CRANIREONS OF BOTYA, 1974
Adventures in poetry
Glen Baxter AKA Colonel Baxter.
Glen Baxter is a British illustrator born in 1946 in Leeds and who currently lives and works in London. His drawings are accompanied by shot captions inspired by the naïve style of illustration used in 1940s novels for young people. Cowboys, explorers and schoolboys dressed in tweed, placed in often absurd and surreal situations constitute a major theme. This adept of the British school of nonsense in fact found his inspiration on the other side of the Channel in the work of Raymond Roussel, Magritte and De Chirico. His work is characterised by its economy of means, its graphic style without shadow, simple understated colours worked in pastels or pencil and journalistic writing. The humour arises from the off-kilter encounter between drawing and the written word. Glen Baxter works for the press on a regular basis (Vanity Fair, Le Monde, New Yorker) and has been exhibited internationally.