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worshipping at the urban henge

Wake up Wake up (detail)The slightly improvisational scanner set-up continues -- meaning that there's a sneak preview of The Weekly Strip (this week: Wake up! Wake up!) going up here on cleanskies before it gets onto my alleged website.

This is my first year in the new house, and I'm still getting used to how the sun moves around it; the discovery that around Halloween it rises through the multistorey carpark, flashing through the concrete layers floor by floor was a particularly nice moment. The dream about the evolution of sound was the fault of Tim Science, who'd been showing me (images of) sound waves the night before; the snarling spaniel of wakefulness is humourous shape for one of my regular liminal hallucinations -- that something bulky, dark and growling is at the foot of my bed ...

Speaking of which (dogs and mysterious specks of light) mr_snips, I finally got around to reading The House on the Borderland (it's online! here) one of the days I was home sick. It's good fever reading (although I must confess I began to drift a little during the orrery/astronomy trips) but the lack of actual home improvements going on (although I suppose you could argue that nailing the doors shut *is* beefing up home security) means it isn't quite the DIY/haunted house book I was craving. It also seemed quite unnecessarily convinced of the innate evil of luminous and lurid colours, while I actually found the descriptions of the lurid green house under the turbid red sky weirdly soothing. And I'm more concerned with attics than cellars. But other than that ...

I found an amber octopus for sale at the market yesterday, but I didn't buy it.


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11th Nov, 2005 14:19 (UTC)
That multi-storey carpark they put next to the thatched cottage! I still get a kick out of that!
11th Nov, 2005 14:22 (UTC)
cosy, yet urban
That's Florence Park!
11th Nov, 2005 14:25 (UTC)
Nothing much to say, but what a
lovely strip. And I'm plainly catching your comment Subject habits.
11th Nov, 2005 14:31 (UTC)
thanks ---
and about that picture, for you? I'm thinking about it. Really hard. I've even found some really good paper for it. But not done it yet, obviously. (groan)
11th Nov, 2005 14:46 (UTC)
No groaning, groaning's bad
Heh, I just emailed you about that. No panic! I have a small patience store, which I have laid aside for this very purpose. It's called Jordy.
11th Nov, 2005 14:45 (UTC)
"...full of trilobites with soundwave skeletons."

11th Nov, 2005 14:54 (UTC)
... and that's the sort of reason I don't want to get up in the morning
11th Nov, 2005 14:50 (UTC)
BTW, you know if you're seeing trilobites, Godzilla cannot be far behind!
11th Nov, 2005 14:55 (UTC)
I hope so!
I have plans for GODZILLA this christmas!
11th Nov, 2005 19:47 (UTC)
Re: I hope so!
Oh yessss, a Godzilla Christmas!
11th Nov, 2005 16:17 (UTC)
11th Nov, 2005 15:00 (UTC)
I absolutely love this strip, I think it's one of my favourites.
11th Nov, 2005 16:13 (UTC)
eee, thanks!
11th Nov, 2005 16:20 (UTC)
I loved the srtip too. The colouring is gorgeous.
11th Nov, 2005 16:37 (UTC)
Your colouring is always gorgeous, even if it's blue biro on yellow paper - but this strip is most splendid.
House on the Borderland is one of my favourites. And Richard Corben did a comic strip version too.
12th Nov, 2005 01:13 (UTC)
House on the Borderline
House on the Borderline! Wow! This is one of the few books that can cross genre prejudices. It scared the pants off me, and it scared the pants off Mick the builder. (*pause for thought*) In retrospect, this may be why he lent it to me.
jo x
12th Nov, 2005 01:14 (UTC)
Re: House on the Borderline
Borderland. That's what I meant. Duh.
12th Nov, 2005 21:55 (UTC)
You've done very well on the house improvement front I think (what demented make-over fiend are you comparing yourself to? And do I want to know the answer to that?).
We did nowt to the house for four years after we'd bought it (and that was three years after we'd moved in). The carpet has just been taken away - three years after the whippet had the runs all over it, which was the final coup de grâce following years of abuse from various incontinent and vomming dogs. But this is prolly just making you feel ill rather than full of DIY dynamism... ;)
13th Nov, 2005 01:31 (UTC)
ni-i-ize, very nize
your strip: delicious visual poetry

the projected dot finally getting you up was hilarious

the dog's bark turning into "work work work" was a nice fade-out
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