Saturday, 24 November 2012

Gerhard's Photos: Responsible Sailing

GERHARD:
Jeff Tundis had posted a bunch of my old photos on his Art of Gerhard website quite a while ago. I've just started going through my old photos again and here are a few that aren't on his website.

How not to operate a sailing vessel! When you’re in charge of a brand new, 35 foot, chartered boat, make sure you harbour a blatant disregard for safety procedures, rely heavily on the insurance you've signed up for and kiss your damage deposit goodbye.

Be sure to heel the boat as far as possible in order to scare the crap out of your unsuspecting crew.

Don't wait until the last minute to open the "we're safely anchored" champagne.

(This has been a public service announcement on how not to operate your boat. Do not try this at home. No stupid sailors or passengers were injured (much) and a small portion of the damage deposit was returned.)

Gerhard provided background art to Dave Sim's cast of Cerebus characters between issue #65 (August 1984) and #300 (March 2004) - contributing to over 4,700 pages of comic art, as well as numerous Cerebus covers and illustrations. Keep up to date on all of Gerhard's current projects at his blog and website, including details of his new book, The Wish.

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