27th Aug 2014
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20th Aug 2014
Completely failed to get any work done on the comic yesterday. Other things to do. As consolation, how about me singing the old Big Star song “Thirteen”?
13th Aug 2014
06th Aug 2014
30th Jul 2014
There’ll be no page this week. Don’t know if it’s the heat or the hay fever or what, but my brain is shut and this weeks installment is sitting in there refusing to come out. As some consolation, here’s the great illustrator Victor Ambrus’s rendition of Cú Chulainn from Rosemary Sutcliff’s 1963 retelling The Hound of Ulster. I’ve been indulging my passion from the illustrators of British children’s books of the 60s and 70s, artists like Ambrus, Margery Gill, and my first love among illustrators Charles Keeping, at the Today’s Inspiration Group on Facebook. If you’re on Facebook and like good drawing, have a browse – there are so many amazing illustrators to learn about.
23rd Jul 2014
16th Jul 2014
09th Jul 2014
02nd Jul 2014
A variety of factors. Hay fever stuffing up my brain, it’s too hot to draw (hollow laugh from those of you who live in actually hot places, but I’m not used to it) and my wee brother arrived home from Africa last night and I’d to pick him up from the airport. All adds up to, no page got drawn.
Think of it this way – I’m just like Alan Moore. In the latter stages of writing Watchmen, he used to write two or three pages at a tie and send them round to Dave Gibbons’ house by taxi. And yes, I am comparing The Cattle Raid of Cooley to Watchmen. Which presumably means if anybody makes a film of it I’ll have a strop and fall out with myself.
I’m rambling. Normal service will be resumed at some point, hopefully next Wednesday.