Enter The Cornelius

….here’s a picture I did for Cornelius Stone to publish in his fine comic, Razor…(way back in 1990)….Scan 444

…and our first collaborative effort….

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…which I’m sure made sense in the context of something he was writing for us all to contribute to…

…but I’m buggered if I can remember what it was all about….

…Corn’ used to send out screeds of typed pages… sequential ideas with minimal stage direction…

…in the above example I think everyone got a chunk of the script…

…and free rein to interpret/re-write as you saw fit…so long as it started & finished as he’d suggested it would all join up as a cohesive piece…

…the “archival ‘toons” category over the next few months will consist mainly of stuff that Corn’ wrote & I drew….

…and having contacted him to seek permission to re-“publish” all this stuff I found that he is gearing up for more Knuckles The Nun/Oy-Oy carryings on….

…hide your children.

Another Celebrity In Store Visit

…this time it’s Lemmy…IMG_2650

 

…so named because of some large moles he has (not shown)…

 

…(is it just me, or do a disproportionate amount of people have pets named after celebrities?….

…I mean in the last 6 months we’ve had Keith Richards, Jarvis Cocker(leg) &, of course, regular visitor Floyd (Pink Floyd) and now Lemmy…just how many of these rock-pets are there??…

 

 

…oh fuck, what have I said!!!…rhetorical….that question was rhetorical!!!!).

Things Not To Attempt With The Flu

…number one….

…4 page cartoons…Scan 449 Scan 450 Scan 451 Scan 452

 

…number 2…

…sticking to a drawing schedule that has you ahead of your game….

…number 3…

…thinking up a third thing not to attempt.

 

…(man, this one nearly did for me….lost my 2 week buffer for posting…and am now a strong advocate for not-drawing-when-your-ill-to-meet-a-self-imposed-deadline).

So A Long Lost Customer Walks Into My Shop

…he doesn’t come so often, now that him & his partner have bought a place, their first, on the other side of town…

…great to catch up, news, rumours, appraisals of the quality of the stock…

…he’s  a customer who I wish could afford a few luxuries on top of servicing his mortgage…

…how long is it since I last saw you?…

…just over a year…

…which is about the length of time it takes to fill a plastic aeroplane full of your daily pocket change…

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…which I’d forgotten he’d done last time…. till he pulled it out from under his coat.

 

…(over $100 bucks worth of new records once a year…take note folk who say they “can’t” afford vinyl…there are savings plans to suit all budgets!).

 

I Think This Was In Razor

…in fact I’m sure it was…the brief was that Razor’s Editor/Writer Cornelius Stone was going to publish the plans for making Daleks…

…and wanted Dalek related strips….

…you might have to brush up on your Dr. Whoisms to follow this one…

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…& I might have to brush up on my defence against IP abuse arts.

 

…(Razor was an awesome comics anthology, published in Auckland, that I contributed to in the late 80s/early 90s….stay tuned for lots of collaborative stuff that I did with thems from Auck’…).

 

…(very strange that this should surface in the archive the week I start working on the scripts for some dalek like charters for my current “stories”…).

Dave Sim And The Single Page

….so Dave Sim (Cerebus the Aadvark) puts it out that he will spread the wealth by by paying $150 for single page cartoons…(circa 1989)….I’m not sure how many he received, but I was very pleased with myself when a cheque for $150 (Canadian) arrived in my mail box…
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…what I’m not sure of is if he ever published any of them….

…any clues?….

…anyone?

The Trouble With The Catballs Soup Cans

…is that, as  characters, it’s hard to find  anything more than bit parts for them…Scan 441

 

…although…. they do seem to have impact, in any cartoon they appear in.

Do Invertebrates Have Bucket Lists

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…and before Frag’ asks, here’s a picture of the landing…

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…(actually, it’s the time of year for octopi to spawn in this neck of the woods and sadly they’re one of those species who die after they’ve reproduced…a nice piece of synchronicity to go with the above cartoon…. damn, but they’re huge!).