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saturday paper

Hurrah, another Saturday and another Vern and Lettuce, and Super Animal Adventure Squad by eruditebaboon in the Guardian!

Stuart was doing the ironing last night and made some slightly odd mewing noises. I asked him what was wrong and he said,
'You know, the sad thing about the DFC ending is that the animals don't have any more adventures unless you draw them.' He ironed a shirt collar, then said, I can't bear that.' He ironed the sleeves and remarked thoughtfully, 'No wonder people like comics'.

It's interesting to see the ways Vern and Lettuce have changed in shape over 40 episodes. And the paper's so different to that in the DFC; I was having a chat with Woodrow Phoenix and we agreed that the printing and paper makes it look almost like a different comic. So even though his Donny Digits has run in the Guardian, it looks totally fresh in the DFC. (And at least we'll get Donny for another three weeks.)

Hey, I spotted this fab clickable interactive comic over on elio's site; go have a look, it's brilliant.

And the llama print sofa cushion in the top photo was made by Meg Hunt (exitwounds). It is one of my all-time favourite textile prints.



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Mar. 7th, 2009 10:03 pm (UTC)
even if Stuart is the only audience (or even just yourself) that is sometimes enough.
Mar. 8th, 2009 08:14 am (UTC)
I agree. I kind of based Vern the sheep on Stuart's personality, so it's almost like Stuart's a little concerned a little part of himself is in threat of extinction. He never liked to read comics before, but the DFC took him by stealth and he always reads every issue now. 'Crab Lane Crew' is his other favourite strip.
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