Tuesday 24 February 2009

Of Mars and pen

Got my contribution to the Thing anthology finished. Hurrah!
Here's a taster.

Now just got to get the new comic completed in time...

Here is a rather splendid portrait of lovely Oliver Lambden from the Fitzroy pubdraw, who incidentally celebrated a birthday yesterday. I've been producing some very satisfying sketches lately thanks to my lovely brushpen, I will post some more when I get round to it.

Sunday 15 February 2009

Re pubdraw

There's another one tomorrow night at the Fitzroy Tavern this time... here's some more I did last week.

Tuesday 10 February 2009


Last night, I battled through the elements (well got very soaked anyway) to attend the first LUC PUBDRAW. Only a handful of us made it but it was great to see the gang and to catch up with Sean again. Some drawing and drinking took place and lo, it was a good vibe. I don't think the pub was too impressed with us. Our drinking was so restrained they closed the upstairs bar and kicked us out as we weren't spending enough...

Wednesday 4 February 2009

Recovering under a blanket

Saturday night's festivities went off fine and a good time was had by me, and, I hope, by all who were present.
I paid the price on Sunday when I dragged myself to the Alternative Press Fair in Camden. I shared a table with Caroline Kerrie and watched her cheerfully do brisk business with the punters while I fought the nausea and headache, and barely covered my table costs. There was plenty of traffic coming through the hall, but my miserable countenance was probably not the best sales aid in the world. Needless to say I didn't make it back for the open mic shenanigans in the evening.
By Monday it was apparent that my troubles were not simply alcohol-based as the nausea worsened and the shivers kicked in. Nothing to do but wrap up warm and settle in for some Wire watching. We were snowed-in, Ned got two bonus days off school so no pressure to go anywhere...