Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day (cleanskies) wrote,
Jeremy Dennis is Jeremy Day

walking and thinking and thinking and walking

Last weekend I ended up going through a box of old papers and letters, chucking it (well, about half of it). I was a frantic correspondent, it seems -- writing drama-laden screeds to various bewildered penpals, all of them close friends who had moved away. Without my letters I can only guess at the story behind a torn up and re-sellotaped letter which starts WELL YOU WILL BE GLAD TO KNOW YOU'VE HURT ME VERY MUCH or five pages of weird ramblings about Viz, drinking and having a shower in multi-coloured inks. But one thought persists: we'd have saved a lot of trees if the internet had been around when I was a teenager...

I also turned up a house photo, taken in the sixth form. The school had just recently gone mixed, and I was the first girl to have gone from the lower school into the sixth, the others were a bunch of nice girls having two years in a mixed before going to university, college, travelling, you know. They all look prosperous and well grooomed; I look like a mad grab-bag of signifiers, totally incoherent and decidedly scruffy. Which is fair enough.

So, in commemoration of my teenaged self, this week's strip. I started elaborately colouring it and then realised I was doing this for the pleasure of colouring and not for the sake of the strip. This one's the appropriately monochrome version.

it gets bitter with time - detail
it gets bitter with time - detail
In which the washing up is not my friend


  • Post a new comment


    default userpic

    Your reply will be screened

    Your IP address will be recorded 

    When you submit the form an invisible reCAPTCHA check will be performed.
    You must follow the Privacy Policy and Google Terms of use.