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stroking my (slightly bruised) ego

I had an ecstatic phone call from David Fickling on Friday, saying all sort of nice things, and that someone from the Independent had loved Vern & Lettuce and wanted to run the strip in the newspaper. How exciting! I agreed to let them run it and we spent ages discussing which strip to let them have. It slightly niggled in my mind that I shouldn't be giving anything away that's going to appear in the DFC, but the lure of having an A4 colour spread in a major newspaper proved too much for me.

I needn't have worried! Stuart and I went for a sunny walk this morning across the park to the station to pick up a newspaper and spent at least five minutes trying to find the strip. We finally spotted it, in black and white and the size of a postage stamp! So nothing given away. And it really is a good write-up, I can't help but be pleased about that. Well done to 10-year-old Jacob Moreton who wrote the article.

Independent on Sunday, 18 May - Read the online article here



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May. 18th, 2008 10:07 am (UTC)
Oh! what a disappointment. Still, atleast you can say your comic ran in The Independent.

Hey, do you know Fluffy by Simone Lia? Lettuce reminds me a bit of Fluffy, are they related?
May. 18th, 2008 02:36 pm (UTC)
Just related in that I really love the Fluffy books!

Simone joined the DFC team just after me and I sometimes worry that maybe she'd been planning to continue in it with Fluffy and couldn't because I was already using a rabbit as one of my main characters. So I hope she's not annoyed at me. :-P
May. 18th, 2008 08:02 pm (UTC)
I came along to the launch with my Son who was a competition winner. I have to say that Vern & Lettuce from the DFC Teaser edition is a firm family favourite. Those moles are cool!!
May. 18th, 2008 08:45 pm (UTC)
Oh wow, I'm so pleased to hear that! When I make these things at home, I never know what people are going to think of them and it's so exciting to hear that someone likes them besides me.

Thanks, you made my day! :-)
May. 22nd, 2008 07:15 pm (UTC)
Just wanted to chime in and say congratulations on the strip! Let's hope the subscriptions go through the roof.
May. 22nd, 2008 09:32 pm (UTC)
Yay! Thanks, I hope they do! :-D
May. 28th, 2008 06:25 pm (UTC)
Glad we made your day! wow. That DFC launch was mad in the evening. My son was so chuffed to be able to hang out with Lorenzo and Bob Etherington. How cool are they to a 9 year old boy? Supercool (and all the ladies were swooning). My boy is on The Guardian website now being taught how to draw by Lorenzo himself!It was a shame we didn't get a chance to say hello but it was all a bit overwhelming. Unfortuanely we rubbed shoulders with all these amazing artists without knowing who half of them were! Ee hung out at the back and listened to the muffled speeches. Didn't catch a word!

My boys are big fans of Vern and Lettuce now and can't wait until Friday for the first DFC to land on the front door matt. All the very best with Vern and Lettuce. I'm not an expert on anything (maybe garden plants) but I reckon you've got a hit on your hands!
May. 28th, 2008 09:52 pm (UTC)
Yes, I'm right with your 9-year-old there, the Etherington brothers are very cool to a 32-year-old girl, too! :-D That party WAS mad, I didn't find even ten percent of the people I wanted to chat with. But exciting, too.

I'm so glad the guys like Vern and Lettuce, hooray! I hope lots of people like them come Friday, hooves crossed.
May. 28th, 2008 09:49 pm (UTC)
Thanks so much, Scott! And a big hello to Friends of the Nib!
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