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Hey, guess what, I got to meet Lucy Knisley! (That's lucylou.) I'd always wanted to meet her and I've been reading her online comics for a few years now, but Chicago is a long way away, and then suddenly, there she was in London! I was already going for dinner with some comics creators who live locally, so she and John came along. Yay!

Here's a photo of Akanksha and James Turner eruditebaboon) with his remarkable 'tache.

Peter Stanbury and me, playing with the candles.

Lucy with her ISBN tatoo and John:

Alex Milway and Katie Milway:

Rian Hughes and Gary Northfield:

Peter Stanbury and Paul Gravett

Viviane Schwarz and me

Somewhere in the back there, a very blurry John Aggs

We got to see the amazing comics travel diary Lucy is keeping on her trip, and I got inspired to make a comic this evening. (Not that it is at all autobiographical, oh no.) We get the most amazing African outfits on Sunday mornings in our neighbourhood, bright colours an huge head wraps everywhere. It's not a particularly famous London tourist sight, but Sunday mornings in Peckham really should be.


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Jul. 19th, 2009 10:19 pm (UTC)
Lucy in London? well I never.
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:57 am (UTC)
'Tis true! She was just planning to go to Paris, but then she decided to pop over the channel. She was asking, does anyone know Joe Decie?
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:56 pm (UTC)
Ah, I'd have loved to have met up with those guys.
Jul. 19th, 2009 10:41 pm (UTC)
James Turner grew a mustache? Rediculous(ly great!) Also, Alex Milway looks like Ben Goldacre.
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:58 am (UTC)
And what a 'tache it is!
Jul. 20th, 2009 12:22 pm (UTC)
I can't really believe it myself. Everytime I see a mirror I am surprised.
Jul. 20th, 2009 01:20 am (UTC)
Haha, I love the comic, very much a Lucy-style layout (and congrats on the positive review of your tuchus).
Are you singing in a gospel choir there?
Jul. 20th, 2009 05:59 am (UTC)
Thanks! And no, we just went to a local church, I am a terrible singer.
Jul. 20th, 2009 02:29 am (UTC)
I really enjoyed Lucy's Paris book a few months back! Do you just, like, know everybody???
Jul. 20th, 2009 06:00 am (UTC)
Not at all! I'd never met Lucy before, just knew her work from LiveJournal. But I was very glad to meet her!
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:01 am (UTC)
Do you think James has been reading your Airship jam?
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:58 am (UTC)
Doh, it too me way too long to work out the moustache connection! I am so thick sometimes (thus the deleted post).
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:28 am (UTC)
It was wonderful meeting you! Thank you so much for inviting us and introducing us to all those great people! One of the highlights of our trip, definately.
Jul. 20th, 2009 08:29 am (UTC)
Re: Yay!
whoops, sorry; that was me on a crzy French keyboard.
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Jul. 20th, 2009 09:21 am (UTC)
You are SO naughty!
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:20 am (UTC)
I told John to pass on hugs. He better have XD
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:22 am (UTC)
Yup, and I saw the photo of you with your new neice... so cute!
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:48 am (UTC)
Hurrah! - Yayyy nice comic!
I love Peckham. Beautiful Sundays and appreciation of well-balanced ladies. - Some time ago I tried to buy some dungarees in a shop in Peckham and they didn't fit in any size. All the staff of the shop congregated to assess the situation and then said: "It's because you have a very nice bottom." - So I didn't get dungarees but I was happy anyway.
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, that compliment has such a different meaning in our neighbourhood than on Oxford Street! :-D It took me years to realise it usually really WAS genuinely complimentary, not an insult.
Jul. 20th, 2009 12:20 pm (UTC)
Thank you so much for organising this Sarah - hope we can have another gathering again soon!
Jul. 20th, 2009 03:23 pm (UTC)
Yay! And I'm glad Akanksha could come, too! :-)
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:28 pm (UTC)
Ha ha, great strip! I like panel eight, the way you are trying to peer at your own bum - brilliant!
Jul. 20th, 2009 07:35 pm (UTC)
Thanks! I'm fond of the second to last, the bum stars in a whole panel by itself! ;-)
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:35 pm (UTC)
Aaaaah, I'm so jealous!!!
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:40 pm (UTC)
Just eat lots of cake and you, too, can have a backside that will make you proud in Peckham!

Ha ha, no really, I'm glad we got to meet Lucy, that was a total surprise. Some day maybe I'll even meet you! I keep seeing your work popping up everywhere and thinking, hmm, I wonder what Anke's like in person. :-)
Jul. 20th, 2009 09:57 pm (UTC)
Hehehehe! That is sound advice. We should go cake-eating together one day!
Jul. 20th, 2009 10:39 pm (UTC)
Yay! Backside building sessions always welcome.
Jul. 26th, 2009 09:24 am (UTC)
I want to meet Lucy some day. And draw mannatees.

ALso: GREAT comic!!! Stuart delivered the perfect punchline.
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