12 Books in 12 Months

writing books and blogging about it



How To Spend Ages Photoshopping A Falcon

It is 1.27am and I am about to go to bed, having spent the evening drawing and yet failing to finish another page of my hawk comic.  Below is one of the panels for your information / proof that I have actually been doing something.  I also had a few* photos to upload to the computator from Kid Canaveral’s Christmas Baubles, some of which can be found here.

The main lesson I have learned from this book so far is that I can’t draw, work and sleep – there aren’t enough hours in the day.  Still, they say sleep is for the weak…**

*couple of hundred.  I did not upload them all, as many were poor.

** who are ‘they’? And what on earth were they thinking?! I’m awful without sleep.  Night night.

Flash Forward..

.. to the present day.

In The Beginning

With page 1 and 2 I have got ahead of myself, so now, a flashback.  Baby falcon’s handler is based on my friend Ari, who is rather perfectly a writer and falconer by trade.  Have a look at her blog to find out more..

Not What He Seems

Page two of my revenge story.  Took roughly as long to do as the combined running time of Nevermind the Buzzcocks, Still Game, an Outnumbered Christmas Special from two years ago and a repeat of Friday’s Graham Norton Show.  Is that relevant information?  Probably not.  Mine is not the face of concern, however.  It’s 12.41 last night* and I should go to bed.  Enjoy.
*This is me trying to schedule posts in advance for the week.  Not a particularly auspicious start…

Nice Weather For Ducks

I haven’t drawn for a few days because life has gotten in the way.  Things like catching up with friends and family, Chrismas shopping, and a whole lot of cleaning.  On which subject, here is my list of fun things I found in or under the couch today:

  • a pencil sharpener
  • a door wedge
  • a measuring tape
  • a handkerchief
  • a sock
  • a copy of The Skinny from August
  • a ticket from First Minister’s Questions
  • 6 pence
  • two party hats
  • a button badge bearing the slogan ‘ordinary man in the street’.

Hopefully you can tell from that it was less deliberate procrastination and more in desperate need of being done…

Continue reading “Nice Weather For Ducks”

Who Killed The King?

On Tuesday there was a story in The Scotsman that I thought was definitely worthy of a noir comic.  So I started drawing it.  This is page one.

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