Rob WIlliams, Smudge, D’Israeli and Rufus Dayglo
One of my favourite characters in 2000AD is Dirty Frank. He’s an undercover judge with some serious mental health issues and an absolute bloody hoot. I fell in love with D’Israeli’s artwork a couple of years ago and really cannot get enough of it. It is jarring and somewhat unconventional and a real pleasure to behold. I love the black and white stuff and the writing in ‘Living the Low Life’ is as funny as hell. Well worth picking up.
D’Israeli actually did a drawing for me when I met him at a con a few years ago and I have been meaning to get it turned into a tattoo for a while now. Really must get that done. I should try find it…
Colin MacNeil and John Wagner. Buy it, read it. It is bloody awesome.
I was reminded of this by something on Twitter this morning and have been rereading it. One hell of a story by John Wagner beautifully illustrated and bloody hell so on the money given what is going on in America right now.
I am not trying to bash the US, I grew up in South Africa loving all things America, so it saddens me to see what is going on now.
Don’t say you weren’t warned though okay…just saying.
I think I am going to take a day or two off. I will probably be back Sunday night but it’s been a long week, I’ve hardly been at my best with this stupid cold and I am finding the world somewhat distracting in general and American politics more specifically.
I am going to clear out my twitter because I am just sick to the back teeth of Donald Trump, the GOP and the general stench – and instead I shall fill it with things that bring me joy and inspiration. In addition there will be more Science and knowledge and art and films and comics and pictures of monkeys.
I have pretty much hit American politics fatigue after spending a large part of the week reading far too much about what is going on. It’s odd that I have found it all so fascinating as I dont really care that much about what is going on in the UK despite all our shenanigans. I guess I always like to think that we are just wholly incompetent and bumbling fools whereas your lot just seem rotten to the core and it’s all rather sad. I think it is actually affecting my my desire to write and create and enjoy things.
Instead I am going to find a load of uplifting and positive American experiences I think. I will let you know how I get on. Oh and there’s the Americans amongst you readers of course, I like you lot.
So fingers crossed you’ll have sorted him out by the time I get back.