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The Lone Sailor

Today I stumbled on the work of Noelle Stevenson, she’s pretty cool. Her work is similar to Scott C’s, she tends to use the same brown wrapping paper for her backgrounds and has similar character designs. See for yourself. Alot of her work has a nautical theme, so I thought I’d put a few up sailor friends up. Everybody loves a sailor and a pirate. Here is a link to her blog. “Aye hope ye guys like, me post me hearties. Aaar lad, mines a rum, and make it a good ‘un.”

Ermm, sorry I wont do any more pirate impressions again, promise! I’ll leave it to the professionals like Johnny Depp and Sponge Bob Square Pants. But if you wanna learn the lingo yourself  I found this site full of pirate quotes just for funsies.

Two Weeks

I adore everything about this video. The video was made entirely by one fan (Gabe Askew)  using all original content. He’s got mad skillz. I think this music video is better than the original, and that’s not something you can often say about fan made material. I like the backgrounds, the fluid movements and the puppets. The video takes you on a physical roller-coaster journey of heartbreak and forfillment.  I like the fact Askew has chosen to depict a gay relationship, because it is something that you don’t see much in pop culture media. He does thing in a beautiful and tactful way. Kudos to you my man. So with that I present to you Two weeks, by Grizzley Bear.

The ‘Up’ baby

Light Breakfast

Don’t tempt me Mr Sykes, if that wasn’t a balloon and it was here in front of me, I’d totally eat that. But that’s a lot of ‘ifs’ and it’s not gonna feed me, so for now, I’ll resort to the fridge.

For more photography on David Sykes check out his website here.

Its Raining Cats and Dogs

It’s Raining cats and dogs –
The sky is going dark,
Instead of pitter-patter
Its splatter, yowl and bark

Bulldogs bounce on bonnets,
Alsatians hang in trees,
Poodles land on policemen
And bring them to their knees

Tabby cats come squealing
like rockets over head
Siamese look worried
At the pavement turning red

Its raining cats and dogs
Although it shouldn’t oughta.
Next time I pray for rain
I’ll add I mean water.

Steve Turner
This is a poem from my first ever poetry collection: ‘The Day I Fell Down the Toilet’ by Steve Turner. I forgot all about this book, until the afternoon rain and suddenly the words came flooding back to be (excuse the terrible pun). This book is a good way to get kids interested in poetry, the poems are catchy, humorous and quirky. Here’s a link for the book on Amazon. If you like this check out ‘Dad, You’re Not Funny’ also by Turner.

Frank Blunt
The second Frank Blunt illustration of today (picture above). I thought it fit the poem very well. If you haven’t checked him out already, he’s awesome here’s his flicker.

Hope you enjoyed my little collaboration, try not to get too soaked out there.

The Walking Dead

Me and the boy have watched every single, gory episode of AMC’s ‘The Walking Dead’. And I can’t get enough… It is well acted, thrilling and emotionally exhausting all at the same time. For one episode near the end of the second series, (don’t worry no spoilers here) I bawled my tiny eyes out. Although, I have to admit I look away A LOT when the zombies attack.

Now the series has ended, us fans have to wait a whole year or so until the next instalment. So it was to my absolute delight that I stumbled across this whilst exploring the web today. Andrew Kolb, a brilliant illustrator, has designed his own rendition of the ”The Walking Dead’ posters. Even though they are in cartoon form they do not take away from the seriousness, it still holds that sad, poignant theme that is ever present in the series. Here is a link to the original poster so you can compare.

Here is a link to Kolb’s website. It has a creepy little face icon, (in the left hand top corner) blinks! Yikes. See if you can spot it.

Look out for more of Andrew Kolb on this blog, in the near future. And if you have no already seen The Walking Dead and you like zombies, then what are you waiting for? Give it a pop.

Phantom of delight

She was a Phantom of delight
When first she gleamed upon my sight;
A lovely Apparition, sent
To be a moment’s ornament;
Her eyes as stars of Twilight fair;
Like Twilight’s, too, her dusky hair;
But all things else about her drawn
From May-time and the cheerful Dawn;
A dancing Shape, an Image gay,
To haunt, to startle, and waylay.

Willaim Wordsworth

I found this little poetry and picture package and thought I’d share.
Photo cited here. [page 5]
Full poem.

Is This Thing On?

Kiersten Essenpreis celebrates the work of the late, great stand up Mitch Hedberg with these pieces. For more information on the project and what is to come of it, visit her site ‘you fail’.

In the mean time, watch some classic Mitch Hedberg here, this clip marks the birth place of some of these jokes. I love the line:

“if you wear a turtle neck and a back pack, its like a weak midget trying to bring you down”.

Stay tuned, there’s some cool stuff going down in a minute, not that I’m a radio show or something, and not that you have to, I’d be totally cool if you didn’t. 🙂

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