February 19th, 2008


tharg has promised me clockwork ostriches - this week's strip

When I phoned Tim last he said (before he said anything else) "Tharg printed your letter!" ... and yes, it is true. I wrote in to mildly protest the savage destruction of giant robot dinosaurs by bony monster of fear, Shakara!, and had my letter published, verbatim. Which proves I've still got it, I suppose, though what I've got is another question. Tharg asked if I'd like Shakara to destroy some giant clockwork ostriches next. That sounds like a stick to beat artists with :D

Also, last night's Life in Cold Blood, mmm? Those Mexican Beaded Lizards are gorgeous, aren't they? The moment I'm a world-ransoming supervillain it'll be them, on my lawn, patrolling the haha around my elaborate summerhouse. "Why yes, Mr Bond, they are lovely. But wait until they start to bite... bwahahahahaha!"

Oh, and I nearly forgot to post this week's strip, which is of the purely autobiographical sort. I build a fence, I think gloomy thoughts, a robin lands on it. That sort of thing. A detail that didn't make it into the strip is Mariella Frostrup (one of next door's two enormous tom cats) concluding she that can't get through the ordinary cat-sized holes in the trellis, and going round, while staring at us, balefully.

how to build a wildlife-friendly back fence
how to build a wildlife-friendly back fence
First, take your sledge-hammer.

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