i'm making arrangements to meet up with Neil Gaiman when he's in Australia next month. It occurred to me that in the twenty years I've known Neil, the only time I can recall us being in a photo together is this one, and I'm only in it by accident because I'm asleep in the background. It was July 2005 and Neil arrived the day I'd just got back from San Diego.
that's wee hayley campbell at the front.
Termites feast on trader's money- BBC- 7 april
A trader in the Indian state of Bihar has lost his life savings after termites infesting his bank's safe deposit boxes ate them up. Dwarika Prasad had deposited currency notes and investment papers worth hundreds of thousands of rupees in a bank safe in the state capital Patna. The bank says it put up a notice warning customers of the termites.(link thanks to abovementioned wee hayley)
our pal drjon interviews Shaun Tan for the new Comic Journal You can read part of it here.