Bonus art: Gigi reads

It was with considerable pleasure that I recently received a sketch connected with John Villalino‘s ongoing Pretty Vacant comics series, a premium for my having recently backed the project on Kickstarter. It’s series protagonist Gigi Gutierrez. She seems to spend most of her time trying to outrun or outwit a cabal of evildoers who are determined to turn her into some sort of a manikin, but I thought it might be nice if she were given an opportunity to relax for a change with a volume of some the greatest poetry written in Italian.

gigi-leopardi

Click for full size; used here by the kind permission of the creators. For you Romance language buffs out there, the originals of the lines Gigi is reading are “Ma tu per certo,/Giovinetta immortal, conosci il tutto…” which are from Giacomo Leopardi’s Canto XXIII: Canto notturno di un pastore errante dell’Asia.. If you’re curious about the whole, you can find the original Italian text here, a recitation by Arnoldo Foà here, and a free English translation by A.S. Kline here.

Tumblr favorite #345: Running the panel

Original post here.

Sourced to You Know.

Additional image provenance by Bacchus

The source image in your tumblr stream is this tumblr-watermarked and heavily-Instagram-filtered image of French singer and actress Vanessa Paradis:

http://fatale-lolita.tumblr.com/post/26523221548/vanessa-paradis

More information about Vanessa Paradis is available on Wikipedia:

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Vanessa_Paradis

There is a much larger version (with cleaner colors) of your subject photograph here:

https://imageshack.us/a/img821/1915/a38b9078.jpg

That’s from a page that has many other photos of Vanessa, including several of her running a similar soundboard without glasses:

http://hqimages4u.blogspot.com/2011/05/vanessa-paradis-various-photoshoots-hq.html

More photos of Vanessa are available here:

http://lecornacchiedellamoda.blogspot.com/2012/11/vanessa-paradis-styles.html

Unfortunately I was not able to identify the photographer or media-origin of your photograph.

Bacchus is actively taking image research commissions, and if you have adult imagery you’re curious to learn more about, I encourage you to visit Bacchus’s introductory post for his image-searching service, where you can find details about how to commission him.

Tumblr favorite #298: New teacher

Original post here.

Sourced to Old Erotic Art.

Bonus image provenance by Bacchus:

Your image is the cover art for an Italian Fumetti magazine called Skorpio:

http://www.alessandrodistribuzioni.it/en/italian-comics-eura-editoriale-skorpio-anno-24-skorpio-anno-24-4-45253000040.html

That page identifies the cover artist as Massimo Carnevale, which matches the artist signature on your image (an “MC” in a circle). Massimo Carnevale is a prolific Italian cover illustrator. Comics Vine’s entry on him is here:

http://www.comicvine.com/massimo-carnevale/4040-28082/

There is more artist information (in Italian) here:

http://it.wikipedia.org/wiki/Massimo_Carnevale

Another small collection of cover art by him (including your image) can be found here:

http://illustrateurs.blogspot.com/2009/11/carnevale-massimo.html?zx=9d8152c21a27f90e

Bacchus is actively taking image research commissions, and if you have adult imagery you’re curious to learn more about, I encourage you to visit Bacchus’s introductory post for his image-searching service, where you can find details about how to commission him.