Vic Pratt


Vic Pratt

Victor Alfred Pratt usually called just Vic Pratt is an artist, writer, musician and actor Born in 1971 and lives in Muswell Hill, North East London. [Biography in "The Zine" #9]

He printed two issues of his own British small press comics "Flea Circus" [flea circus website http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/southbank/pottery/768/index.html] in the mid 1990s. His comic strips are mostly autobiographical similar to Robert Crumb or Chester Brown. His art influences are David Law and Herge. He drew a comic strip "Bad Feedback" in which he bitterly remembers his time in university having his comics rejected. He drew "Harry Tate's Final Curtain" in which his grandad met the music hall star Harry Tate and saved his life before he died in 1940. Shorter more humorous comic strips are "Charlie Childish" and "Strange man In a bookshop".

He wrote reviews in the 1990s small press zine "Zum!" [website at http://www.zumcomics.info/ ] He also wrote for "Story Paper Collectors' Digest", a magazine about British boys' story paper fiction. He wrote reports on "The Old Boys' Bookclub". He is a historian on British comics and wrote reviews and drew comics in "Psychopia" the zine of British comics. He drew many multi artist "jam strips" in the zine including "Martian Jam" and "Stranded on the M25".

As the British Film Institute fiction film curator he brought the first screening of Stanley Long's Primitive London movie [http://www.resonancefm.com/listings/20070127.html] [ [http://www.fayrstede.com/news3.htm Fayrestede Productions Ltd - The Homepage of Stanley Long ] ] He brought to the National Film Theatre the first screening of the live-action The Adventures of Tintin film "Tintin and the Golden Treasure" [ [http://forbiddenplanet.co.uk/blog/?p=3003 The Forbidden Planet International Blog Log » Tintin at the NFT ] ] As National Film Archive curator he introduces Rupert Bear Night with special guests Mary Turner creator of the puppet show and Terry Jones (Monty Python). [ [http://www.bfi.org.uk/whatson/bfi_southbank/events/rupert_bear_night Rupert Bear Night | What's On ] ]

In his spare time he plays and sings in country-folk-pop group Monogram [ [http://www.monogramophone.com/index.html Monogram homepage - a chamber folk music hall art pop group based in Muswell Hill, London - featuring Corinna reicher, Vic Pratt and Stephen McConnachie ] ] with Stephen McConnachie and Corinna Reicher they first performed live at The Drill Hall, London in October 2004 and they recorded their first album for the Irregular Records subsidiary label for new bands, Unlabelled. He also played and sang in humorous music hall novelty-pop group Dylan Rabbit. [Full name is "The Dylan Rabbit Pop Circus Orchestra" http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QJ1OBad2iSk]

He has also played the leading roles in the Hounslow films of director Jan Manthey [ [http://kinokarno.tripod.com/id9.html Filmography ] ] He has acted in films such as Teenagecstasy [ [http://kinokarno.tripod.com/id2.html Teenage Ecstasy ] ] .

He sent a drawing of himself to Robert Crumb asking him to draw himself shaking Vic's hand. The art can be seen in the book Odds & Ends [ [http://www.amazon.com/Odds-Ends-R-Crumb/dp/1582341362 Amazon.com: Odds & Ends: Books: R. Crumb ] ]

References

External links

* http://www.fortunecity.co.uk/southbank/pottery/768/organists.html


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