12 August 2005

M. B-B in "Absinthe Makes..." part 1 (New Stuff introducing Mademoiselle Suomi-Suolmate)

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In March and April of this year, my partner took herself off to Peru and Bolivia for 5 weeks. I decided to mark every day of her absence with a piece of art which I presented to her as a gift on her return. In amongst the mostly very personal stuff was a 'sort of' M. B-B serial/GoG character team-up with the emphasis strongly on 'sort of'. In the middle of it I had a one night druggy relapse, got drunk, snorted beak, sniffed poppers and jumped on a wind-up merchant friend of a friend who called me a Nazi for suggesting you had to experience fatherhood to fully understand it. The consequential chemical and self-loathing hangover pulled the figurative rug from under me, stopping my creative momentum in its tracks (although it did finally get through to even my drunken head just what a waste of time beak is so it wasn't all bad). Please forgive spelling mistakes and the lack of sense and/or quality.

10 comments:

Natalie said...

It's wonderful, Dem, and I'm sure it got the appreciation it deserves from the one it was intended for. And I'm also sure (as you know) that appreciation awaits your comic strips out there in the wide world outside the www. Keep on keeping on and take your eyes off those stats.

Dick said...

Agreed - great new material. May you stumble upon an abandoned wi fi-enabled laptop!

Dem said...

Cheers Natalie & Dick - I'll be posting the rest over the next week or so and some more new stuff over the next few months (depending on how long it takes me to finish it!). As for a wi-fi laptop - sounds good!

miss sam duffy said...

what a wonderful thing to do for someone...I would bloody love coming home to that.

I have just had a relapse too..it was great!!!

keep up your lovely work..there is something different and special about it.

And cheers for bumping into my site and saying what you said

Dem said...

Thanks for doing likewise sam. I'd say exactly the same thing about your work - different, special & keep it up. And everybody else, check out sam's brilliant stuff and stuff.

Psychbloke said...

Aha!....The return of Dem Bones!

I love it when they put the retro stuff in for the long term fans.....

Dem said...

Glad I was able to bring you a little pleasure Psychbloke. Did you notice the inner critic as well?

Psychbloke said...

Goddam I missed him there......

Good to see it lookin' more like the old place sir!

Mademoiselle Suomi-Suolmate said...

Mademoiselle Suomi-Suolmate was missing his M. B-B loads today so I went through 'A thing a day for while you're away'. I love every single one of the drawings. They make me smile, laugh, and cry. They are brilliant works of art and I'm very lucky to be the one you did them for. You are not only a brilliant artist who produces something very sepcial but also a wonderful and special person. Kauniita unia ja oman kullan kuvia. XXXX

Dem said...

I'm glad they still get looked at from time to time and they can still make an impression. Now how about you filling up some of those sketch pads with some of your brilliant art huh?

Rakastan sua mun seksikas pekonia xxxx