Still life with woodpecker

I started questioning why I don’t read more. I mean I read comics, magazines, newspapers etc but when it comes to books, esp fiction, I don’t really read that much. I always shrugged this off and told myself that I don't really like fiction novels all that much. Then I think, on the other hand, I enjoy reading biographies and books on UFO’s for example. I recently made a resolution to read more whether it be fiction or not. I think I’ve just been lazy in finding stuff I actually like and maybe my reading skills could be better (my daughter has read more novels than I did at her age...) so I picked out a Tom Robins novel sitting in my bookshelf which I had borrowed from a friend (Tom Robbins seems to be one author I can stand reading and enjoy his novels immensely) I got a few pages in but that’s it. I’m just finding I don’t have much time to read these days. But still it’s just another excuse I need to make the time. I’ll let you know how it goes… Also comics on mobiles , bring it


I put swellzombies blog into bloglines ages ago but as he updates so much i somehow let his feed grow to insane proportions (around 70 posts!) so i saved it for school where the internet is fast and free. I see he has put togther a lulu book which you can see here. I'm seriously considering buying this, also it can put it down as market research for my own lulu book that may possibly happen

Mandy Ord

Hey guess what? Mandy Ord now has a blog ! So fire up your RSS readers and jump on!


I probably should be sleeping right now and not thinking about single colour photocopying… I made the covers for scrambled 2,3,4 with a photocopier that could do single colour prints for the same price as B&W. I was getting them mostly for free anyway, but it did make for some interesting possibilities. . All good things must come to an end and so that copier died and got shipped off and replaced with a new copier that didn’t have the same function. Oh how I wish I had access to a service like that know. Years before all this my local copy store used to have single colour copying in green red blue and brown. I got to make a few posters with it and also one of my comic covers ('void if removed' to be exact) but the store later discontinued the service apparently due to the toner supplier running out. But that store made up excuses to suit itself most of the time so how true it was I don’t know. Tim Danko told me about dinkums in Melbourne offering a single colour service (r
I ended up taking the bag back...and found this one on the net. Only $25 including postage. I got mine in black. yey!


I wouldn’t mind trying out uploading a PDF of a mini comic here in future. I offered 7 pages digest #6 as a free PDF to print out a while back, But now the link is broken. What’s the best way to file share. I tried google pages but couldn’t quite figure out where to lift the link from?

Joe Matt on 'Spent'

Joe Matt interview (thanks to boxbrown ) And anohter one here on the daily crosshatch This interview is take 2 as the first one he was complaining about not having money and they took it down at his request...

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