Sunday, January 08, 2006

BIFF Retrospective

One of the casualties of The Guardian's change to a Berliner format was the Biff cartoons and strips that had appeared regulalrly in the paper since 1985. Happily a retrospevctive exhibition of the work of Chris Garratt and Mick Kidd (the originators and creators of the world of Biff) will be held at the Newsroom, 60 Farringdon Road, London EC1R from Jan 19th to March 3rd. Opening times: Monday to Friday 10:00-17:00. Saturday: 12:00-16:00. Admission is free.

Mick and Chris met at grammar school in the 1950s and have collaborated on BIFF since the mid-1970s. Chris creates the artwork - a mixture of collage, found images, tracings and original drawings, and Mick is responsible for the text.One of the unique aspects of BIFF is that Mick lives in London and Chris in the Scilly Isles. They have created their strips and other artwork over the last 30 years by phone, post, email and occasional meetings.

To see more of their work, visit:

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