there seems far too few place that creaking bones can go and socialize and stay mentally healthy.
So here is and extra couple of bits I could not fit into the room.
For this report I re-visited a place which may be familiar to those who have read this report.
It had been almost 18 months since I visited Millman Street centre in Camden, London. It was great to see the centre had survived the closure threats from the council but it was also sad to see that some of my original interviewees where no longer around. But the ones who were still using the centre were more than happy to catch up. In fact their views on the centre were unchanged (although delivered with a little less sharpness). Therefore I chose to included two quotes from my first visit as they are just as relevant today and fresh for Private Eye readers.