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sister fan art

My little sister has been painting up a storm these days, and this morning I made this drawing loosely based on a painting she's doing. The subject in her painting looks a bit more like a Soviet worker chick than mine does; I'll ask her if I can post it when she says she's finished.

Just curious, is anyone going to the London Zine Symposium on 3 May? (I just heard about it on Anna Mondo's blog.)

Covered blog is running an interesting series of classic comic covers redrawn by lots of different artists. It seems to be starting up this big meme thing and looks like fun.

I just learned a cool new word in Russian from polinina and aryaorlova, discussing this photo on polinina's blog. 'Сногсшибательно', roughly pronounced 'snog she bottle nah', means something astounding, or something that has a sort of magical quality that's so striking it almost bowls you off your feet. Cool.


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Jan. 29th, 2009 10:55 am (UTC)
Oh I like the hair in rollers it makes me think of Nora Batty. It would be nice to see you sisters painting. I really like the one in your spare room.
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
She has some paintings here, a bit of a mishmash of old and new work, but you can get an idea:
Jan. 29th, 2009 11:55 am (UTC)
Her art is great!
Jan. 29th, 2009 12:15 pm (UTC)
I agree! :-)
Jan. 29th, 2009 07:06 pm (UTC)
I like her stuff -- the nudes and portraits are sort of like what Lucian Freud's work might look like if he was in a good mood. And the roller rink stuff is fabulous!

Quick Q: Are you aware of any interesting events taking place in late March or early April? I'm planning a UK trip...
Jan. 29th, 2009 07:21 pm (UTC)
Absolutely - you should come to the UK Web & Minicomix Thing on Sat, 28 March. It's the largest London indie comics festival - a really good one - and drinks afterward in a nearby pub.

Not sure what else yet, but I'm doing a talk at the Oxford Lit Fest with the DFC panel at noon on 4 April, if you happen to be in Oxford. But definitely come to the Thing.
Jan. 29th, 2009 07:23 pm (UTC)
Ha -- Funny, I was looking at the Oxford lit fest (my mum lives in Woodstock, just outside Ox.)

The London thing looks good too...

Jan. 29th, 2009 07:42 pm (UTC)
Ooh, have you taken the family to Blenheim yet?
Jan. 29th, 2009 07:46 pm (UTC)
I've been to Blenheim, but the family has yet to do so. The March/April trip, though, will be just me by myself -- I need to spend a little time in the UK, and just get a feel for it and try to figure out if I can picture bringing my family over to live there. A gang's-all-here visit is penciled in for later in the summer.

The Times Fest does look fantastic -- on April 4th alone there are about five things that look really interesting. And on the 5th -- Ben Goldacre!
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Cool, I'll need to look into the Oxford Lit Fest some more.

Gosh, trying to picture what it would be like for your family here, how do you go about that? Is it trying to see if they can matriculate into the schools, and checking rent prices, or more of a general test for a sense of well-being here? That sounds kind of tricky!
Jan. 30th, 2009 07:11 pm (UTC)
Oddly, I think the latter is more important for me -- testing the waters, as it were, walking around and just sort of trying to imagine us all into this place, and seeing if any images come. Mostly it will be focusing on seeing if I think my wife and I would be able to make a go of it (great English phrase, there...) And if that were possible, then the kids would be fine.

Annoyingly, though, I see that the Pitt Rivers museum, with all its magic charms and shrunken heads and odd little anthropological knick-nacks stuffed into drawers, is closed for renovation until May! GAAAH!
Jan. 30th, 2009 10:27 am (UTC)
McIntyre fan
Mary is a phenomenal painter! I'm now a big fan of both McIntyre sisters.
Jan. 30th, 2009 06:50 pm (UTC)
Hooray, now we're all fans. ;-)
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