Things Not To Attempt With The Flu

…number one….

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…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!).

There’s No Pun Like A Name Pun

….I can’t decide wether it was Wayne’s parents who did this to him…

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…or wether it was Wayne’s manager who wasn’t thinking clearly when “helping” him choose a stage name….

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…or maybe, because of his busy hands, it was intentional …

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…Wayne King has international appeal….

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…and while he might occasionally go out with your sister…

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…he sometimes prefers a quiet night in…

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…(is it wrong of me to hope he did more than 5 albums?).

 

…(and for our American friends who may not have the particular term I’m alluding to in their lexicon…substitute Wayne with Jerry, shorten it to Jerr, and Russiannize his surname to Kingov… Jerr’ Kingov…that’s the guy).

More Comics Covers

…’illy ‘oop was a supplement in the centre of Ally Oop, a fine Dunedin music ‘zine from  the late 80’s…

…this is possibly the most criminally desperate pun I’ve ever committed…Scan 430

…and for the life of me I can’t recall Vertigo Graphics ever publishing any of my work, let alone allowing me to do a cover….

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…although it might have a tie-in with a four page ‘toon I did by the same name…

….loving the mystery!