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Rusty Chrome (Malcolm Parker)

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Ardizzone's Isetta
« on: August 02, 2013, 11:05:05 PM »
I'm a bit of a fan of the illustrator Edward Ardizzone, so I was delighted to discover this letter in the British cartoon archive which shows him in his bubble window Isetta.

http://www.cartoons.ac.uk/browse/archive_item/anytext=Ardizzone?page=1
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Re: Ardizzone's Isetta
« Reply #1 on: August 03, 2013, 08:29:53 AM »
Thanks for posting that. It would seem he lived his own cartoons!

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Re: Ardizzone's Isetta
« Reply #2 on: August 06, 2013, 01:16:05 PM »
He did, lots of the illustrations he did for other authors feature places where he used to live and characters he'd observed on his travels.
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Re: Ardizzone's Isetta
« Reply #3 on: August 12, 2013, 09:02:18 AM »
Nice one! One of my Mum's engravings which she did when we lived in Montevideo 1958-1962 shows cars driving along the main road, La Rambla, beside the river Plate. One of them is unmistakably a bubble car, probably an Isetta. Jose Schneckenberger (in the Heinkel Trojan Club) says that the local bus company used a fleet of Isettas for carrying mail and spare parts.
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