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meetings and bus journeys - detail

This week's strip is four unconnected pages from my increasingly-battered looking Muji bogpaper A6 sketchpad. They used to do an A7 one, but I got bored of waiting for it to come back, cracked and bought the A6. Glad I did, as I'm increasingly drawn to the practicality of sketchpad that's big enough to get an almost-story onto a page while being small enough for discreet use during meetings and bus journeys. The panel shown here is a detail from she cloned herself a friendly pterodaustro, which (apart from the four-page strip about godzilla) is my favourite in the book. When I showed it to him, timscience asked me if there was such a dinosaur as a pterodaustro. Ha! Do not doubt my dinosaur knowledge! It's usually potrayed bright pink because its jaws look primed for shrimp.

Speaking of timscience, he's asked me to plug the £4.99 Headbangers and Mash compilation, the first release from his college label, by that year's music + music tech students -- some memorably weird stuff, including rock samba, hip-hop shamisen, and gay rappers rocking out a memorable nu-rock masterpiece. In Polar Bear from monday, in his bag from tuesday (for those likely to be running into him).

Friday scrapstore:

Anyone want to finish off the Perl rap?

If you're having Perl problems, I feel bad for you, son
I got 99 problems but a switch($var) ain't one

sparkymark, damiancugley, I'm looking at you. (via andlosers)

Also, another fabulous filthy comics link.

Can't make these classic computer game knits to display in IE, might do better on another browser.

Japanese anti-smoking ads. I have no idea.


( 6 worms — Feed the birds )
29th Sep, 2006 16:34 (UTC)
Japanese antismoking ads
Those are actually really cool! :-) Credit to the Japanese and their dominant sense of propriety that the best message isn't scaremongery health warnings, but exploiting the POWER OF CUTE (with a proverbial edge). ;-)
30th Sep, 2006 12:05 (UTC)
Re: Japanese antismoking ads
Mmm, some of them would make great t-shirts, too.
29th Sep, 2006 16:35 (UTC)
Oh So Pretty...
I especially liked the vision quest.
Reminds me, what I sent to you (yup, right address-) was a Mind Shop sketchbooky thing (A5) that made me think of you because it had a rather JD-style bird on the cover. Weird; wonder where it ended up?
And how DO you manage to comfortably draw so teensy?
30th Sep, 2006 12:03 (UTC)
ah, vision quests ...
!!! You hadn't put your address on the back, and I wasn't sure who'd sent it. It's lovely, and so is the little bird card (which is currently on my notice board). I'm currently experimenting to see what will draw onto those thick hand-made pages. I've got this idea about using a hard pencil for engraving and then rubbing soft colour over the top ....

As far as teensy pictures go -- propelling pencils, smaller nibs -- I'm not sure it's comfortable, as such, but there's the sort of macho (anti-mocho?) urge to see just how small and dense I can draw ..
29th Sep, 2006 22:50 (UTC)
oh just another gushing comment about how much I love your art no need to reply
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3rd Jul, 2007 14:09 (UTC)
Re: Hi
Hi. You're a robot, or -- worse -- a robota, aren't you?
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