Saturday, 20 December 2008
Wednesday, 17 December 2008
and register. DoA will be part of the newsletter. If they ever put an archive up on the site itself, I'll be sure to let you know.
Sunday, 14 December 2008
Saturday, 13 December 2008
Saturday, 29 November 2008
I've long since given up trying to think of anything witty to put on leaving/birthday cards at work. I now just think of something generic like "have a great day". But since everyone else puts that, the challenge then becomes to find the bit of the card furthest away from where anyone else has written the same thing. It can be quite a challenge.
Saturday, 22 November 2008
For the first time in ages, I was walking down the street when I felt my sock slipping down and around my heel. This used to happen to me a lot when I was a boy, and I was surprised that one of my socks should suddenly rebel like this after so many years. It made my walk into work just that little bit more unpleasant.
Wednesday, 19 November 2008
Tuesday, 11 November 2008
Sunday, 9 November 2008
Monday, 3 November 2008
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Friday, 17 October 2008
Well, I gave up on the random book plan. Didn't really bring me much inspiration, although was a pretty interesting exercise. This picture is from "Railway Motor Buses and Bus Services in the British Isles 1902-1933, combined edition". It's a Miles-Daimler from 1907.
Saturday, 11 October 2008
Recently, I've got into this new routine to try and get some inspiration. During the morning, I use a random number generator to choose a number between 100 and 999, and then at lunch I go to the library and read whatever book is on the shelf according to that number.
One of the books I read was a dictionary of abbreviations, and while I looked through them, I was pleased to see that A Member of the Institute of Patenters and Inventors can have the initials "MInstPI" after his name.
Tuesday, 30 September 2008
Sunday, 28 September 2008
In the olden days, it was considered hilarious to glue money to the paving stones and laugh as people tried to pick it up. Nowadays no one stops for anything less that £1 and, frankly, if you've got a pound, you may as well spend it.
Having money on a thread
See a pattern emerging here? It must've been something to do with the great depression. Oh, and apparently thread was invisible in those days.
Putting a brick under a hat
People in the olden days loved to kick hats. So if you put a brink under a hat in the street, passersby wouldn't take it and keep it (although these are the same people who'd pick a tupenny bit off the floor), instead they'll kick it with all their might. Hence the disguised brick. And fractured metatarsal. These days brick and hat have been replaced by a pile of leaves carefully placed on top of a fresh dog turd.
Tuesday, 23 September 2008
Thursday, 4 September 2008
An old-fashioned paper comic of Tiny Manu's best stories, plus a few that haven't appeared on the site, has been put together by me and is available at the knock-down price of £2.50. Since I don't have any smart internet shop thing, you'll have to email me and we'll sort something out.
Wednesday, 27 August 2008
Saturday, 26 July 2008
Saturday, 5 July 2008
Thursday, 26 June 2008
First, the UK magazine The Skeptic has accepted The Institute for Knowing Things for publication. But this is a quarterly publication, and so the first strips will not be seen until January 2009. It's not paid, but will look good on the cv.
Next, a website Dads-space. A new comic strip I've been working on for them, called Dad on Arrival, has gone down well and will be part of the proper launch in October of this year. Not sure what part it'll play, but it'll be in there somewhere. This is a proper paying gig, so Dad on Arrival won't be appearing on here, but I'll put up links as and when necessary.
High five me, somebody.