Bond Breakfast Bond

…mmm…Cardboardies…Scan 58

…cereal killer, que’est que c’est…

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A Pattern Is Forming

…every time I visit my sketch book for finished art ideas…
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…I’m reminded what a wonderful thing it was to be infused with the madness of nicotine withdrawal and how explosively creative it made me….

…would you all think ill of me if I re-started so that I could re-quit…

…to paraphrase a local health professional….

“tobacco, a marvellously stimulating drug,  shame about the delivery  system”.

Make A Helicopter Noise

…now sing the next bit in a Jim-Morrison-from-the-Doors voice….Scan 53

 

…and that, boys and girls, is why you shouldn’t take up smoking in the first place…

…nicotine withdrawal is like tripping in a Saigon Hotel room at the end of the Vietnam conflict.

Japanese Monster Movie In My Head

…which was probably just as well for the rest of the world at the time that this ‘toon was conceived…Scan 54

 

…having said that, my good friend Dee assures me that this is a very accurate portrayal of my demeanour during nicotine withdrawal.

…(note spelling correction at top….”let ’em know it’s done by hand,son!”…..or…. “can’t change that now the ink is on, you idiot!”).

Born To Live On

…To-bac-co Mountain….

…with the barkers and the coloured balloons….(apologies to Neil Young).

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…the sketch book from this period is filled with blame and finger pointing…

…in a fog of impending nicotine withdrawal I completely lost sight of the fact that it was my own (completely unfounded!) health issues, rather than Governmentzillas continuing tax hikes, that drove home the final nail in my particular smoking coffin…

…wanker.

A Figment Of Your Anticipation

…the publics expectation of post-xmas sales coincided with the end of my nicotine patches this festive season just past…Scan 56

 

…by coincidence the execution of this illustration, depicting the prevailing temperament towards non-regular customers asking for not advertised or offered-in-any-way-shape-or-form discounts marks not only 6 months without nicotine in my system, but  the first day of my first sale….

…. alll sale goods going on Trade Me (E-bays kiwi cousin) so don’t ask in store unless you want a reaction like the above.

Finding The Inner Foo Foo

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…oh, hey…I’ve just figured out I should be tagging these “webcomic”….

….wish I’d thought of that ages ago…(try my “UK toons” category for more of this stuff)

…welcome aboard…feed back appreciated…. advice ignored!

That Full Bladder Feeling

…you know, when you’ve just woken up, the last remaining vestiges of what you were dreaming are drifting between fact & fiction and you have this marvellous idea for a cartoon gaining solidity in your mind…

…it has too be the best thing you’ve come up with for days, the image is well balanced, the words…oh, the words….never before have you attained such insight , humour and heart string twanging intensity with language ….

 

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…then you get up to empty your bladder and by the time you sit down at one or the other of the places within which you can comfortably create , with a coffee, a pen and a sketch book…

…the whole is missing great chunks of the sum…

…anyone up for a caption contest?

TooTonesBored Complaints Department

…all our operators are busy complaining about things that aren’t Governmentzilla at the moment…

…please hold while we do stuff that is more important to us than your call…

…here is a sketchbook entry for you to look at while we amuse ourselves at your expense…

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…normal transmission was never normal in the first place.