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The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton [Hardcover]

Noel Fielding
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Book Description

13 Oct 2011
Noel Fielding's book channels the creative influences of Henri Rousseau, Roy Lichtenstein and Salvador Dali, through the comedian's strange and singular, not to say surreal mind. Hilarious and beautifully produced, the book is a visual feast which will delight and entertain Noel's millions of fans. "Growing up in the jungles of India there was no need for drawing or painting. I would sometimes arrange ants into primitive still lives or scratch out portraits onto the trunks of trees. Things changed when I was 11, a lame tiger who owned a stationery shop gave me the keys to his stock room, I would roll around in acrylic and oil pastels in reverie, licking canvases and tucking coloured pencils into my wild hair. It was here I learned how to draw and paint well enough to be accepted into Croyden Art College. There, Dexter Dalwood (Turner Prize nominee) taught me and after two years under his supreme tutelage and much hard graft he adviced me to become a comedian." Noel Fielding

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  • Hardcover: 224 pages
  • Publisher: Canongate Books Ltd; Main edition (13 Oct 2011)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 0857862057
  • ISBN-13: 978-0857862051
  • Product Dimensions: 23.9 x 18 x 3.6 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.5 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (39 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 19,576 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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Fielding's visual art is not a million miles away from the disturbing world of Nabootique he and Barratt create in The Mighty Boosh and it's no surprise that his depictions of talking crocodiles, Mick Jagger and disturbing fox-men - Matt Groening meets Hieronymous Bosch - have become highly prized collectibles - Evening Standard The boy can paint. What's more, his offbeat, pop-art pictures are seriously commercial. Stylistically, it's somewhere between Henri Rousseau and Tov Jansson, creator of The Moomins - Independent

About the Author

Comedian, actor and artist Noel Fielding is best known for playing Vince Noir in The Mighty Boosh with comedy partner Julian Barratt and as a team captain on TV show Never Mind The Buzzcocks. His new TV series will be shown on E4 in the autumn.

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28 of 30 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars My daughter loved it 10 Nov 2011
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Once again I bought this for my daughter who thinks it is brilliant.I, on the other hand don't like it at all, being an old misery guts!If you like Noel Fielding you will love this.If you don't like him but your daughter forces you to watch videos of him and look at his drawings against your will,you have my sympathies!
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4 of 4 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Totally mad but totally brilliant! 9 Dec 2011
A must buy for any Noel Fielding fan! Art with a Noel Fielding twist, its brilliant and funny! Can't wait for his next creation...
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful
A beautifully crafted book of a look into Noel Fielding's world. There are drawings, paintings, pictures, hand-written stories, a QR code, & much more! Reading the bit of biography scattered throughout the book was also a pleasure. Buy not if you are expecting a Booshly homage; buy if you are interested in engaging with a surreal, technicolour, intimate journey through all facets of Noel Fielding's mind and life. Buy the book, make some tea, and engage!
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14 of 17 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Hilarious but contains graphic pornography 19 Oct 2011
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This book is a brilliant showcase of Noel's art and mind. The cover is a hardback and squishy which is a nice change from other books on the market. Please be warned though that there is a two page spread in which Noel has painted over some extremely graphic pornography which is still clearly visible so not for readers of a sensitive nature.
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1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
3.0 out of 5 stars scribblings is the perfect name for this book 25 Dec 2011
l bought this for my daughter as shes a huge fan of noel fielding in the mighty boosh. but what a disappointment...it is just full of silly squiggles, doodles, absolute trash and nothing comical. l feel l wasted my money...a kid of 5yr could produce better and my daughters disappointed.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Madcap 26 Feb 2014
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bought as a present, but was told she loved it, got something right for a change, good read if you like that sort of thing
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5.0 out of 5 stars Bought for inspiration. 11 Jan 2014
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If you like surrealism and are one of those who draw inspiration from Noel Fielding's weirdness, then this book is a good buy.
I absolutely love it!
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5.0 out of 5 stars Gift 9 Jan 2014
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Not my kind of book, but my daughter is a fan and was really pleased with the content. Great delivery service too, thank you!
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4.0 out of 5 stars Four Stars
yup - he in totally bonkers - but i love him
Published 1 month ago by SammiLou
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Really fantastic and well illustrated book. Makes very good reading kept me entertained for many hours. Would recommend it highly.
Published 10 months ago by Esther Rowe
5.0 out of 5 stars The Scribblings of a Madcap Shambleton
So nice collector's edition book for Noel's fans. Ordered it from Russia!) The Mighty Bush became some popular lat time, so. Thanks for perfect USED item (very good, as described)
Published 11 months ago by Eldar
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing
I love noel fielding more than anything so obviously this book was going to be great but it was better than great it showed of his beautiful personality and his amazing abstract... Read more
Published 12 months ago by Poppy
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing!
Full of art work that it unique, slightly weird, but I love it all :-) Love staring at the work for ages
Published 12 months ago by Beki Hurn
5.0 out of 5 stars Noel fans must have!
Noel Fielding fans must have! It's a very enjoyable book to read and contains the amazing art works from Noel Fielding himself as well as some amusing stories for many pieces of... Read more
Published 13 months ago by Amazon Customer
5.0 out of 5 stars Amazing artist
Noel sent me this book as a present becuase i like art and it just shows he could have been an amazing artist if he didn't go into comedy
Published 15 months ago by Evahughes
5.0 out of 5 stars Noelio
incredibly lovely book. gentle, colorful and so interesting, just like noel! you'd just wanna read it, discovering noel's works and spoon in the breaks
Published 19 months ago by Alexandra Noel Howlett
5.0 out of 5 stars Fantastic
Such an entertaining artsy coffee table book filled with more creativity than most people experience in a lifetime! Great illustration. Noel Fielding is a madcap artist!
Published 22 months ago by Karen S. Simpson
5.0 out of 5 stars Surreal
Very interesting book. Filled with images which was great for me as an art student but perhaps not as good if you want a book to read. Very strange images i found it inspiring.
Published 22 months ago by Alex Edmonds
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