31 March 2005

Your Handy Print Out And Keep Guide To This

This is how I ended January 2004. For those outside the UK, 'Why Don't You' was a tv show by and for kids during the school hols which basically implored kids to turn off the telly, go out and do something less boring instead. Usually something along the lines of skateboarding or making portable telephones from paper cups and string. This was all a long way pre-Nokia when the idea of a mobile communication device that took moving pictures - actually the idea of moving pictures via anything other than telly - was a dream inspired by the likes of Blake's 7 and Doctor Who.

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More old stuff from my groan-up string and paper cup picture sharing device soon...

23 March 2005

My Blakean Delusion

I'm posting a load here all in one go because I'm not sure how much opportunity to post I'll have between now and early April and so, still in January '04 (ooh I feel all Donnie Darko...), here's a strip I still feel quite proud of...

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More when I find the time... (Including, before the year is out, some BRAND NEW NEVER SEEN BEFORE STUFF!)

Doodle Anatomies

January of last year was also when I created my first (and worst) and second doodle anatomies - An Anatomy of Culture, Art & Criticism...

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...and An Alliterative Anatomy of Misery, Melancholia & Mental Mush.


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(Un?) Creative Metaphors

More from January '04...

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Back to where it all began

Which means back in Doncaster where life was so scary and miserable that I had to live through my pencils and dial up connection. Thankfully I'm just here for a visit now and my fear of life is, for the most part, a thing of the past. Speaking of the past, here's a load of stuff I scribbled in January last year as Doodle blogging fever really took a hold of me....

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18 March 2005

Still stripping and inventing stuff

It was around the time that I invented the paper blog that I also invented the concept of 'advertice - part advert, part advice and the best of both' (re-read the paper blog and you'll see the first ever adverticement). Here are some more advericements and another short strip from what I like to refer to as my 'just started, not very good at it really' period...

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I'm off to Doncaster for a while next week in an attempt to overcome the depressing absence of a Suomi doe who I love very much and to see my daughter and other family for easter so this place may be quiet for the next 2-3 weeks.

PS Thanks to Lucy for invaluable techie assistance...

14 March 2005

The Paper Blog

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Spellchecker

Continuing the reposting of stuff from the old site, here's a single panel gag from January 2004 and an early strip celebrating my invention of 'The Paper Blog'...

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11 March 2005

Jesus and Death

Another old strip first aired in January 2004.

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Come back next week for more Guild of Ghostwriters resurrected (or disinterred depending on your lookout...)

PS I'm expecting help and advice from another blogging friend about how to add links and the like to my sidebar so I will have links to loads of old friends soon I promise...

10 March 2005

Doodling's alright but I'm a stripper at heart

Well after a few single panel efforts I got into the sequential stuff (or sequential stuff as we addicts like to call it). You know, doodles all lined up one after t'other. Here's the first thing I posted as 2003 turned soberly into 2004 across the whole of that grubby thing called planet earth...

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I promise you, I did improve as time passed. Keep coming back and you can judge for yourself...

(And for anyone who remembers me old haunt and feels a bit nostalgic, here's the original hand drawn banner...)

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