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Three

Recently it was my wife an my third anniversary. Instead of buying each other a token gift, I sent an email to a guy I met a couple years ago at Webstock, Andrew Fulton. Andrew Fulton is a comic illustrator. I love his quirky style (and I really love his cut-off website title. He did this before it was the new shit!). His often left-of-field, or perhaps left-of-the-subject-matter-you-might-expect-from-said-quirky-style imagery trickles into my RSS reader and gets giggles. I emailed Andrew asking if he could whiz me up a customised make-out drawing, something to mark the occasion.

Graffiti

Back in the day I was into graffiti. Not in the sense of running around, head wrapped in cloth, face mask on, stealing spray paint, nocturnal activities type of ‘into it’, but into drawing graffiti pieces on paper. It’s safer, legal, and requires jumping zero fences. A couple of years ago Marty returned to me a folder containing many of the pieces I drew in my youth. I couldn’t remember the last time I saw in, in fact I’d’ve never remembered it had it not been handed back to me all dusty and puberty-ly-era-ed[1.

Book 4: A Story About The Magik Pencil

When I was seven (1983-ish), I wrote and illustrated (at least) four books. This is the last in a short series of four showing the fruits of my labour in what was undoubtedly the most productive year of my life (so far). A Story About The Magik Pencil This is the fourth and final book my folks saved from my childhood. My last book was a lengthy volume, and I thought maybe I’d fallen into the alluring dream-life that is the long-form author.

Book 3: The House Of Horror

When I was seven (1983-ish), I wrote and illustrated (at least) four books. This is the third in a short series of four showing the fruits of my labour in what was undoubtedly the most productive year of my life (so far). The House Of Horror Wow. Which seven year old boy isn’t a fan of ghouls and ghosts? And then the video game came along! I’m still interested in the paranormal, and aliens. I used to watch The X-Files — and not just for Gillian Anderson — so it’s natural for the seven-year-old me to pen a novella which included as many ghouls and ghosts and creepy-crawlies as possible.

Book 2: Trans Formers: I Like Trans Formers

When I was seven (1983-ish), I wrote and illustrated (at least) four books. This is the second in a short series of four showing the fruits of my labour in what was undoubtedly the most productive year of my life (so far). Trans Formers: I Like Trans Formers You don’t need an explanation of where the inspiration for this tome came from, however the choice to include a giant rabbit on the cover playing with “Trans Formers” instead of the Transformers themselves probably does.

Book 1: The Bravest Knight That Ever Lived

When I was seven (1983-ish), I wrote and illustrated (at least) four books. This is the first in a short series of four showing the fruits of my labour in what was undoubtedly the most productive year of my life (so far). The Bravest Knight That Ever Lived I believe this book was inspired by the film Jason and the Argonauts. I believe this because I flat out stole the name of the warriors in the film for my story.

The fruit of Thailand

A while ago I wrote a post in which promised to show you the cards which went alongside the fruit the Mandarin Oriental supplied every day during our stay. There were beautifully illustrated watercolours on some nice off-white textured stock. They looked good. Now, with the set up of my scanner, you too can see: See what I’m tolkien about?