31 July 2005

A Handsome Song

Originally published April 2004 this is my third and favourite 'karaoke doodle'. The song was my favourite choon from 2003, speaking to my despair and depression at the time, seeming to be about whichever of mental illness, the war against whatever or just about anything you wanted it to be about. Obviously I claim no credit for the words of this strip, just the images which were inspired by the lyrics.

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30 July 2005

Storyboard (new stuff)

Here's the storyboard I did for my mate John back in November, referred to in part 1 of widsim. Although it's a lot rougher and more rushed (having been completed in one session) than my usual stuff, I thought it was worth showing here because it's a bit like a silent comic. My favourite frame is the close up of the jukebox. If anybody fancies commissioning a storyboard for their film, let me know...

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29 July 2005

The Stories So Far

Somehow the Graun have noticed me and so, for the sake of those finding their way here from there, what follows is an explanation.

The original Guild of Ghostwriters (GoG) was a blog that lived at guildofghostwriters.com from October 2003 to December 2004. After a few months of finding itself it settled into a steady and modestly popular existence as a doodle-blog where I exercised my newly discovered doodling muscles. In November 2004 I (as in meatspace-me) moved from Doncaster to Liverpool and for a variety of reasons GoG became less pictorial and more sporadic. Then, in December, it disappeared completely for reasons so complicated I don't know them myself. A few months later, missing the camaraderie and my titbit of fame, I set up this blogger blog and started to repost the best strips from the old GoG along with the few bits n bobs of art I've produced since I moved to Liverpool. However, since I moved my only access to the wwworld is via the library when I find time and so it's a slow and bitty process. Nevertheless I've managed to repost quite a lot of old stuff and what follows is an easy 'in' to the best so far. Please browse and (hopefully) enjoy...

The first ever doodle strip on GoG...
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Theological cartoon stripping...
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The paper blog...
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The first two doodle anatomies...
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A vision thing...
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"Y Don't U?"...
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An ilustrated poem...
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Stuff about being groan-up...
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And stuff about beeing small...
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The art of being a misunderstood super-villain...
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My second ever karaoke doodle...
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My second doodle-poem, first 'post-industrial day-dream' and the best thing I've done to date...
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Some cards...
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Stuff about relocated me...
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And finally, fond memories of a missed moggy...
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Stay around for a groan-up take on the Mister Men meets the Matrix on Magic Mushrooms, Elvis Impersonators 500 years hence and the first Guest Doodle Blogging Extravanza the world has ever known!

4 July 2005

Gratuitous Pussy

More stuff from the original GoG, this from March 2004.

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RIP Bessie Smith 24 February 2005