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Ian McMillan
Andy Martin

225 × 175 mm softback
112 pages
ISBN: 978-0-9550061-5-9
Published 2006


This beautifully produced book is the result of two artists collaborating WORDS versus PICTURES. Ian McMillan, writer and broadcaster and Andy Martin, seasoned imagemaker, poetry and prose from one - visually interpreted by the other. The result is a lavish volume of ideas, oceans of notions. A mixture of the wry and the poignant rendered with the eye of a magpie.

This publication marks a new adventure in mixing poetry, prose and illustration. Images have been created using digital illustration, painting, photography and found imagery ingeniously edited into a consistent whole. They accompany pieces specially written for this publication as well as a couple of past favourites, fusing into a beautiful, colourful and thought-provoking volume.

With a foreword by BBC Radio's Mark Radcliffe.

Digital edition available from Visual Maniac.


FUEL is responsible for some of the best-looking books around, combining a real understanding of what makes a lovely object with excellent content. This is a great example, poet Ian McMillan and illustrator Andy Martin have collaborated to create a lively interplay between the two forms.
Time Out

A whip-smart, genre-defying volume. A vigorous demonstration of the potency of combining words and images.
Adrian Shaughnessy, Varoom

This beautifully produced collection of McMillan's poems and Martin's imagery is a genuine creative union... an inspired partnership that has produced one of the most enjoyable books of the year.
Kerry William Purcell, Eye

There are hundreds of ways of looking at the world, but this is as good as any I can think of.
Mark Radcliffe

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