... Hehe, I kind of like the photo on the left, it reminds me of those black-and-white posters of worn-out ballet slippers that were obligatory wall decor of every ballet studio in the '80s. I suppose these are my own particular tools of the trade, and it is fitting that they are both called slippers, even if I don't have to walk on my tippy-toes.
Thanks, Mike Lewis at The Seattle PI, for sending me this New York Times link to a beautifully drawn comic by Dean Haspiel, Snow Dope.
That reminded me to click over for a look at the latest political cartoons by David Horsey in The Seattle Times. If you haven't seen his work, it's well worth going over to have a look. My parents are big fans and sent me links whenever he drew Sarah Palin.
Marc Ellerby (burnt_jamb) does a 'Best of the Year' round-up over here on the Forbidden Planet blog.
And congratulations to London Underground Comics for their exciting year of running a stall in Camden; here's a video commemorating their final day at the market.
Funny thing, I was standing in the supermarket checkout on Saturday and, while idly leafing through the display rack, came across a book called Teach your Granny to Text. Since I recently got a practice text from Glasgow Auntie, whose granddaughters were teaching her this essential skill, I picked it up, wondering if that title might have been their motivation. I was very surprised when the book fell open to a big double-page spread by the DFC's own Jim Medway! And it all sort of fit together, because Crab Lane Crew is one of the granddaughters' favourite strips in the DFC. I must confess, I started out not particularly liking Crab Lane Crew but it's really, really grown on me. I think it's gotten better (as have many of the strips, we're all learning) but it's also something about the story's warm, friendly atmosphere. When I met up with Simone Lia a few weeks ago, we had a girly fan session discussing our fave Medway cats.