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it's DFC friday!

Fridays are the best days, when the stripey red and yellow DFC envelope pops through the letterbox. Hurrah to wilburonline for taking more liberties with the DFC logo lettering than anyone's done yet!



As you can see, Vern and Lettuce has taken a bit of a turn to the dark side in their abandoned underground station escapade:



This morning I had tea and lemon drizzle cake up in town with my picture book editor and designer. That was fun, and they're excited about the way the book is going. It is TOP SECRET at the moment (woooo!), but I can hardly wait to tell you! Hope to see you Sunday in London at the Alternative Press Fair!

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ginasketch
Jan. 30th, 2009 02:51 pm (UTC)
Will there ever be a Vern and Lettuce book? My subscription to the DFC just ended and I've loved the strips with the moles in. Grandpa sheep made me lol.
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
I hope so! Drop a line to info@thedfc.co.uk and suggest it, and it might be just that little nudge they need! ;-)
ginasketch
Jan. 30th, 2009 03:06 pm (UTC)
Will do. :)
ryclaude
Jan. 30th, 2009 03:03 pm (UTC)
damn you and your lemon drizzle cake having.
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 03:04 pm (UTC)
Believe it or not, I actually did think of you just as it was being brought out. I must learn how to make it and treat you one of these days.
chamonkee
Jan. 30th, 2009 03:28 pm (UTC)
Holey Hoo Haa I haven't actually been downstairs yet today my copy could be in the house right now and I wouldn't know it!

Also I didn't realise that vern could fire bunnies from his tuba!
P.s. is that rosie or jake in there?
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:44 pm (UTC)
Wow, you're good! That's Jake. (Even I had to check my bunny chart!)
chamonkee
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:53 pm (UTC)
Of course the patch on his eye is a bit darker..
wilburonline
Jan. 30th, 2009 04:00 pm (UTC)
heh -- seemed only natural to do a sort of illuminated script thingy with the logo for a bodkin and the bear themed cover... it was designed to fit snugly inside the usual logo, though -- it was the dfc team's idea to leave out the regular logo altogether.
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
I think the Mezolith cover was wot broke them. Then Woodrow did some magic and there have been cover shenanigans happening ever since.
bandersnatch_02
Jan. 30th, 2009 05:05 pm (UTC)
Exciting about the TOP SECRET book. To quote the guy who was trapped in the wheel-arch of a truck going down a bumpy road, the suspension is killing me.
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Ooh, sorry it's so painful... ;-)
glummdead
Jan. 30th, 2009 05:49 pm (UTC)
That Wilbur, he is like a medieval twiddly lettering god of some sort and I love the look of the sinister turn to Vern and Lettuce
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:46 pm (UTC)
Cool, I am going to aspire to being a twiddly god of something. Hmm.
glummdead
Jan. 30th, 2009 09:05 pm (UTC)
you could perhaps aspire to be the goddess of well drawn sheep and cute bunnies?
glummdead
Jan. 30th, 2009 09:06 pm (UTC)
oh no wait, you're already there. Hmmm
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 09:14 pm (UTC)
But is that twiddly enough? That's the main thing.
glummdead
Jan. 31st, 2009 09:25 am (UTC)
I fear I may have caused you to obsess over twiddliness.
yunni
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:17 pm (UTC)
You're going too? woo cool, I'll say hello :3
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:47 pm (UTC)
Yay! We'll have to do that nerdy thing where we swap LiveJournal names, then it will be happy reunion. :-D
_w_o_o_d_
Jan. 30th, 2009 08:09 pm (UTC)
The dark side ? Judging from that panel, they seem to have taken a turn to the PINK side...
jabberworks
Jan. 30th, 2009 09:13 pm (UTC)
Okay, the dark pink side, then.

Ha ha... I shall have to work that in somewhere.
ext_116336
Jan. 31st, 2009 01:19 am (UTC)
Hi Sarah
You beat me to the DFC today post.
One of the many things I'm liking about the DFC recently - a side effect of not having to worry about getting a children's comic onto the dtands in WHS is the liberties being taken with the covers. The last few have been far darker in content than they could ever get away with on shelves.

Bodkin is very good indeed, and is that an ongoing narrative of a detective thriller I see developing in V&L?

A book of V&L would be lovely indeed, surely they have to start trying some of these now? I know Miravbilis have already negotisated a deal in advance of publication, but it would be so nice to see you, Jim Medway, Simone et al given the nice big hardback BD style album treatment
jabberworks
Feb. 2nd, 2009 12:37 pm (UTC)
Re: Hi Sarah
Thanks, Richard, I love reading your weekly DFC posts! It's funny, with Vern & Lettuce I get very mixed feedback from people who like it; some say they love the ongoing road trip storyline, and other people say, 'they've been away for an awfully long time, aren't they going to go home soon?'

Haven't heard anything about a Vern & Lettuce book deal yet, but I'm sure they'll be more amenable if they get lots of e-mails from people saying they'd be interested in it! :-D
info@thedfc.co.uk
smurf_uk
Jan. 31st, 2009 04:47 pm (UTC)
Good luck with the APF tomorrow squire! Due to a mix up of identity I lost my chance to get a table this time (a long story involving a misunderstanding about how Irish my last name makes me).

Still, lovely stuff on V and L as always. Must pop round my mates and read her copy.

jabberworks
Feb. 2nd, 2009 12:38 pm (UTC)
That long story sounds kind of interesting! :-D Sorry to miss seeing you there, though!
(Anonymous)
Feb. 1st, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
I agree it would be great to see hardback books of some of the stories from The DFC. Some of the artwork would look stunning on nice shiny paper. I think a DFC 2010 Annual would be great and good publicity for The DFC.

Although I've been saying it for ages, a DFC binder is real must now.

Sarah this week's Vern & Lettuce hit all the right buttons for Alex this week. He read it out to us in bed on Saturday morning and it was hillarious. He cracked up whenever there was a reference to wee and poo! A surefire winner for 8 year olds whenever you use a combination of those two themes in a story line!

Personally I think The DFC is really hitting its stride now. I still think it could do without two full pages of 'How to Doodle It' which my boys have always completely ignored and dito ('Puzzle Yourself Stupid'). Although 'An Animal Picture Puzzle' is great fun, it doesn't last as well as the stories, once you've seen it and understand it you don't go back whereas the boys will re-read the stories during the week.

jabberworks
Feb. 2nd, 2009 12:39 pm (UTC)
Aw, that's great to hear about Alex liking it so much! :-D

Yeah, I'd love to see hardback copies, too. Fingers crossed! Ditto about the binders, my folders aren't entirely fit for purpose and are getting a little bulgy looking.
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