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back to basics

I lost my charger cord at BICS, so I went into the local phone shop to see if I could buy a new cable. The guys took one look at my phone and started laughing and were totally unhelpful. Sod them, I am going back to cups and string. Here is Gary and me in the studio playing with cups and string.

My new phone number is two soft knocks, three loud knocks and a muffled yelp. Or you can stuff bits of paper under the door with secret messages written in lemon juice. Anyway, Bob Etherington has the same phone and he is a well cool dude. I have seen a lot of illustrators with this phone, it is because we are all so trendy poor.

This weekend, come see my friend Garen Ewing and me talk on a panel about comics at the Cheltenham literary festival! We'll also get to meet John Dunning, who wrote a book called Salem Brownstone that's magnificently illustrated by Nikhil Singh. (Have a look at Nikhil's profile, it's a good laugh.) This Saturday, 4:45pm, I think you can still book tickets here.


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Oct. 7th, 2009 11:45 am (UTC)
Ebay is your friend for phone chargers and the like. I do have fond memories of tin cans and string though ...
Oct. 7th, 2009 11:46 am (UTC)
Actually, Alice and I used to have that phone, so we might have a charger lying around. I will have a look tonight.
Oct. 7th, 2009 12:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh, seriously? That would be great! I hold off on buying one until tomorrow then. :-)
Oct. 7th, 2009 11:48 am (UTC)
haha what, shop employees aren't meant to laugh at people's phones. go back there with a cup and string phone and ask for a cable for that, see what they do.
Oct. 7th, 2009 12:43 pm (UTC)
YEAH! Like, hey GUYS, what kind of call plan can you set me up with? I'll take Gary, we'll be so deadpan. For, like, two seconds.
Oct. 7th, 2009 02:14 pm (UTC)
http://i435.photobucket.com/albums/qq73/mangazebra/image249.jpg Sorry, I lost track of time and forgot to bring my drawing back to your table at BICS.

:( I can't make it to the literature festival because its manga day at the V&A - hope you have a good time there anyway :)
Oct. 7th, 2009 03:44 pm (UTC)
Texting could involve launching a post-it note on a little hook attached to the string.
I'm possibly overcomplicating the cups and string concept.
Oct. 8th, 2009 09:51 am (UTC)
I really wanted to come to Cheltenham!
I heard about that super event in Cheltenham and really wanted to go, but am so busy on my MA work I can't make it! Have a lovely time and don't worry about your mobile being seen as 'out -of-date' - ignore those silly phone shop people! if it still works and you use it then it is greener to keep using it isn't it! - I used one of those websites to see how much my old mobile was worth and it said two pounds!!! Ah well, never mind! heh heh

All the best,

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