Review of 2017, this could be a yawn.

Single images from each month that I blogged last year, for the full story from each then you’ll have to delve. Lovely word that: delve. If you have been reading my stuff then thanks for dropping by , if you have n’t then I’ll wish you as Happy and Peaceful New Year as the regulars in the hope that a bit of crawling might persuade you to come back. January 2017 and the rhubarb is sprouting… It’s a bit slower this year, but then last year was very mild, weatherwise. February 2017. Can’t remember what the post was about now, but … Continue reading Review of 2017, this could be a yawn.

Scary Mary had other ideas.

Episode three of our series about Nicky Tams and Scary Mary in the Kingdom of Nosepipe Written by Gordon Thorburn and illustrated by myself. But never say never. Scary Mary had other ideas. After three years of banishment, Scary Mary managed to work out her Spell of Release. Once she was free, she took off her shoes and socks for the first time in three years, scraped out the little black bits from between her toes, and went into the nearest Scabby convenience store to buy what she needed for a Spell of Sitting in a Cloud. She put the … Continue reading Scary Mary had other ideas.

How to get rid of a Wicked Wife.

Part two of the new story by Gordon Thorburn, published here every week until it comes to a grisly end, or otherwise. The Writer Fellow The Drawing Fellow PART ONE How to get rid of a Wicked Wife. You can get rid of a cold, but can you get rid of it for good? Scary Mary had a very strange sense of humour and was highly skilled at magic. She made such a lot of trouble that the King her husband banished her, which means to be sent away from the country you live in and never be allowed back. Unfortunately … Continue reading How to get rid of a Wicked Wife.

Nicky Tams, King of Nosepipe

Starting today and publishing every week at around this time. This series is written by my chum Gordon Thorburn, a worthy fellow with big writers credentials. It is illustrated here by myself. You can see more of what Mr Thorburn does to earn a crust right by clicking on the link, before you do, be warned, it involves sheds and bombers: The Writer Fellow “Life was never like this.” “Oh yes it was.” “No, no, come on, it wasn’t.” Nicky Tams, King of Nosepipe & THE BATTLE OF SCARBOROUGH King Nicholas, the Original Nicky Tams Also starring Queen Scary Mary Introduction. Olden Days … Continue reading Nicky Tams, King of Nosepipe

Ready, steady, go!

Another sequence of drawings showing how I get here. First rough, second and final line work. The story, by my chum Gordon Thorburn, features a battle and this scene describes how one army manages to pin down another. Some accurate shooting required of course. The finals will be on view when the story is fully published on here in due course. Although the third drawing is the start of the final, it has to be tweaked a little before it’s fully ready. I’ll add half-tone with pastels and my fingers! It can be a bit of a messy business but is literally … Continue reading Ready, steady, go!

Coming up next year…

I’m working on a little book written by my chum Gordon Thorburn, ( Men and Sheds ) who apart from writing about sheds and bomber pilots from the Second World War ( Books about all sorts ), has written a little tome about…well, I’ll leave exactly what it’s about until I have it all ready. I’m doing the drawings for it and hope to publish it on-line in the New Year, or perhaps will be able to make a start before Christmas, as you’ll have plenty of time to read, learn, and digest. We’ll see. It will be on this site … Continue reading Coming up next year…

Lark Arse Ending and toast that takes off…

Whoever designed or made our toaster may well have had the devil in him, or her, on the day they put in the springs. The beast has the launch capacity unseen on any other toasters and frequently send pieces clear of the launch pad. The Sourdough frequently hits the floor, necessitating the “2 Second Rule”, wherein any food like object that hits the deck can be consumed afterwards as long as it has only laid there for 2 seconds. This does not apply to poached eggs. The toaster sometimes launches the bread so that it lands in another loading bay,  that is … Continue reading Lark Arse Ending and toast that takes off…

Time to do this again…

As we approach the bookbuying season it’s time to remind you to be a revolutionary. Publishers are notorious for churning out the most appalling rubbish in the hope that someone will buy it for Christmas for an unsuspecting friend or relative. Those books by celebs are the very worst. My late father had his own revolutionary way of dealing with it, and getting his own back, by simply turning the book on the shelf. Turning it upside down at the same time helps even more. Anything by a politician about him or herself with the title that sounds like it’s been a … Continue reading Time to do this again…