In the summer we spent a week in Cumbria in a cottage at the foot of Melmerby Scar, on a thesis writing retreat. We had to go to the next village not just for internet access, but also for phone signal. These are diary comics from the week.
They say that you never get bored of living by the sea because each day it’s a different view – well this is also true for the mountain, which had different light, cloud, mood each day.
I enjoyed Hourly Comic Day enough in 2014 to keep on doing daily strips for a little bit longer (until work took over again). Here they are in a big ol’ pile.
… and while we’re on the subject, here are 2014’s hourly comics!
(Now I feel kinda bad for getting annoyed with the woman at the head of the queue having a crappy day)
THAT SAID, by popular demand, here is the peeing comic I wasn’t gonna show:
On Hourly Comic Day you draw a comic about every hour of your life you’re awake for one day. This is 2013.
It’s been quiet on here. I’ve been working hard, my hair grew. I’ve submitted my the thesis and I’ve picked up my pen and scanner. Let’s catch up on some of the old and make something new. Hey.
This was another collaboration with the great Tom Frater, and was, I think (I never saw it), published last year in 9th Art Magazine (the site seems to be defunct right now).
Hopefully I’ll start again posting before too long you guys.
Uuuuuuuh, we’re gonna have couple weeks downtime now. My laptop got stolen!
This is a picture of me as Snufkin! It’s so great, and it’s by Helena.
well needless to say the moustache was an embarassment, and only mildly improved by glitter
and apparently I’d forgotten just how wispy it was, as my later sketches only brought further ridicule:
thank god I have friends who realise your ability to grow facial hair is unrelated to your gender.
also check out anna’s go-faster stripe on the back of the neck there. zip!
I made a longer version of this with clunky explanations as well, and I quite like the drawings – it’s below the cut: