Tuesday 22 January 2008


Creative scribing turned out to be a really good day . Not least because there were a few of us scribes doing our thing and it's always a blast to meet others in what can be quite an isolated line of work and exchange tips and anecdotes ("I once drew a nose this big!").
They are invariably top people or at the very least interesting ones. It was quite exhausting standing for over five hours of solid drawing, all the while concentrating on trying to convey the speakers' meaning.
However we get paid and fed for our trouble so I'm not complaining.
Saturday, wandered down to Camden market to check out Oli Smith's excellent London Underground Comics stall where I purchased Sean Azzopardi's Twelve Hour Shift collected edition, as well as some more Tales from the Flat and Dan Lester(Monkeys Might Puke)'s very funny 24Hour Comic. The Bedsit Journal guys had a stall there too but I think it was a one-off. Nice to see something edifying and worthwhile among the endless sea of tat, crafts and souvenirs.
And just a few steps away from the Hawley Arms. Very civilised.
Oh and I left some comics with Oli who will put them out next week I hope.

Tuesday 15 January 2008

Busy Bee

It's been a flurry of activity these past couple of weeks.
Got that strip cartoon finished and approved by the client so should be a monthly gig.
Got commissioned to illustrate a piece I was subbing for a travel magazine and got that done and delivered over the weekend. Some fat blokes on a plane – quite pleased with that.
Off to do something called creative scribing tomorrow...?
Just call me supercomicgenius!

Wednesday 2 January 2008

New Year New Post

Well what can I say? It's a whole brand spanking new year with a new number and everything.
And with a trip to Vegas in February and various bits of work lined up it's all looking quite peachy. And who's to say that Nick's enforced prospective career change won't turn out to be a good thing in the end...
Christmas came and went peacefully with a few parties and a panto and much eating, drinking and lying around on the sofa watching old episodes of The Mighty Boosh. The Lovely Lulu headed off to Paris on a coach with the Lovely Lola and is due back tonight.

I've got to come up with a few ideas for a strip by the end of today as a deadline is looming.
It involves among other things a pekingese which is a very weird looking creature – looks permanently pissed off and doesn't appear to have any legs!
How does it manage to take a shit? Its hair must get completely covered in crap.