Sketchy LXXXIV

…was trying to get some momentum to cartoon again….

….so have been doing sketch book comics from “found” scripts (the sketch book it is littered with “good ideas”)…

…but it all felt forced and incomplete (blanked when it came to backgrounds!)….

…kinda drifted back to eight legged things….

…and my good friend Dee gave me a coffee table book filled with Indian matchbox art….

…it would appear I’ve found another rabbit hole….

Sketchy LXXXIII

….first one I’ve written fresh in years…

…(…hmmm….feels like I may “recycled” some old story lines…and I’m pretty sure Yoof & Arty never had a cat before…but who’s around to police that?!?…)

Sketchy LXXXII

…this one is for my good friend Dee…

…who had never seen someone butter cake….

…so I had to make up a story about the origins of buttering cake…

…(when in doubt, always blame the Country Women’s Institute)…

Sketchy LXXXI

…I went back and checked….

…it’s been along time since I attempted to do stuff sequentially….

…y’know…comics…

…having some “fun” getting my head back in the game…

…figured if I stopped drawing patterns and went back into the notebook and trawled for storylines it would all come flooding back…

….this may take some time…

…it’s also been an age since I handled cash….

…Kate and the Queen are on seperate bills…

…(illustrated below if you’re not from around here)….

…(OMG…could Mrs. A’ be using 2 bills at once?)….

Sketchy LXXIX

…some more “Achievement Badges For Your Shit-Job”….

…gotta earn ’em all…

…oh, wait….

…someones already coined a similar phrase, haven’t they?….

Sketchy LXXVII

…dredged from my previous sketchbook (circa Oct’ 2019) and reflecting the nature of some behaviours observed during my time in a low wage retail environment (not the record shop…that was a no wage environment!)…

…(and because I was never a boy-scout but needed those badges)…

…(and, yes, there are more)…

…(a whole lot more)….

Peggy’s Square

….even tho the entries in paintbook were only meant to be background colour guides for a larger, more complicated thing, these met with ooos and aahs in “some quarters” so I thought it wise to do them “properly” as a finished piece….

….wasn’t till after I’d finished that I realised they look like ol’ peggy square throw rugs crochet by “your nan”…..

…(possibly explains their “popularity”)….

…(297 x 420 on reclaimed ply)….