Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
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i-pod-omancy, this week's strip

Home Improvement Limerick detailDesperate but not serious - Adam and the Ants
Making it Pay - Dabrye
Night Rider - Dick Dale
Counterfeit - Low Gold
Let's spend the night together - David Bowie
Existe - Apollo 440
Song for Bob Dylan - David Bowie
Perpetual Dawn - the orb

The i-pod says: stay up all night partying, but don't forget to print up your minicomics for the comics convention. Beware print errors, and don't get too wound up over prices, fame and being a fake. David Bowie adds: if strange ladies upset you, sing Bob Dylan songs at them to make them go away. But he's old and mad, so can be safely ignored.

Busy this week getting ready for the Brighton Comics Expo this weekend. Not doing anything there except catching up with friends, but still a good excuse to put toegther a weekly strip anthology: This week's strip is the title page from that, not the more elaborate piece I'd intended but maybe just as well as there are already quite enough strips about death in the anthology. The anthology also includes some unpublished, scripts, and other bits and bobs in it because, you know, why not?

Re: this week's strip, given that I had to explain to Damian, "It's a limerick", maybe I'll do that again, here:

When her co-mortgagee asked with some feeling
Whys she kept drawing birds on the ceiling
She said, as she did,
Simply to be rid
Of a strange overpowering feeling

Which is, of course, based on my half-memory of the Edward Gorey limerick:

A headstrong young woman in Ealing
Threw her two weeks' old child at the ceiling;
When quizzed why she did,
She replied, "To be rid
Of a strange, overpowering feeling."

Which is, perhaps, the ultimate domestic limerick, infinitely adaptable, always illogical:

Their new housemate (while looking appealing)
Spattered chilli and cheese on the ceiling;
When quizzed why she did,
She replied, "To be rid
Of a strange, overpowering feeling."

Her lover while humming a dirge
Spent all their cash online in a splurge;
When quizzed why he did,
He replied, "To be rid
Of a strange, overpowering urge."

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