10.03.2013

Nell Brinkley, the "Queen of Comics"


did you heard about Nell Brinkley?
i didn't until few weeks ago when i got smitten by her amazing portrait on Pinterest.
i love to know more about people that impress me and i usually get amazed by their work or their lives.
maybe it's true that photography is able to capture the soul or the energy of people,
or perhaps people irradiates such strength and personality that it passes through the image.
this is another case i got in love of someone and her/his work,
so here is Nell Brinkley (1886-1944), she was know as the "Queen of Comics."
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There's a beautiful book published by Fantagraphics about her: "The Brinkley Girls",
look inside the book on their flickr


habíais oído hablar de Nell Brinkley?
yo nunca, hasta hace unas semanas cuando encontré un retrato suyo en Pinterest.
a veces me quedo pillada con la fotografía de alguien y tengo que empezar a curiosear,
suelo quedarme pillada con sus trabajos, o con sus vidas.

igual es cierto que la fotografía pueda capturar el alma o la energía de la gente,
o quizás algunas personas irradien una energía y personalidad tal que traspasa la foto.
este es otro de los casos en los que me he enamorado de alguien y de su trabajo,
así que aquí está Nell Brinkley (1886-1944), conocida como la "Reina de los Cómics"
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hay un libro publicado por Fantagraphics sobre ells: "The Brinkley Girls", 
podéis chafardear un poco en su flickr



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last three images via this, that and also, etc
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Detail from "Three stages of life".
An original pen and ink drawing from one of the premier female figures of the "Golden Age of American Illustration" that appeared originally in the William Randolph Hearst publication New York Journal-American newspaper during the 1920s or 1930s.
via Grapefruit Moon Gallery
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Nell Brinkley covers for American Weekly,
a Sunday supplement that Hearst jammed inside its paper for 70 years, beginning in 1896.
More about her covers and her serials - "Golden Eyes and Her Hero, Bill", "Kathleen and the Great Secret", "Betty and Billy and Their Love Through the Ages"... - on Oregon Live
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 Amazed by these exquisite and glamorous epic heroines on those romantic historical vignettes.
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Series protagonizadas por glamurosas y exquisitas heroínas en escenas e historias de época de lo más épicas.



Details of "A map of the heart", c. 1910-20, pen & ink on board illustration
check the full illustration on Grapefruit Moon Gallery
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Detail of "The Brides"
"... Nell Brinkley was known for her ability to personify the 1920s move towards modernity, and to interpret Victorian tradition through the eyes of her flapper heroine, the Brinkley girl. In this inspired and tremendously fun pen and ink illustration, two Brinkley girls are seen in an all out battle to catch a bridal bouquet tossed by an unseen hand. In an ironic turn, they become so engrossed in their conflict that the flowers they are fighting for appear about to fall to the ground. The frenzied scene, with its youthful energy and sexuality suggests the ambivalence of Brinkley's new woman towards traditional marriage."
view illustration and story on Grapefruit Moon Gallery
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Beautiful eyes via Gilded Bunny
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Illustration for the Hearst Group (N.Y. Journal / ....) 1928
via Comic Fan Arts
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love the composition of her comic pages
 me encantan las composiciones de sus páginas de cómic y las viñetas
via examiner
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and her love for pets :)
more about this on golden bird sings
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enjoy with all her images on google
so hard to choose a few!!


y su amor por los animales y las mascotas
un poco más sobre este tema en golden bird sings

disfrutad con todas sus imágenes en google
no sabía cuáles escoger!!

4 comentarios:

Laura Gómez said... [Reply to comment]

No la conocía, qué pasada de ilustraciones. Me recuerdan un poco a Suehiro Maruo.

Quizás un día haga un post para Pupa Mag. Gracias por descubrimela!

Jane George said... [Reply to comment]

this is fascinating! She has a beauty that captivates x

misako mimoko said... [Reply to comment]

@Laura Gómez Qué alegría que te haya gustado!
Gracias por la info, me miraré la obra de Suehiro Maruo, no la conozco! Con lo que me gusta Pupa Mag, pura inspiración, sois lo más ;)

@Jane George Thank you! really happy you got captivated by her too! x

mantasdeganchillo said... [Reply to comment]

Me ha encantado tu descubrimiento, tanto que voy a ver si consigo un comic.

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