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winter portrait

It's not snowing in London, just so foggy that all I can see is white out the window ... so it could be snowing, hooray! Here's a self portrait featuring the fabulous monster hat I got in Seattle.



Now it's time for a little whinging: I just got a cheque in the post from a small American magazine for an image they're using, in US dollars. I was glad to be paid on time, but do some Americans not understand that other countries have different currencies? And the US dollar's so piddling low that it's hardly worth finding and taking the cheque to some specialist central London place that cashes foreign cheques and charges half of what it's worth. This isn't the first time it's happened, and fortunately I just happen to know someone in the States who is kind enough to help me out with this kind of thing. (I have no such helper in Brazil, Borneo, Bangladesh, etc). Even after I asked the client to send it to my helpful person in the US, they ignored me and the cheque has to cross the Atlantic twice. I wonder if the problem even occurred to them. I could read way too much general stuff about my fellow Americans into this. Grrrrr. ...Okay, end of whinging session.

On a better note, dlasky posted some great links to Persepolis trailers. I can't wait to see the film! If you haven't read the graphic novels yet, they're brilliant, about a girl growing up during the Islamic Revolution in Iran. This trailer cracked me up, with its version of 'Eye of the Tiger':



Catherine Deneuve's daughter sings it a bit more elegantly in this trailer, but it's not quite as funny.

And Neil Gaiman pointed out that 'there was far too much fun being had' on Amazon reviewing Bic pens and Tuscan Milk. That's hilarious.

Comments

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manuelap
Dec. 13th, 2007 12:32 pm (UTC)
ahahahhahah
ahhahahahha I love your winter portraiT!
I will think one of me too :D
oharlene
Dec. 13th, 2007 05:40 pm (UTC)
Those reviews are silly. ha ha! Love your hat!
jabberworks
Dec. 16th, 2007 06:28 pm (UTC)
Thanks! It is a tiny bit itchy, but too lovely not to wear! ;-)
ultrakurtzwelle
Dec. 13th, 2007 08:00 pm (UTC)
that hat is fantastic. I like the painting tooo.
i want to see persepolis so badly.


jabberworks
Dec. 16th, 2007 06:29 pm (UTC)
Thanks! And yes, I must find out when Persepolis launches in cinemas around here.
squigglycomics
Dec. 13th, 2007 08:41 pm (UTC)
I see the books in the comic book store all the time, but now I'll actually go out and buy them! :D
jabberworks
Dec. 16th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Yes! I'm giving away my copy as a Christmas gift, but I think I might just have to buy a replacement copy.
ex_mardouco
Dec. 14th, 2007 12:00 am (UTC)
That Persepolis film is really great. It was unfaithful to the book in all the right ways.
jabberworks
Dec. 16th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Ooh, I'm so jealous you've seen it! I'm glad you liked it!
(Anonymous)
Dec. 15th, 2007 02:50 pm (UTC)
Idetrorce
very interesting, but I don't agree with you
Idetrorce
jabberworks
Dec. 16th, 2007 06:30 pm (UTC)
Re: Idetrorce
Huh?
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