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Eddie Campbell at Comica, part 2

As promised, page two of the notes. I was increasingly distracted by the yarn-spinning by this stage, so it's a bit thinner. The gay bingo happens regularly at the ICA, and is (it seems) raucous enough to float up to the ?third ?fourth floor, and occasionally a call intruded a little. We had to leave via the back door to avoid it, later.

The interesting things here (to me) are Eddie talking about how he makes mistakes when talking that he can avoid when the narrative is confined within the frames of a comic; and that small, supposedly unimportant things can still make for legendary tales and astonishing stories.

In other news I've discovered what kitten for "stop eating the kangaroo paw flowers" is. You should point at the kitten and say "joob joob joob joob joob" in an outraged tone. No idea if it works for other cut flowers.

Eddie Campbell at the ICA 2
Eddie Campbell at the ICA 2
He was talking about fraud and creative accountancy.


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13th Nov, 2009 08:12 (UTC)
Thanks for this
I particularly like "The artist must be mentally sketching all the time" - though he commented that some times he turns stuff into comics right away and sometimes it's a long time later, so there must be a pretty hefty element of telling-stories-to-yourself in the latter. Ties in to ordinary events achieving legendary status and "important writing doesn't need to create extravaganzas" really.

Wish he lived nearer so we could invite him to CAPTION.
13th Nov, 2009 17:33 (UTC)
Re: Thanks for this
He'd be our hero if he was just a little closer ;) Don't worry, I'm fairly sure he has local people to idolize him !
13th Nov, 2009 08:45 (UTC)
Thanks for posting these. 'Ordinary events do achieve legendary status.' Yeh.
13th Nov, 2009 17:34 (UTC)
Yes, they do.
13th Nov, 2009 09:47 (UTC)
I think my kangaroo paw has died
Any chances of cuttings/seeds next spring?
Care tips also handy.
13th Nov, 2009 11:39 (UTC)
Re: I think my kangaroo paw has died
Mine is a bunch of cut flowers, not a growing plant. I found some care tips online while I was checking them for poisonousness though (they're not) which suggests that (like a lot of Australian plants) it's quite good as resurrecting from apparent death, so don't give up hope.
13th Nov, 2009 09:50 (UTC)
13th Nov, 2009 17:29 (UTC)
Thanks! I hadn't read that :)
13th Nov, 2009 14:00 (UTC)
Love the washes over notes and sketches style. Would be great if you could manage them for all sorts of subjects wot have lectures and them make them poster sized as a "very-very short guide to..." series.
13th Nov, 2009 17:32 (UTC)
I post a bunch of lecture notes over on my blog but the subject matter is rather more dull, alas -- social networking, websites, young people. I've just found a very exciting pile from some a safeguarding conference I went too!

Hmm, yes, as I said, less exciting
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