Saturday 9 February 2008

Salvador Dali on What's my line? (link via wee hayley campbell)

"The first man to compare the cheeks of a young woman to a rose was obviously a poet; the first to repeat it was possibly an idiot."

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Friday 8 February 2008

Happy Birthday to me Mum

She's the sweet and lovely lady behind the pram and I'm the chubby kid at the front with the complicated pants.


Thursday 7 February 2008

I've pinched this from a CGU insurance circular. "One of the CGU safety and Risk Services team was driving along the Eastern Freeway in Melbourne on the Australia day long weekend when they came across a driver on his way to an Australia Day barbecue. Can you guess what he was asked to bring?"


wee hayley campbell suggested I should "link" to The “Blog” of “Unnecessary” Quotation Marks: misinterpreting bad punctuation since 2005.
Look and weep.


Wednesday 6 February 2008

I read the news of the passing of Bob Callahan at the same time I was scanning the two pages (for the Alec omnibus) that were reproduced somewhat poorly (they have problematic zipatones which demand some extra time and attention) in the book he edited, The New Smithsonian Book of Comic Book Stories: From Crumb to Clowes. I quite liked Bob the first time he called me and asked to reprint a story of mine. I never got paid the reprint fee but I mentally waived that since he sent me a great bunch of photocopies of Tad Dorgan's work for a book on the great cartoonist that he was making. If it ever got published I've never been able to find it. When somebody phoned me and asked for reprint rights for a two pager in the Smithsonisn book I didn't know Bob Callahan was behind that too, otherwise I'd have asked him for my tiny wee reprint fee for the first outing way back in 1991. Sure enough I didn't get paid for this one either. So now I've been in the habit, whenever somebody rings about a reprint enquiry, I say 'Hey, Bob Callahan isn't involved in this is he? No? oh, nothing, i was just asking." I guess I don't have to ask any more. Oh well, he'd probably get a laff out of my sketch (I think Tad may have been the first to say it*, allowing for inflation):

(*afterthought, no, it was Hershfield's Abie the Agent. But Harry and Tad worked in the same artroom, so close enough)


Monday 4 February 2008

"As I grow older and older
And totter toward the tomb
I find that I care less and less
Who goes to bed with whom."

-Dorothy Sayers.

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