Why hello even numbers. How are you?
Very strangely for me I did not read a single novel all year last year. Any spare moment I read comics or graphic novels or about comics or I read twitter. So on New Years Eve I read a book. In one day, in two sittings. It was "The Sense of an Ending" by Julian Barnes. It was ok, quite good. Compelling but nothing new or spectacular. Nicely written, but then I don't read anything that isn't.
I am ordering some Tshirts for my friends who requested their own after seeing one on a mutual friend who wears his often, and some will be printed with different pictures (though most with the Merlin logo!). You can put in a request if you are quick.
Been sketching. Not sure whether its good to still share my rough doodlings, but then I used to so why shouldn't I now? I don't mind... I have this blog for precisely that purpose. But this last year has really been about learning and what is going on inside. I feel like so much has changed but I can't tell if it is apparent to those looking on. But it was ever thus.
(I did write about the end of capitalism as the 20th century knew it and the need for governments to spend thousands per capita on renewable energy not least to undermine the need for future resource wars and how the world isn't ending it's just changing and how that is good, but it sounded too ranty and earnest a a a and we can't have that now can we?)
Also in 2012 I am drawing a book for TIME BOMB COMICS and I have been working hard on it already.
Which is quite exciting!
And now as a new year greeting here is an illustration by a remarkable Simon Fowler Cataract-Operation.com an analogue artist based in London whose work I stumbled across as one stumbles across anything in this mysterious life we all live.
shut the front door