Whilst on tour in Canada in 2007, Billy was inspired by Montreal’s drizzling rain to buy some felt-tip pens and a sketchbook. Over time, his drawings of little islands became intricate yet honest shapes – and Born On A Rainy Day began.
The sixth release from the sell-out series reflects Billy’s idiosyncratic, no-holds-barred comedy. Black-and-white lines, Escher-esque surrealism and an increased use of colour are underpinned by a sense of liberation. His anonymous characters boast a charming simplicity.
Billy says: “I just want to keep honing the thing that I’ve got and make it better and better – that’s all. That’s the only ambition I feel."
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Billy Connolly | Born On A Rainy Day | 2012
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