Meeting Neil Gaiman

August 17, 2013 by  
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Readers of my blog will know that I’m a big fan of writer Neil Gaiman – from his Sandman in the nineties, which was a huge influence in my decision to try to make the leap into a life in comics, to his¬†Calendar of Tales last Spring, on which I collaborated; and now there’s his […]

A Calendar of Tales revisited

May 25, 2013 by  
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In February, I blogged about the project ‘A Calendar of Tales‘ that writer Neil Gaiman had started in cooperation with the whole wide world – he wrote 12 short stories prompted by tweets on Twitter, and invited everyone to illustrate them. I spent an enjoyable fortnight making one illustration a day, one for each tale. […]

A Calendar of Tales

February 21, 2013 by  
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Widely beloved author Neil Gaiman has started the project A Calendar of Tales, in which he invites the world to make art with him. Using the tweets of thousands of people as an inspiration, he has written twelve tales, one for each month, and is now inviting artists to illustrate them. I love this. Even […]

Of Cats Past, Part Four

October 3, 2012 by  
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The nicest cat I ever lived with (apart maybe from Siamese Boris) was Bloem, a feisty, sociable, intelligent small black female who had all but literally clawed her way out of the garbage cans of Amsterdam as a kitten to set up home with me, in 1999. In 2004 I drew her into a comic […]

Thoughts about Blogging and Marriage

July 5, 2012 by  
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Since I started this blog, I’m paying more attention to other bloggers and the choices they make. There are promotional blogs, ranting blogs, look-at-our-kids-blogs, look-at-our-cats-blogs. Blogs with endearing content in gruesome, flashy designs, with or without soundtracks. Blogs with superficial content in very slick layouts.¬†And ever since Blogging became all the rage, there is an […]

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