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help! i'm stuck in a horror film!

I'm in the deepest throes of deadline work right now, and I had to go back to the studio after dinner to do some more work... only to be greeted by this! Our studio guard gnome... IT'S ALIVE.

I'd never seen the little guy at the front door lit up before, didn't even know it could light up. And it was lit for no apparent reason, there was no one around. A portent of something very evil, surely.

And Kate Middleton! Surely not a portent of evil... unless she's drawn by one David O'Connell. You can pick up your copy of this fab looking mini comic this Saturday at the London Comic & Small Press Expo (new Comics Beat article about it here).

Due to dire deadline straits, I sadly won't be able to stay at Expo all day. If you want me to sign a copy of Vern and Lettuce or Birdsong, you'll be able to find me, for sure, at The Fleece Station table between 10am-1pm. It's killing me that I can't stay around longer! Boo.

'Kate Middleton, in her own words', transcribed by David O'Connell

Okay, a sketch for today, here's one I drew with my sister when I took her to the Regency Cafe after we visited the Tate Britain. It's a grand old caff where, like this gentleman, you can get a good plate of ham, egg and chips.

In the morning, we'd run a few errands in our nearby neighbourhood of Peckham, which is a fabulous London tourist stop in that my sister saw loads of things she'd never see in her hometown. (Back to the horror film theme if you're a vegetarian, apologies.)

I once took photos at a butcher in Brixton and almost got my head chopped off and camera taken away because I think I caught some dodgy dealing or illegally hired staff on film. But my sister asked permission and charmed the employees and they let us take lots of photos.

You can't buy these in Sainsbury's.

Supermalt is our local drink of choice. It's very tasty, a lot like Russian kvas. Above it sit Jelabi sweets, which are so sugary they can make you go cross-eyed.

If you're ever in Peckham and fancy sampling the local delicacies, this is the best cafe for it, with its mix of Nigerian and south asian food. Not for vegetarians. You'll get a big plate of meat and curries for a fiver and a ball of pulped yam to wipe it up.


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Mar. 11th, 2011 11:10 am (UTC)
It will be great to see you - sorry you won't be around for long!
Mar. 11th, 2011 11:26 am (UTC)
You, too! I know, I can't believe I can't stay. Working crazy hours at the moment. :p
Mar. 11th, 2011 11:19 am (UTC)
OK, so in France we cook pig feet (Pied de cochon) but this is the first I hear of cow feet.
Mar. 11th, 2011 11:27 am (UTC)
Yes, pig feet are much more common, I was surprised by these! And you were right, way back when, about the studio brownie lighting up. I secretly hoped it would do something like that. (Even better if its head would spin around!)
Mar. 11th, 2011 11:36 am (UTC)
By googling "pied de boeuf" I found some recipes, that seem to be from Morocco or Algeria.
Mar. 11th, 2011 12:10 pm (UTC)
Ah, that sounds right. Hmm, wonder if they could be any good? I think I'd let someone else try making it for me first; the preparation doesn't seem like it would be an awful lot of fun.
Mar. 11th, 2011 01:23 pm (UTC)
Uhhhh! Dead Chicken Heads!
...Didn't Victorian invalids get fed cow's foot jelly?(perhaps to finish them off-)
Mar. 11th, 2011 05:52 pm (UTC)
Re: Uhhhh! Dead Chicken Heads!
Ew, you're right. Cow's foot jelly sounds repulsive!
Mar. 14th, 2011 05:42 pm (UTC)
Re: Uhhhh! Dead Chicken Heads!
And coltsfoot is supposed to be good for respiratory ailments, but that's something completely different!
Mar. 14th, 2011 05:46 pm (UTC)
Re: Uhhhh! Dead Chicken Heads!
Sounds equally tasty! XD

Hey, great to see you at the expo on Saturday!
Mar. 18th, 2011 01:47 pm (UTC)
Re: Uhhhh! Dead Chicken Heads!
You too! And Sarah enjoyed reading Morris to her class (and showing off the bonus sketch!) yesterday.
Mar. 18th, 2011 08:01 pm (UTC)
Re: Uhhhh! Dead Chicken Heads!
Fabulous!! :D
Mar. 11th, 2011 05:41 pm (UTC)
ugh feel your pain regarding deadlines...I won't be able to make the show at all due to being locked in my studio all weekend.
Mar. 11th, 2011 05:53 pm (UTC)
Aw, bummer. Sympathy, girlfriend!
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