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I did a long interview with Matthew Badham for RedEye #4 earlier this year, and he's now transcribed the entire sprawling email conversation it was based on. He ran it past me first so I was able add a few clarifying notes, but christ, I ramble on a bit: The glitter glue in the bed is based on a genuine incident ... and most of the featured creatures do live in my room. Apart from the roller-skating gin-delivering lizard, that's just wishful thinking. Ironically, I was actually really quite ill at the time ... Poor Matthew's having a bit of a rough week, and told me about it (from work on Sunday Evening) in an email entitled "Interview with Jeremy Davis". When pressed on the point he replied:
Jeremy Davis is a cartoonist/bounty hunter living in Oxford on Earth 2. He's faster than a speeding bull, can leap small buildings in a single bound and studies Latverian with Professor Von Doom Tuesday and Wednesday mornings from 5am until 7am. He's also a swimwear model.
I think I'd quite like to be Jeremy Davis apart from the whole morning person bit.

There's a frame by me in the 24 Frames exhibition in the thingsfromhere shop, but we're not supposed to say whose is whose. Although they're all up in a Flickr gallery so you can play spot the Jeremy Dennis original, if you want. Already attracting sarcastic comments! Ah well, it's better to be talked about than not to be talked about, I guess.

Watched A History of Violence last night, noting with amusement that a small but significant proportion of the audience were nice-looking girls with long hair and tassel skirts, presumably come to drool over la Viggo. Fortunately for them, Cronenberg was in a quiet mood, so Viggo's long legs remained undecorated with supernumary orifices. Pleasantly episodic (it's based on a comic) and touching on issues (personal reinvention, habits of violence) that interest me and mmm! the luxury of going to the cinema on my own. Good dark stuff.

Other than, that I've been putting up shelves. "You must be getting quite good at that by now," remarked colleague C when I told her how I'd spent my weekend. Alas, no. I continue to be very bad at it.


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4th Oct, 2005 11:14 (UTC)
I'll keep doing things I'm bad at until I find something I'm good at. Then I'll make my fortune.
4th Oct, 2005 12:14 (UTC)
such idealism!
It's far more likely that you'll keep on doing things you're bad at until you get more or less competent at them, and then you'll make a reasonable living. Not that I want to grind you dreams beneath the heels of my sensible shoes or anything ...
4th Oct, 2005 14:37 (UTC)
You're a great big grouch
I think you need aspirational shoes.
4th Oct, 2005 15:00 (UTC)
great big grouchbucket
my shoes are too worn down to be aspirational
4th Oct, 2005 15:04 (UTC)
Get some sole
There's nothing worse than grouchy toes.
4th Oct, 2005 16:02 (UTC)
perpetual sufferer from grouchy-toe
It's because I'm such a heel.
5th Oct, 2005 09:52 (UTC)
My toe, it grouches
This is punderful.
4th Oct, 2005 12:11 (UTC)
I'm pretty sure I spotted it!
4th Oct, 2005 12:16 (UTC)
half right ;D
4th Oct, 2005 15:08 (UTC)
A few things
1. In the frame of the site, you are named Jeremy "Davis" ... you may want someone to correct that.

2. N Testament! I remember you working on that! I never saw the final product though. :-)

3. I'm so appallingly bad about connecting the dots - I didn't realise 2000AD was an Ox-based venture. [crumbles in embarrassment now]

4th Oct, 2005 15:23 (UTC)
you've got some of the dots
... but not all of them. When you were living in this neck o'the woods, 2000AD was based in the (reputedly rather scary) Fleetway offices in London. However, at some point they entered into an agreement with Oxford-based computer games company Rebellion (which you may have heard of in other contexts) for use of characters in computer games, which eventually led to the company taking over publication of the comic.

I did spot Jeremy Davis in the frame, but I'm loath to crush his notional existence -- let him live his exciting life!
4th Oct, 2005 15:31 (UTC)
Re: you've got some of the dots
I see! And cheers for the links. :-)
4th Oct, 2005 15:26 (UTC)
n testament
4th Oct, 2005 16:03 (UTC)
24 Fraqmes
You're totally spottable. Are there 2? ...Did you catch mine? (I tried to look like not-me.) What is it with all the owls? Except that owls are good, of course...
4th Oct, 2005 16:15 (UTC)
owls are good
-- and I think I spotted which one was yours, for all of your sneakiness. Maybe the oval shape and brown colour of the frame suggested owl? Two, sort of. Frames have a front and a back.
4th Oct, 2005 16:15 (UTC)
Re: 24 Fraqmes
I like yours- yours has got comments, or notes too. You crazy cartoonists.
4th Oct, 2005 16:18 (UTC)
Re: 24 Fraqmes
we always have to shove captions all over everything
6th Oct, 2005 16:57 (UTC)
googlism on Jeremy Davis
Jeremy Davis is not currently listed on any rankings
Jeremy Davis is now the maintainer
Jeremy Davis is an unknown quantity at this point
jeremy davis is really gay
JEREMY DAVIS is the bit off kilter survivor
(Jeremy Davis) is working for a small studio
Jeremy Davis is off the scale
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