Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Work. Shit.

I've tweaked my routine a bit to (hopefully) keep things a bit more interesting. I'll still be posting the same number of strips per week but one of these 4-panel numbers will appear every Monday and Wednesday and a big, full-page one will go up on Friday (a day earlier if you're in the Americas).

Monday, September 28, 2009

Still agonising

Not having spoken to a French person for a long time I'd forgotten about this little cultural mismatch. But apparently the French will typically give you a long and detailed answer to what we wishy-washy Anglo types assume is a rhetorical question. We think they're long-winded and rude and they think we're insincere. Lingua Franca on Radio National had a nice little segment on just this a few weeks back.

Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Know thyself

Happy Xmas 2003!

This one was done for a fond old acquaintance who I ran into a few years ago. It was around Christmas at the time and she challenged me to do her a Christmas cartoon. It took me 6 years or something like that to come good on my promise but, finally, here it is. Doesn't seem like it was worth waiting 6 years for somehow.

I got totally stuck on the last row of panels at one point so I fell back on that old, tried-and-true plot device of having your protagonists explode for no good reason.

I'm always running chronically late for Xmas - like it'll all of a sudden be Xmas Eve and I'll realise I haven't bought any presents and have no money to buy any. I never seem to learn. So, in the spirit of getting my shit together this year, here's the spirit of Christmas, 3 months early (not 6 years late).