Saturday, 31 May 2008

Well, a nation turns its back and gags


The last panel of this piece may need a little explanation (at the risk of killing the joke by explaining it).

Pure style (outdoors)

Birthday card for my sister-in-law.

Before you start hunting through for the quote, I can tell you that it comes from this book which she requested as a present.

Friday, 30 May 2008

Real emotional trash


OK, Malkmus-solo will never be as good as he used to be in a band, but some of the tracks on the new album hit the spot. Cold Son has a chorus good enough to inspire a drawing or two, and Out of Reaches grabs at my heartstrings every time I listen to it.

For some reason, whilst drawing this, I felt I needed a Joshua tree in the frame. Only after finishing the piece did I have a wee look at the mythology surrounding Yucca brevifolia and it turns out to be remarkably apt. Almost makes one want to become a Jungian. Almost.

Monday, 19 May 2008

Sold my cold knot, a heavy stone; sold my red horse for a venture home


At the moment I'm running away from laryngitis. If April is the cruellest month, May is the is the gruelest month.

[Title from Bon Iver song: a man who did something useful with his running-away-from]

Friday, 16 May 2008

Know thyself


I've slightly changed my Nadler character. Having seen Guru Nadler in the flesh last night, I realised that glasses are probably as important to his persona as my own. A spectacles-less Nadler just ain't a Nadler.

[Click on image to enlarge]
[Click here to see Nadler's original drawing of The Switch]

Wednesday, 14 May 2008

Ludovicians/pissing in the wind


Have been putting my week-long supine state to 'good' use by reading a novel or two.

Steven Hall's Raw Shark Texts seemed to resonate.

I could do with being attacked by a memory-munching Ludovician at the moment.

Sunday, 11 May 2008

“Life swings like a pendulum backward and forward between pain and boredom” (Schopenhauer)


I think Schopenhauer would have also liked the following quote: "If you use a physical regimen like Bikram yoga to punish yourself for being alive, at some point the body will rebel."

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Wednesday, 7 May 2008