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german women totally rock

I'm going over to Viviane Schwarz's to do some figure drawing this afternoon, so I will post some thing from that later. But Viv just posted this link on Twitter and it had me in hysterics. It just wouldn't be the same in French.

vivschwarz: My dad sometimes warns me not to turn into this lady. I wish! He just means the makeup, sadly
gnorthfield@vivschwarz: Holy cow. she's gone mad.
vivschwarz@gnorthfield: No no, she's meant to be like that. She's a national treasure.
gnorthfield@vivschwarz: I think that's probably the best vocal ending to a song I've ever heard.



garenewing@gnorthfield @vivschwarz @jabberworks: That Nina Hagen vid is fabulous. Have you seen the brilliant Klaus Nomi?

I just came back from visiting my editor and designer at Scholastic, where I got to see my picture book printed up for the first time! I was very nervous, because you never know how these things will look, but it looked better than I thought it might, such relief! The colours were a bit light, but they're used to that, and the printers are going to go back and adjust them, so it's all good. And I forgot to paint one tiny thing, so I'm going to go do that now. Now I know the launch date is May 1st, 2010, no one go away then, I'm going to make cupcakes or something! (I'll learn how to make them properly this time.)

On the way back hom, I treated myself to the Jamaican equivalent of a bento box at the new local takeaway cafe/bakery. I didn't know what to order, but the nice lady behind the counter picked out a great lunch for me, and I tell you, there's nothing like curried goat and red rice with beans to make a cold grey day feel a little warmer. It's really tasty! (Sorry, vegetarians.)

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bandersnatch_02
Jun. 5th, 2009 01:50 pm (UTC)
Ask Viviane to show you the pics I sent her of my kids reading There Are Cats In This Book.

That vid is completely demented.
jabberworks
Jun. 5th, 2009 11:00 pm (UTC)
Awesome! I remember you saying your kids really loved it. :-)
ginasketch
Jun. 5th, 2009 02:44 pm (UTC)
Where is the Caribbean place? That box sounds delicious!
jabberworks
Jun. 5th, 2009 11:01 pm (UTC)
It's a tiny little place on Clifton Rise. I can't even remember the name, but it's just down the road from the big Venue nightclub. They do their lunch special from 11am-2pm.
mr_sadhead
Jun. 5th, 2009 03:26 pm (UTC)
Well, HAVE you seen the brilliant Klaus Nomi?
jabberworks
Jun. 5th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Now I have! :-D And I saw him crying over Britney Spears, whoa.
rainboworchid
Jun. 6th, 2009 07:20 am (UTC)
Wha..? But Britney was only 2 years old when Klaus died. Klaus appears in Derf's latest comic "Punk Rock & Trailer Parks" by the way, which I reviewed on my blog recently.
ext_138579
Jun. 5th, 2009 06:45 pm (UTC)
Yay!
Am determined to somehow sneak Nina Hagen and Klaus Nomi into my next comic. Hah!
jabberworks
Jun. 5th, 2009 11:02 pm (UTC)
Oh yes, I so have to see this.
slovobooks
Jun. 6th, 2009 10:54 am (UTC)
Nina Hagen. I remember her well!
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