Glock and Beretta - the Book
Glock & Beretta started life as a bed-time story-book in the Whalley Range All Stars show Bedcases (2002). Since then they’ve occasionally re-appeared in drawings. Given that they wouldn’t go away I decided that they may have a life of their own and so as well as offering a small selection of printed versions on this website,
The drawings are inspired by early Tom and Jerry/Road-Runner cartoons, where the character’s motivations are comically murderous and Al Columbia’s work, where children pick their way through a nightmarish world.
Glock & Beretta are your typical squabbling siblings whose rivalry tips over the edge into casual cruelty yet they emerge on the next page totally unscathed and ready to fight again. Usually they are trying to kill each other but occasionally they are victims of the same potentially fatal situation – a situation they have brought on themselves. They were great fun to draw.
Alongside the detailed brush and ink drawings are a series of preparatory sketches which attempt to find a structure for the story, a way one image can link to another and the best Images to achieve that.
130 drawings have been brought together as a full colour book available to buy from here or from Amazon.