Well, as of typing this, the What a Naughty Unicorn book is sent to the printers for review. I’m supposed to hear feedback within 24 hours, it’s been 23, so they’re sure cutting it close (I type this stuff before I go to bed, so you’re in the future right now, hello from yesterday night!). Hopefully, I’ll be able to order a proof of the book tomorrow, and if that’s all good, I’ll be able to order a few to take with me to Dunfermline Comic Con in March 🙂
This cartoon is another sneak peek from the book and shows one of the main themes of the story line.
Feliç Dia Nacional de Catalunya!
(“Happy National Day of Catalonia!” if Google translate knows what it’s on about;)
Cartoon translation assistance thanks to @CatalansForYes on Twitter.
So the other day I had a yearning to visit Hobbycraft and buy some water colours… mainly due to a nice watercolour set being advertised in a Hobbycraft marketing email. It was a nifty little thing with a brush pen that you just fill up with water and use with the little watercolour pans. Seeing as I ink my drawings using a Pentel Brush Pen, I figured the transition wouldn’t be so difficult and I’ve been really admiring other artists who use watercolours lately such as Neil Slorance.
I’m really pleased with how this one came out and will be making it available as a print so check the prints page for those on Common Market 🙂
This is probably my third or fourth attempt drawing a Scottish wildcat. Still not particularly pleased with it, but at least I’ve managed to keep that bad tempered expression that is such a part of our wildcats 🙂
I’ve heard it suggested a few times now that everyone should just start keeping a list of the little things they see changing around them, keeping note of all the freedoms and rights we enjoy right now that drip by drip get taken away, because with each tiny drip we just don’t see it as all that much, but in a wee while, when you put it all together, you’re going to wish you said something sooner 🙁
This past week we’ve seen the first minister of our country be told that she will no longer be allowed to meet face to face with the prime minister of the “United” Kingdom. It says it all about the whole wanting Scotland to lead as part of an equal partnership.
Anyone else in that fatigue point right now where it’s just really, really difficult to come up with positive thinking stuff to do with politics? I had no cartoon last week, the first time that’s happened since I’ve begun, and today’s one is late, simply because I’m struggling to stay positive right now, and I really want to keep these cartoons positive if I can.
Anyway, I like this idea, I’m thinking of doing a few strips with these two guys, that could be a little fun.
I’m constantly surprised by the people I meet who have no idea there’s an election happening tomorrow. Come on folks, friends don’t let friends not vote! 🙂
Also, this is my 100th comic!
Oh, but of course, if you don’t want a referendum, vote Tory, you never know, they might stop screwing the poor, disabled and vulnerable… maybe… (they won’t).
Well, while we may have been hoping for a little rest after this council election, don’t you worry, Scotland is always ready for another vote, we’ll always fight. Always.
Nice to see the press always telling us what’s best for it and its profits.
Also, yesterday marked the end of my very first Comic Con in Edinburgh! It was utterly brilliant experience and I hope to bring Evil Dr. Eye (or Yes?) to more cons real soon! Thank you to everyone who came over and especially to those who bought prints and other stuff 🙂