Ralph Steadman - Author

About the Author

Ralph Steadman was born in 1936. He began his career as a cartoonist and through the years diversified into many fields of creativity. He has illustrated such classics as Alice in Wonderland, Treasure Island and Animal Farm. While his own books include lives of Sigmund Freud and Leonardo da Vinci with Hunter S. Thompson he collaborated in the birth of GONZO journalism, Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas. He is also a printmaker and has traveled the world's vineyards and distilleries for Oddbins, which culminating in his two prize-winning books, The Grapes of Ralph and Still Life With Bottle.

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Again!

Again!

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: Hardback Release Date: 07/09/2017

A very funny take on the contortions a grandparent goes through to please a grandchild. When Oliver visits Grumpy, Grumpy twists himself into a funny position to amuse his grandson. `AGAIN!' shouts Oliver, so Grumpy does something even more extraordinary. `AGAIN!' comes the refrain. And Grumpy complies. Again and again and again, until he's twisted himself slightly too far ... With eye-watering yet hilarious detail, cartoonist Ralph Steadman captures the pain and delights of grandparenthood with merciless accuracy.

Critical Critters

Critical Critters

Author: Ralph Steadman, Ceri Levy Format: Hardback Release Date: 27/07/2017

Following on from Extinct Boids and Nextinction, Critical Critters is the third in this epic trilogy of books dedicated to extinct and critically endangered animals from cartoonist Ralph Steadman and film-maker Ceri Levy - the GONZOVATIONISTS. Expect plenty more of what made the first two books so successful - unpredictable nonsense beasts, irreverent jokes, a diary-style record of the creative mayhem, and around 100 spectacular illustrations by Ralph of critically endangered mammals, insects, fish, lizards and trees - a stunning collection, with a serious conservation message. Ceri's humorous but meaningful message accompanied by Ralph's sensational paintings will satisfy art-lovers and conservationists alike.

Doodaaa The Balletic Art of Gavin Twinge: A Novel

Doodaaa The Balletic Art of Gavin Twinge: A Novel

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: Paperback Release Date: 25/08/2016

Ralph Steadman, the creator of his own inimitable visions of Freud, Dante, Orwell, Alice and the Great Gonzo, now offers the (auto)biography of his artistic alter ego, the redoubtable Gavin Twinge. Twinge, last remnant of a nineteenth-century `domestic engineering' dynasty, founder of the DOODAAA school, and pioneer of Barcode Art, Shredded Literature and Aerial Abstracts, is the original angry voice of contemporary art. The question Steadman sets out to answer is: Who hurt Gavin into art? Was it his mother, who fought in the Spanish Civil War? Or Gavin's travelling salesman 'father'? Or indeed, his biological father, the little-known Beat poet Howell Northern? Or Silas Gonad, the sinister doctor who attended at his birth? Or the art establishment itself? From the moment Steadman first meets Twinge, it becomes his quest to get to the heart of the mystery. Whether he has to penetrate the deep south of the South of France by London taxi, where Gavin finds inspiration with his fellow Doodaaists or witness the creation of the banned installation 'The Philosophy of French Plumbing', Steadman sticks by his man, matching him drink.

little.com

little.com

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: Paperback Release Date: 03/08/2015

Meet the little dot that lives inside your computer. When you have switched off, he takes the opportunity to visit his friend, the Duchess of Amalfi. He whizzes through cyber space to her place, for tea. Sometimes he is full of ink, and wobbly: and sometimes he isn't. There are soldiers in white uniforms at the bottom of the hill, that he likes to cover in ink - and then he dances with them, because he is ashamed of himself. He's pretty good at dancing - so long as he doesn't wiggle he won't make a single blot.

Ralph Steadman Proud to be Weirrd

Ralph Steadman Proud to be Weirrd

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/11/2013

The Joke's Over Memories of Hunter S. Thompson

The Joke's Over Memories of Hunter S. Thompson

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: Paperback Release Date: 04/10/2007

In the spring of 1970, Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. In Kentucky to cover the Derby, he met a former Hells Angel called Hunter S. Thompson. Their meeting resulted in a working relationship and a friendship that lasted for more than thirty years and spanned the turbulent years of the Civil Rights movement, Nixon and Watergate, and the decay of the American Dream. Few people knew Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. In this unique memoir Steadman tells his story for the first time, the story - in words and pictures - of Ralph and Hunter, a great British original on a great American original, Butch and Sundance on acid...

Joke's Over

Joke's Over

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: eBook Release Date: 02/10/2007

In early 1970, artist Ralph Steadman went to America in search of work and found more than he bargained for. At the Kentucky Derby he met a former Hell's Angel, one Hunter S. Thompson. Thompson wrote later that "e;The rest of that day blurs into madness. The rest of that night, too. Steadman was lucky to get out of Louisville without serious injuries, and I was lucky to get out at all."e; Thus began a thirty-year working relationship and friendship that gave birth to what became known as Gonzo Journalism. Few people knew Hunter S. Thompson as well as Ralph Steadman did. This no-holds-barred memoir tells of their unique collaboration that documented the turbulent years of the civil-rights movement, the Nixon years, and Watergate. When Thompson committed suicide in 2005, it was the end of a friendship that was defined by both betrayal and understanding.

Sigmund Freud

Sigmund Freud

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: Paperback Release Date: 19/10/2006

The Wine Buyer's Record Book

The Wine Buyer's Record Book

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: Paperback Release Date: 17/08/2001

The internationally popular cartoonist provides a handy and humorous little book to keep track of your wine tasting experiences, your cellar stock and other vinous notes. Steadman's whimsical art decorates the book in full colour, providing a chuckle as you make your notes. His drawings are considered visual puns that evoke curiosity along with a humour that deeply penetrates the subconscious.

little.com

little.com

Author: Ralph Steadman Format: Hardback Release Date: 24/08/2000

Meet the little dot that lives inside your computer. When you have switched off, he takes the opportunity to visit his friend, the Duchess of Amalfi. He whizzes through cyber space to her place, for tea. Sometimes he is full of ink, and wobbly: and sometimes he isn't. There are soldiers in white uniforms at the bottom of the hill, that he likes to cover in ink - and then he dances with them, because he is ashamed of himself. He's pretty good at dancing - so long as he doesn't wiggle he won't make a single blot.

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