Friday, August 31, 2007

Not counting the mezzanine

WOMAN: Is it true someone jumped out of the building here? POLICEMAN: Ma'am, I can't tell you that. Please move along. JOKE: I have failed to survive the transcription process.Yeah, the muse has been slack of late. I am choosing to blame the muse.

Sunday, August 26, 2007

This post promotes cruelty towards animals

"When you hang a man, usually he has a chance to talk, or... say goodbye, write a letter. Besides, a Creedmoor - it's a Creedmoor, isn't it? - must make a pretty good mess of a human. When you hit a guy from five hundred yards out, say, why, the suddenness of it he don't even have a few seconds to make his act of contrition. Not only that but you never have to look him in the eye. Right there, that makes all the difference.

"This old boy in Wyoming, he sat down on the ground just to pull sand burrowers out of his trousers, and his skull just suddenly flew into pieces about the size of your thumbnail. That was the first time I ever heard the term, 'regulator'."

(Jack Nicholson as Tom Logan, The Missouri Breaks)

Friday, August 24, 2007

Dead plastic trees

Thom Yorke and Jarvis Cocker are the Alt-rock Justice Squad... criminals beware!Okay, so this one is unlikely to get beyond the concept stage. But the idea is that Thom Yorke and Jarvis Cocker (cleverly labelled to compensate for the fact that, after 24 years, I still can't draw) team up to fight crime. Not portraying characters; it should actually be them, and they only have the resources that would actually be available to them. Their success rate is very similar to what you are imagining.

There are so few things I want in life. Is it so unreasonable for me to want this?

Saturday, August 18, 2007

The Process

I'm not transcribing the whole thing, but I will point out that C&R 6 and Perry's are both chemical engineering textbooks. So at least now you know why you don't get those bits. INTERESTING FACT: (for a given value of 'interesting') The last frame being 45 minutes to deadline is a pointless reference to the Iraq war.It's no good, I have to put this up now. I'm sorry if you can't read it. I've tried tidying it up, but it loses its soul if I do that, do you understand? It loses its soul. I mean, I didn't know when I was drawing it that it would turn out to be one of my most favourite things I've ever done; I just needed to exorcise those post-deadline feelings as quickly as possible.

Thursday, August 16, 2007


It's the beginning of a new journey and already I feel empty inside. Must existence be defined by hunger?The City draws me into its grasp. I have been sent to toil in hunger. The City shows no mercy. There are no lunch breaks in the City.With irony I dwell on the night before. I was ready to abolish hunger. With arrogance I stocked up on milk, thinking I knew everything there was to know about preparedness.Too bad I already used the last cereal.With apologies to A B Previtera, and indeed to anyone who happens to be reading this.

Sunday, August 12, 2007

What kind of a name is Darth, anyway?

WORKMAN: Okay, that's your plumbing fixed up a treat. You'll not have any more problems with the sinks. Oh, by the way, before I forget, I noticed you've got an open duct leading all the way from outside this thing to a reactor core, a little ship could get through, could be pretty disastrous. Want me to seal that up? I'll do it for free. VADER: Naaaah.From my sixth-form years. At least I knew how to play to a mass audience back then.

Saturday, August 11, 2007

Phoenix Wright for the lonely (parte seconda)

Ah, Lotta. You and I could be so good together. You could be the bit of rough I don't let any of my friends find out about...Come on, you can't tell me that everyone's favourite fish-faced paparazza doesn't have a mad crush on the lawyer. What was all that running around Kurain village about, then? Or the hiding in the crate? When does Trials and Tribulations come out, anyway? I needs me my intensely linear defend-'em-up fix...

Thursday, August 02, 2007