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the return of the weekly strip

It's another guestie! And this one's by my mum! Go mum! Go mum!

guest strip by mum - detail

Caution -- it's a long one, you'll have to scroll sideways to escape the wren of terror and encounter the chicken of despair.

Next week's should be by me, assuming I find a minute. Which I will. In the meantime I'm continuing to tidy up the however-many-years body of work The Weekly Strip represents by pulling out abandoned, hidden and censored comics and chucking them or finishing them. Meet some that made it through the grinder:

happy girl detail
I drew Happy Girl for a workshop way back in 2002. The workshop, for young people, was looking at positive emotions. We drew on transparencies, which were then displayed using an overhead projector! This was photocopied and coloured in while describing the tasks. The transparency is long gone, but I found the old sketch, and coloured it in all over again, this time keeping inside the lines.
ende detail
Poor old Ende was drawn using an almost-run-out brush pen, but proved too faint to effectively scan. I couldn't find a suitable material to complete it with until twist-up crayons became available this season. It suited my mood this week, too.
chill detail
Chill was a personal reply to Snow Queen, done a couple of months earlier. I delayed publishing it because it's, hm, personal.
3 in a bed remix detail
The 3 in a bed remix was one of several ideas I had for a piece for Caption Remix's auction last year. Abandoned when I realised no-one would remember the comics any more! There's been at least one more comic since called 3 in a Bed, too. At least mine was about sex grumble mutter ...

More will surely follow. They should turn up in theweeklystrip, but yesterday's publications managed to flummox the feed somehow (sorry about that) so I'll try to remember to flag them up here, too.


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9th Jan, 2007 13:28 (UTC)
Splutter! I remember three in a bed! very much so!
And, your mum is ace.
9th Jan, 2007 13:57 (UTC)
Ah, but for the bulk of Caption goers it is very much the dim distant past of yore. Generations have passed! Which doesn't take long when your generations are about 3 years.
9th Jan, 2007 13:36 (UTC)
go mum indeed! ten stars and a drumstick to her.
9th Jan, 2007 13:38 (UTC)
Ohh, what a treat! Merci.
9th Jan, 2007 13:50 (UTC)
I love the Happy Girl strip.... too bloody right.

Sigh, you mums work wrenches me, my mum would never do something cool like that. I gave up showing my artwork to my mum years ago as she becomes instantly psycologically blind, actually incapable of registering it at all and only revives at the mention of shopping.
9th Jan, 2007 13:55 (UTC)
Are you back? Your postcard turned up today!
9th Jan, 2007 14:00 (UTC)
also, mum's quite the mad artist herself
landscape - reflecting

It makes her very easy to buy presents for. This year, gouache in mistletoe green, violent and orange and purple lake.
9th Jan, 2007 16:34 (UTC)
Such wonderfuls after so long...

Thank you.
9th Jan, 2007 18:27 (UTC)
wow ! that one from your mum made a eye damp. And theres another five ? whoooopee !
9th Jan, 2007 22:49 (UTC)
Big smile. Lots of stuff. And your mum totally rocks! (or should that be totally rooks?)
11th Jan, 2007 11:31 (UTC)
I just saw "Happy Girl" which is the sort of comic I were thinking I would like to do. Creating the comic book equivalent of a herbal tea or a backrub. You do have such a projecting optimism. I wanna be like you !
"Ende" were so I had to speed read it, I am all too familiar with that mood and much of my next comicbook carries that sort of tone - very actual, very dull, very i know we could do without it. I think thats one I could return to if it I ever see it as serving a purpose. Like a medication without having to fir in clinic opening hours.

11th Jan, 2007 13:12 (UTC)
your work is so wonderful!! and so is your mum's!
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