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…are being celebrated here at Boredinarecordshop…

…being celebrated in fine style with the “piece” that has had me prevaricating all week…

…for anyone who unfollows in disgust, I can be quoted as saying “It seemed like a good idea at the time”…

…enjoy – if you don’t enjoy, don’t judge…

…um…

…Ladies and Gentlemen may I present “Tony’s Political Primer”…Scan 100Scan 101Scan 102Scan 103Scan 105Scan 106Scan 107

 

…wow, you made it this far… I wasn’t sure you’d join me here…

…er… it has been my experience that 4 out of 5 people read “Fatc**t” as “Fatcat”…

…it isn’t…

…still with me?

…picture if you will the “artist” in is 6th week of smoking cessation… to the concern (and amusement ) of his friends, family and peers he has become very manic in his speech and actions… he is continually thrashing around in his sketchbook working thru another set of cigarette-craving induced ideas…

…the fat floaty guys start to get an edge, the “artist’s” imagination dipped in post-tobacco-anti-governmental vitriol…

…describing all establishment suits as Fatc**ts had become a habit (TV news time in our house…the air is BLUE)…

…the idea for the Primer was only going to be a sample page… but “manic” took over and before I knew it I had the whole thing drawn…

Scan 99

 

…all seven pages of it…

…good god, what was I thinking…

..good god, why, when I had returned to a more sedate version of myself did I feel the need to do the whole damn thing again in full colour….

…creative process?…desperate cry for attention?…both?.

Just Say No

….when election time comes…Scan 76

 

…and from the sketch book…

 

Scan 81

 

…post cigarette resentment of politicians builds….

…had to take it out on someone…..

…rather “them” than those close at hand.

Coelacanths And Unflattering Representations Of New Zealand Politicians

…wow… my longest title so far…and for good reason…Scan 65

 

…as we move into the next “arc” of the sketchbook we find our intrepid artist exploring the logistics of covering coelacanths with retro wallpaper patterns whilst becoming increasingly incensed with the New Zealand Governments behaviour towards the good citizens of Christchurch….(circa November 2012)

…one minister in particular…

…who, if filled with the right gas, could potentially float away….

…I shan’t name him, but will point out that it is very hard to blend his moniker and the word “ballon” together.