September 4th, 2003


my eye-destroying shirt gets its day in the sun

My Wonderful Life (with added Ladyfest)There's a workshop I run called "My Wonderful Life" -- more successful with adults than children (though teenagers quite like it) -- where I force people to concentrate on the positive aspects of their life and make it into a comic. As workshop leader, I need to participate during the build-up (when I'm getting people to do their warming-up exercises and come up with ideas) but by the time it gets onto the actual drawing I'm too busy plate-spinning to finish my strip. Every time, I say I'll finish it later. Every time, I just don't.

Bwahaha! The power of the comics tea party triumphs! Here is My Wonderful Life (with added Ladyfest) as drawn last week at tinyjo's, starring green tea, my graphics tablet and Bristol's own bad-ass, badasstronaut.

Oh -- couple of plugs. UK-based cartoonists, we're currently trying to organise a Winter Comics Retreat -- probably near Stroud. (Basically, going off to a big house in the middle of nowhere, eating nice food, making comics, getting drunk and going on the occasional walk to remind yourself there's an outside world.) If you want to be involved, the time to get in touch is NOW because badasstronaut needs to get organising. The original post describing it is here.

Everyone else (though possibly also of most interest to cartoonists) the Picky Picky Game needs new plot development. Someone give us a hand?
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