Cartooning Like You Mean It

Cartooning, Teaching & Living – by Tom Hart

Ivor Cutler RIP

with 3 comments

Memorial Day weekend, 2 am getting quietly drunk, making comic ads and my MOCCA and carousel show, suddenly remembering how great Ivor Cutler is.

Ivor! Cutler! 200pxjammy_smears

I have two albums (Jammy Smears, and Prince Ivor) recorded for me by Lisa Maslowe, who painted original watercolors for the sleeves (this is in the cassette days) cause she loved him so much. The smartest, funniest anecdotes and bizarre songs (“Bicarbonate of Chicken”, for instance.)

I still think of his anecdote, told in his intense Scottish brogue, about his father scolding him to “go change your trousers, you’ll get a RASH!”, every time I jerk off.

Well he died two months ago and I never heard a word.

See, please, for more about this art saint.

Never saw a young picture of him til now:


Written by hutchowen

May 29, 2006 at 1:42 am

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  1. I miss seeing Lisa Maslowe’s art! Could you please scan and post the watercolors you mention??

    in Seattle


    July 10, 2006 at 10:59 pm

  2. No, but really, could we see that Lisa Maslowe art?


    October 25, 2006 at 1:13 am

  3. I too am a big fan of Lisa Maslowe art.

    dylan williams

    November 21, 2006 at 9:37 am

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