From The Childhood Stamp Collection

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…via the sketch book…scan-2scan-3scan-4scan-5scan-6scan-7

…a little something I jammed out whilst taking a pre-shop-close break…

…seed planted by Scotty…who talked murals then never got back….

…Scotty, phone home.

…(shit…not much brain space for drawing or posting at the moment…whoda thought telling everyone you’re closing their favourite record shop would cause soooo much chaos…thank the little baby Jesus it’s not  Christmas any time soon….)

…(stamp collection seems to end in 1976 with the Xmas issue of that year…I would’ve been 13/14…mmm….records…..).

…(really in love with that 4 colour ballpoint pen…it’s so messy!).

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Destination Destination Destination

…went to the secret location in the weekend….IMG_9273IMG_9275IMG_9277IMG_9268IMG_9267…the weather was Autumn…but I got a feed of field mushrooms…IMG_9280…which went well with the two and a half kgs of bacon I had to make disappear after the fridge/freezer malfunction earlier in the week…IMG_9254IMG_9262…replaced the stylus on the holiday home stereo and dug into my holiday crate…IMG_9263….mucked about in the sketch book….IMG_9266….did some shonky cider powered math….IMG_9247…and made a (second attempt) passable jig for round-frame things…IMG_9281…worked harder than when I’m actually working…IMG_9282….a marvellous break from the shop….IMG_9286…here are some directions to the secret location….IMG_9285

Here We Go Again

….just caught up on stuff to draw from my plotting book….

…the usual prevaricating surrounding sorting out sketch book ideas into some semblance of order ensues…IMG_6888

…oh yeah…also celebrated 3 years on wordpress last week…

…did you not get the memo?

Blast It All To Hell

…if I’d called the sketchbook dump I posted early this week “A Fistful Of Pages”….Scan 783 Scan 784Scan 790 Scan 791 Scan 792Scan 804 Scan 805Scan 808 Scan 809Scan 826 Scan 827Scan 835 Scan 836

…then this one could have been titled “For  A Few Pages More”….

…curse you hindsight!

Reconfiguring Retro Modular Shelving

…with drinking & sketchbook…IMG_6144

…and a bit more drinking & bit more sketchbook…

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…and a blurry shot of the drawing table…

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…caused by digital means …not the drinking

I Did It

…finally extracted enough story line out of the note book to get me back…IMG_5862

 

…back…

…after 7 pages of hard labour in the “plotting-book”…

…(10 or so weeks before I have to do that, my least favourite part of the creative process, again…..YAY!)….

…back to the Planet of the Chicken-things…

…as was alluded to in the bottom right hand corner of this pic’ from…er ….November last year (I think)….

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…onward!!

I Knew There Was Something I Forgot To Do This Morning

…scan some stuff for the blog…

…how remiss of me…Scan 696 Scan 697Scan 707 Scan 708 Scan 709Scan 710

 

…I hope this selection of sketchbook pages that I’ve been posting on my tumblr account will keep you amused till tomorrow…

…blurry bits indicate unfinished story lines….

…no spoilers here!

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?