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that's me on the left there

After a weekend in the emotional spin-cycle (for heaven's sake, crying at Dr Who?) I've put down some lines (on paper -- the mermaid strip) and am trying to quell my towering jealousy of all the friends who are going to Glastonbury. (Don't worry, tinyjo, I won't take it out on Cassiecat.) I made it out to Charlbury for a few hours on Sunday, but it wasn't a big festival thing; more like a temporary island of green trees and sunshine with a suitably sultry soundtrack (The Thumb Quintet, Sexy Breakfast). That seems to be the way at the moment: treks and islands. Of course, the treks can be good, too. I saw a badger on Donnington Bridge last night. Perhaps cities are becoming greener.

There was a photo of Andy by Matt I was looking for, didn't find it. Never mind ... this one's good, too -- from a workshop he was leading at Caption 2001 - Caption Loves You, where he was, as far as I can remember, talking about the romance of common objects. Later on the same weekend, he drew a six-page strip in a couple of hours, proof of concept for the marathon Sunday workshops that've been on at Caption every year since ... there you go, another thing to blame him for.

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purpletigron
20th Jun, 2005 16:38 (UTC)
I shed a little tear when Jack kissed everyone...

I'm not going to Glastonbury! :-)

May I mention the typorgraphy in the cartoon?
cleanskies
20th Jun, 2005 16:41 (UTC)
of course!
I may not be able to answer any specific questions, though. That'll have to wait 'till its author swings by.
purpletigron
20th Jun, 2005 16:43 (UTC)
Re: of course!
I'm glad I put a typo in my comment, because I can't work out whether

Weren't

is deliberately mis-written

Were'nt

there?
cleanskies
20th Jun, 2005 16:48 (UTC)
probably
just a mistake made in a screaming hurry. There's a midnight cut-off point on submussions, you see.
swisstone
20th Jun, 2005 16:53 (UTC)
Oh, that strip's brilliant. I have a big cheesy grin on my face!
cleanskies
20th Jun, 2005 17:15 (UTC)
quite a lot of them around
Jenni's been digging them out of old BAPAs
jinty
20th Jun, 2005 17:20 (UTC)
I have the originals
so it's v likely to feature in something...
ceciley
20th Jun, 2005 17:00 (UTC)
Sexy Breakfast: an acquaintance in the yr above is either the sister or the Significant Other of one of them (hmmm...). I always see Sexy Breakfast and Verbal Kink posters about, and they make me smile. Brilliant names.

There was a fox in my garden the other day, attempting to eat the chickens. My dad woke the whole house up, scaring it away.
cleanskies
20th Jun, 2005 17:07 (UTC)
*so* oxford
... I hope she knows whether she's sister or S.O. ... these things are important, you know.

You should tell your Dad to think of the poor starving fox-cubs.
profundo_rosso
21st Jun, 2005 09:52 (UTC)
I just wish the foxes would think of us poor buggers trying to sleep at 1:30am this morning. We had one performing karaoke over by the canal, and it was most definitely not appreciated, especially with a bedroom window open to avoid Ann and I expiring from the heat.
grannybum
21st Jun, 2005 12:55 (UTC)
i love the little trumpet-nosed aliens in the adam ant strip.
girlycomic
21st Jun, 2005 19:15 (UTC)
Prince Charming
I didn't realise it was Andy who drew that strip. I loved that strip when I saw it.

I think that year was the first Caption we came to and I was so impressed with people having comic races and being very energetic and enthusiatic all over the place.
cleanskies
22nd Jun, 2005 10:31 (UTC)
we were all
pretty loved up that year ... must've been all of the wigs and comedy moustaches
7725369
22nd Jun, 2005 10:24 (UTC)
The six-page strip
is yet another reason why I wish I knew him.
cleanskies
22nd Jun, 2005 10:38 (UTC)
well,
you'll hear more about him ... but, yeah. See you soon x
concourse
22nd Jun, 2005 10:52 (UTC)
It has brought tears to my eyes
along with the photos of the man in action.
I look forward to reading/hearing/seeing as much of Andy and his work as I can.
Will be back soon. x
andyluke
26th Jun, 2005 16:43 (UTC)
I remember he sat beside me at the garden table. His jacket was so suave.
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