“Altogether this is a monumental work”
— Robert Crumb
The first of two large-format glossy 288-page, limp covered Art books, Empanelled Book 1 collects Linzee’s semi-autobiographical stories from his experiences as a schoolboy, schoolteacher, itinerant drummer, actor and ‘multi-disciplinary’ artist at large, ranging from 1940s wartime Hobart, through the repressive 50s and revolutionary 60s into the 80s and 90s of the 20th century.
“Loose Life Stories” contains a total of 34 complete B&W stories from the author’s life, with chronological colour coding for easy reference, as if you care about such things.
Extras include ‘Flash Frames’ (true and imaginary encounters with Celebrities: literary, artistic, theatrical and beyond), photographs, paintings on canvas and rocks, gags, and important recondite divulgences from the SubGenius Church, all enfolded within an exquisite rainbow-edged handsome tome.
Limited edition hardback slipcased sets are available on request.
THE DRUMS is a detailed 25-page graphic account — with added photos — of Arnold’s early love affair with the instrument, ranging from the 1940s to his departure from Tasmania in the early 60s.
Recounts some of Linzee Arnold’s misadventures in the world of television in its Australian infancy. Confessional storytelling at its naughtiest.
A number of stories revolve around cars Linzee Arnold owned in his youth.
One of five chapters under the heading EDUCATION IN TASMANIA, recounting stories from 1940s Primary school days in Hobart, through the eyes of one of its victims.
Another showbiz related story based around the artist’s diverse career in the Industry, includes weird historical acts as well some equally bizarre ‘turns’ which he actually experienced in the course of his working life.
Linzee Arnold’s work has been published in several prominent US and Australian comics series, including WEIRDO, RIP OFF, PRIME CUTS and THE COMICS JOURNAL.
As well as comicular art spanning several decades, Empanelled contains a wide selection of Linzee Arnold’s prodigious output — crazy creatures, peculiar paintings, gags, photographs and flash frames featuring his frequent brushes with fame.
Also included is a memoir of growing up in 1950s Hobart with his younger brother Barry, to whom he has dedicated this book.