Monday 20 August 2007

get all 128 pages of The Amazing Remarkable Monsieur Leotard wrapped up and off to be scanned well before the Sept 1st deadline. The day starts with buckets of rain and continues with them, and with our state still in a drought panic too. Everybody weeps into their breakfast cereal because they don't know what to do and then orders a taxi. Normally I'd cycle there and carry the art in a big back-pack, but that's too risky with watercolours in this weather. So I wait two and a half hours for the one I called at 7.30 a.m., having risen early and showered and shaved with the nervous energy of one who does not normally have to leave the house in the morning. Around ten I wonder if it's safe to nip into the bathroom for two minutes. Sure enough, while I'm wiping my bum I hear the hooting of the horn and run down the front stairs in disarray, doing up my trousers and tucking in my undershirt, past Monty who is leaping up and down trying to get a look at the driver.
Here's a glimpse of the work while it was in progress:

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Blogger Shawn said...

Looking forward to this one. Also, as I doubt I'll see you at any US conventions, if you ever do change your mind and decide to start selling art locally, please email me: whooping.cough AT

Would you consider consignment through a local agent? It wouldn't be hard to start an online presence and get someone to run it (including sales of your books, any future art or even prints and ephemera you may decide to put up).

20 August 2007 at 00:44:00 GMT-5  
Blogger spacedlaw said...

I hope you can really start to tell us more about this Mr. Leotard.

20 August 2007 at 00:47:00 GMT-5  
Blogger drjon said...

Yah, looking forward to this one...

20 August 2007 at 01:15:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

The news this morning is telling me a woman nearish Brisbane was humped to death by her own pet camel, who'd previously made a pass at her goat.

I know I shouldn't larf.

20 August 2007 at 03:06:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Hayley Campbell said...

20 August 2007 at 03:15:00 GMT-5  
Blogger Robert Morales said...

Another Campbell tome?!! Hurrah!

20 August 2007 at 03:37:00 GMT-5  
Blogger James Robert Smith said...

Wow. 128 new Campbell pages!

20 August 2007 at 16:06:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

And there's only a couple of thousand you don't already have!

20 August 2007 at 20:04:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Now...we wait.

20 August 2007 at 22:03:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I normally find that wiping one's bum is a sure fire way to get a late taxi to arrive. Either that or one of the kids suddenly needed to pay a visit.

21 August 2007 at 13:36:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

How very excitement. I can't hardly wait. :)

21 August 2007 at 21:52:00 GMT-5  
Anonymous Anonymous said...


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-Paul Karasik

25 August 2007 at 15:19:00 GMT-5  

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