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Comedian Billy Connolly's drawings

Post  eddie on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:03 am

Funny lines: Billy Connolly's debut drawing collection

The actor and comedian spent two years creating the drawings for his first public collection after discovering his love of art in drizzly Montreal

• The Born on a Rainy Day drawings are available as limited-edition prints from Castle Galleries

guardian.co.uk, Wednesday 14 March 2012 15.37 GMT

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Post  eddie on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:04 am


Walkies
Born on a Rainy Day is a series of six pen-and-ink drawings based on characters from Billy Connolly's imagination Photograph: Billy Connolly

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Post  eddie on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:07 am


Sandy & Andy McKay
This is the first time Connolly's art has been exhibited since he began sketching while on tour in Canada in 1997. Photograph: Billy Connolly

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Post  eddie on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:09 am


The Man in the Long Grass
Connolly recalls that it was on a visit to an art shop in Montreal on a dull, cold and rainy day that the urge to draw took hold. Photograph: Billy Connolly

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Post  eddie on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:12 am


Blue Angel
'Art, for me, bears no relation to comedy or music,' says Connolly. Photograph: Billy Connolly

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Post  eddie on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:15 am


Pink Tie & Hanky
'With a film, comedy show or music you expect people to be critiquing, watching, assessing. Art is different.' Photograph: Billy Connolly

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Post  eddie on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:19 am


Happy New Haircut
'Each drawing has taken its own path and begins to come alive as the viewer creates their own unique narrative,' says Connolly's gallerist Andrew White. Photograph: Billy Connolly

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Post  eddie on Sun Mar 18, 2012 5:22 am


The drawings are available as limited edition prints from high street art gallery chain Castle Galleries, as well as a small number of independent galleries. Photograph: PR

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