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stuart making tea



Last night Stuart and I had a much-needed cosy evening in, where he sat on the sofa and read David Copperfield and I pottered about nearby and painted this little picture of him. It's very simple, but it really looks like Stuart to me. Unlike me, he's definitely a morning person and he has a very strict routine he cheerfully follows every morning, involving a two-course breakfast (porridge and a banana for the first course, tea and toast for the second, the only variation being whether he has marmalade or honey on his toast). It's very comforting and endearing, unless we're late for something, because nothing short of nuclear war would rush him in it. (I made a couple comics about it ages ago, but I still like them: my mole comic and the hourly comic.)

And another lovely thing, this book of poetry by dlasky fought it's way valiantly through the postal strike, The Catalog of Exceptionally Rare Comic Books. It's a collection of verses about completely obscure comics that might have been made, beautifully imaginative and such a cosy read. Thank you, David Lasky!! I love books and exhibitions about stories that might have been, like the 'well of lost plots' in the Thursday Next series by Jasper Fforde, which I found hugely entertaining.



It's Comica season again! Last year's festival in London was brilliant (you can see my posts about it here). Matt Badham interviews organiser Paul Gravett about it on the FPI blog here. Which tickets are you going to book? If you have kids aged between 4-11, book them in to draw to music with me for the Little Pencil event at the Institute of Contemporary Arts on Friday, 6 Nov from 4:30-6:30.

Oo, and can you guess the number of pens in Dave Shelton's house?

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nice_cup_of_tea
Oct. 31st, 2009 12:34 am (UTC)
Hurrah for nice cups of tea! Am so enjoying all your adventures on your blog, you sound so busy at the mo :-)

Edited at 2009-10-31 12:35 am (UTC)
jabberworks
Nov. 2nd, 2009 12:25 pm (UTC)
Hi, Helen! So do you, what with all the baby stuff! I bet the baby's going to have a caffeine addiction from a very early age. ;-D
dlasky
Oct. 31st, 2009 12:45 am (UTC)
2nd breakfast
I admire Stuart and all morning people. I wish I could be more like them. But I'm a night person, and tend to work late into the night.

I'm glad you liked the poems! I didn't know there was a postal strike and am glad the chapbook made its way to you!

At the end of the year, could you please add up all the comics festivals you attended in 2009? I'm amazed at how many are going on over there (as you know). :)
jabberworks
Nov. 2nd, 2009 12:28 pm (UTC)
Re: 2nd breakfast
Yeah, I wish I could be a morning person, too! All I can manage in the morning is random drawings and blogging, it's so hard to focus then on anything I'm actually supposed to be doing. It was the weirdest thing, going from university to living with Stuart, who keeps fairly normal working/sleeping hours. I had to adjust my body clock by at least five hours if I wanted to see him at all, but I still don't think I'm entirely settled with going to bed at a reasonable hour. (Still too excited about being an adult and no one telling me to go to bed... I waited YEARS for that, ha ha.)

Thanks again for the marvelous chapbook! xx
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