Saturday, August 22, 2015
The Man With Two Brains - I laughed. A lot. Steve Martin used to be funny and still is. By which I mean the films he made then are still funny now - unlike people like Gerry Lewis, or Arthur Askey who were funny then but aren't now and haven't been for a long time. Though there were people who went on laughing at Arthur Askey years past his (and their) sell-by dates so maybe I'm just laughing at stuff that I used to find funny but that isn't widely considered really funny any more.Time for an experiment...
Maybe I just haven't noticed.
I guess the acid test will be whether my children find The Man With Two Brains and The Jerk funny in a few years time. Fast forward six years and I can almost hear one of my girls saying to the other (or possibly one of the others depending on the sex of child number three, due in less than four months): "Oh crap! Dad's going to do one of his 'Is This Funny?' experiments on us again, just pretend to like it so he doesn't feel old, will you?" I love my kids; they're so considerate....
Thursday, July 30, 2015
Tuesday, June 30, 2015
*all right, '...and Belgian'.
Wednesday, June 24, 2015
Monday, June 22, 2015
Tuesday, June 02, 2015
Work in progress. I've got a bit stuck in the comic I'm drawing with this character. Her name is Senga the Jungle Girl. I'm 12 pages in, a few good jokes and no plot as yet - so to avoid dealing with my total lack of plotting ability I'm taking time out to draw a pin-up of her with copious armpit hair. Not sure why I'm giving her such luxuriant pits, but I was planning on having her have riotous underarm fuzz that would blow in the wind from the start - but Holly made me take it out on the grounds that it's "too weird".
A semi-naked Scottish girl living with an Amazon tribe of white girls battling Nazis deep in the African jungle is okay but armpit hair is "weird"? I don't understand kids. Mind you, they don't understand me so I guess we're even.
(Though I do have some sympathy for their position.)
Here's the (maybe) cover :