Dulcie visits!

  Comics diary entry: Love this dark quote from Dulcie at the beginning of her visit - she is wonderfully off the wall and humour comes in all directions.

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Accepting our Absurdity…

  Comics Diary Entry: After a quote by comedian Robin Ince during the How to Academy's celebration of 42nd anniversary of the Hitch Hikers' Guide to the Galaxy. There are…

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Beware the vortex…

  Comics diary entry: After a conversation with Tina about her cats requesting fuss by showing their cute bellies and her saying 'This is where time disappears into a vortex…

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Hell is a mucky place!

  Comics diary entry: after dressing up as Lady Muckbeth for the Sketchy Bitches on 21 April. 'Keep Clean and Clari-on!' is Dulcie Ball (Queen Sketchy)'s pun.

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Oh balls!

  A cartoon to celebrate our quirky Naomi who regularly wears her deely boppers to the Sketchy Bitches.

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Nutso

  Sketchbook cartoon after being inspired by a photograph of Sketchy Bitch Susan with a disco ponytail.

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The Sketchy Bitches do Comics!

  Comics diary entry: Some of my favourite funnies from the 'Comics' session, which was to raise money for the Cartoon Museum and Cancer Research. Caroline as Jamie Hewlett's Verity,…

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Wot, no Dulcie Ball?!

  Comics diary entry: This is after a slightly layered story that goes roughly like this. Michele posted some photos of some of the Sketchy Bitch friends at Spitalfields Market…

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I am…

  Comics diary entry: Hit my deadline for Birkbeck University - oh baby, the dopamine rush!

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Is that BLOOD?!

  A cartoon for Women's History Month and for my 'Sketchy Bitch' friend Lene who dressed up as Elizabeth Bathory to celebrate.

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Product or Process?

  Comics diary entry: Got a bit stressed out getting my head around new tech today, but drawing this helped me 'get my zen on' to solve the problem calmly…

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Dodo

  Just wanted an excuse to draw a dodo! This is not a good gag, but I decided that it's just good practice to cartoon up anything and everything. Quite…

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Empress Sissi of Hungary

  Created for Women's History Month and for my great friend Hilary who loves reading history - she has entertained me lots recently on walks with the strange stories of…

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Mary Quant

  Created for Women's History Month and my friend Caroline who likes Mary Quant. Note: it is strange but true that she loved the mini and designed the interior of…

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Eggciting!

  My Easter costume bubbled over into a sketchbook entry when working with my cartooning circle 'The Leam Funnies'. Nice to notice that my line work gets more confident with…

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‘Egg’ Costume

  Comics diary entry: After having an idea in the night for an Easter egg costume, where I pinned rubber fried eggs to my shirt to celebrate. I got up…

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Happy Birthday Michele!

  Today is Michele's birthday, so to celebrate I created a little cartoon of her based on her dressing up on Wednesday as Cleopatra for the Sketchy Bitches' 'Happy Hour.'…

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The funny is always there…

  This is one of my 'Zen Doodles' that paraphrases a comment by the poet John Brehm - he doesn't mention 'the funny', but clearly the 'eternal transient delight' has…

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How to find the funny?

  Struggling a bit this week to get into a funny mindset (back pain and tiredness), but chuckling away at other nice things (today 'Taskmaster' and funny texts from my…

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Groundhog Day!

  Comics Diary 18/2/21 I had just rewatched the movie Groundhog Day. I read somewhere that Harold Ramis reckoned Groundhog Day lasted for about 10 years...

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Mick Sensei

  Comics diary 17/2/21 Introducing my new personal trainer, Mick, who is zen in the calmest funniest way! In this moment, he is trying to persuade me to run in…

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Happy Birthday Dad!

  Comics Diary 25/2/21 Dad's birthday with lemon drizzle cake, a country walk, curry, presents - and surrounded by the women who adore him most!)

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  Comics Diary 27/2/21 This little cartoon captures my 'green gilled' feeling one Saturday after indulging in too much junk (Tangfastics with Ian in the park, and various treats for…

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The Happy Brain…?

  Comics Diary 2/3/21 I'm reading a fascinating book about brain chemistry at the moment ('Habits of a Happy Brain' by Loretta Graziano Breuning), which just leads me to marvel…

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John Cage and ‘4:33’

  Comics Diary 1/3/21 This is a little cartoon that condenses an interesting radio programme about John Cage's composition of his silent piece '4:33' in 1952, which was inspired by…

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…four candles.

  One of the birthday flamingoes created for Dad's birthday cartoons this week (for more, see Creative Research Notes 36) - a visual version of the classic 2 Ronnies 'four…

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Fork Handles…?

  One of the birthday flamingoes created for Dad's birthday cartoons this week (for more, see Creative Research Notes 36)

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L’entrechat or Entre chats?

  One of the birthday flamingoes created for Dad's birthday cartoons this week (for more, see Creative Research Notes 36). The visual pun is the incongruous translation of the position…

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Look Brian…

  This was a card created for my Dad's partner's birthday. It was an illustration of his gag idea, so it was interesting to build this visually. I struggled a…

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“Love is…”

  This cartoon was created on Valentine's Day as an anti-Valentines card or anti-Chocolate and Card Industry Support day (excellent joke by my neighbour John). It captures one aspect of…

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The rose…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment  (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘rose.’

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The canary…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment  (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘canary bird’

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There is…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment  (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘aeroplane.’

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For your answer…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment  (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘book.’

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Why do you always suggest…?

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘tea cup.’

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I gave up…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘close.’

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AAaaaaah!

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘shout.’

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Ideal…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘ideal.’

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