Painting, Sketching & Enjoying Arts

Alan Ford

Alan Ford was my preferred comic during my teenage years, and it continued to hold its charm for me later, whenever I managed to get my hands on one of those booklets. I found this comic appealing on various levels at different points in my life. During my adolescence, I enjoyed the humor, language, and illustrations. The narrative itself mirrors the chaotic nature of the characters. Alan Ford is an unemployed art designer. Bob fancies himself a detective. Grunf is an elderly German pilot, and an English Lord stealing from rich and poor. In addition there are two characters who spend their time sleeping and comically complaining. This crew of misfits is led by a Methuselah-like figure referred to as His Highnessy No 1. Together, they form a sort of freelance secret agency with its headquarters located in a flower shop in New York.

It wasn’t until much later that I realized it is a satire on capitalism, making it enjoyable to read even now. It’s a shame it hasn’t been translated from Italian to English; surely, more people would appreciate it, even in today’s context.

Related Articles

A chateau in Ferrassieres

Near the little village of Ferrassieres, there’s a building the owners call a chateau. It’s not exactly a castle, more like an old school that’s

Read More

Haute Provence

In  Provence, whenever I walked my dog, I saw a tree in the middle of tall grass that seemed perfect to draw. First, I made

Read More

The Illusionist (movie 2010)

I really enjoyed  “The Illusionist” movie because of its awesome animation. The story might not be super inspiring, but the visuals are amazing. The atmosphere

Read More

Maria Callas 100 years

Last year marked the 100th anniversary of Maria Callas’ birth, and many people celebrated this milestone. Despite not being a huge opera fan, I was

Read More


Artfulness as a lifestyle

I created this blog to share my passion for art and keep my friends updated on my sketches and paintings. 

My Personal Favourites