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the end of UKCAC

All things, good, bad and indifferent come to an end. UKCAC dairy page 6This was it for UKCAC; an armful of comics and a train back to Oxford, as I run away from my confused friends and frustrated supporters, wondering what (if anything) I'm going to do next. Fun fact, though Dave is feeding me beer, he is drinking none of it himself! And they wonder why I'm a drunk ... Read my resolution and solution.

A note about the comic I'm reading on the train. You'd be hard-put to find copies of Grafitti Kitchen around any more, but that particular comic strip is one of many fine stories collected into Alec: How to be an Artist which you can buy online from:

Top Shelf, amazon.co.uk, amazon.com (where you can also read pages of it) and probably a load of other places, too.

I've read my copy quite a few times.


( 4 worms — Feed the birds )
11th Mar, 2004 01:26 (UTC)
Graffiti Kitchen is currently available reprinted as part of Three Piece Suit.
(and hurrah for Gawain and the photocopier!)
13th Mar, 2004 10:52 (UTC)
Mine too - still one of my favourite reads. These UKCAC strips are wonderful but that's hardly surprising. Who doesn't use a drip-pen, and what do they use instead?


PS Paint Jesus Blue!
14th Mar, 2004 15:36 (UTC)
I don't use a dip pen
Well, I *do*, obviously, but not all the time. At that time I was using a zebra signwriter and a pilot g-tec -- basically thin'n'fat pens, and I still do some of my strips like that.

I also use (deep breath) gel pens, brush pens, brushes, crayon, pastel, felt tips, glass pens, magic markers, pencils (propelling, coloured), pencils (traditional, varied), OHP/laundry markers, bic biros and bingo pens.

I probably missed some out.

... and let's not forget the computer. Plenty of people I know use graphics tablets, me included (though I usually save it for computer colouring -- don't seem to be able to kick the habit of starting with pen to paper) and I also draw with the mouse.
14th Mar, 2004 17:58 (UTC)
Re: I don't use a dip pen
I do all my fiddling after scanning in mspaint. I'll get a mac one day and I'm already worried that I won't be able to use mspaint or find anything as easy to use. I've tried doing some mouse drawing and liked some of what came out but it felt like fast track RSI so I haven't tried it for a while.
( 4 worms — Feed the birds )