Thursday, 31 December 2009

Review of the Year: Fairy Tail

THANK GOODNESS! This is the last part of my review of things I've enjoyed in 2009...and it's a Manga series! Yeah! In your face!

Fairy Tail is a weekly series about a guild of mgaicians that have big hearts...but they always seem to blow stuff up. Oh dear. The characters are all interesting and a lot of the power sets are inspired. I especially like Ezra and her ability to CHANGE OUTFITS REALLY QUICKLY!!! Also, it deserves high praise for finding inventive ways for the female characters to be sexy.

It's a pretty fun read and the artwork is impressive. I don't really know how it gets turned around so quickly. How depressing. Also - I totally used the JLS colour scheme for the picture. I hope JLS won't mind.

EDIT: I should write a thing abour Rose Elinor Dougall and her song 'Another Version of Pop Song.' I drew a picture of her because the song is amazing...but my picture wasn't. In fact, it's so bad I can't even post it here. Still - an amazing song. Good job Rose!

Review of the Year: Lady Gaga

I think this is my penultimate portion of the Review of the Year. Hooray! Double hooray because it's about the creepy-cat-lady-gone-cool - Lady Gaga.

I appreciaite that some people love her and her some people hate her. I started off on the latter side...but then she released a seven minute long video where the c-word gets subtitled. Great! As if that wasn't enough, she then gets pushed off a balcony and returns doing a dance in a wheelchair and then on crutches. AND THEN she kills her boyfriend whilst dressed as Minnie Mouse.

Obviously the song (Paparazzi) is amazing too and since then, my powerful dislike of Lady Gaga disappeared - to be replaced by a sense of "goodness me - that Lady Gaga is quite something!"

A few months ago, she released The Fame Monster as a bonus disk with her debut album...and it was pretty much incredible. I was expecting a bunch of crappy remixes but it's pretty much just full of potential singles.

I have no idea how Lady Gaga will evolve in the future but I'm excited to see what she makes of herself. Anyone that can wear a polar bear cape / exploding bra / metal gyroscope thing and not look stupid is clearly someone to keep an eye on.

EDIT: I forgot to say that the attached comic is obviously about the rumours that Lady Gaga has man-parts. I don't know whether she does or not - but I have complete confidence that she could make it work.

Wednesday, 30 December 2009

Review of the Year: Toronto

Quick! The year is almost over and I've still got stuff to put into the Review of the Year.

In May, I went to Toronto! This was a big deal for so many reasons - the chief one being that I hadn't left the country since my trip to California...whichw as about five years previous!

I spent about ten days (I think) adventuring around the city and it was pretty incredible. I mean, it wasn't the freind-fest I thought it would be - no one stopped me on the street and demanded we become BFF (which is how I thought things in Canada would work) but I was there with someone brilliant and we did pretty much everything I wanted to.

This included all the touristy stuff - the CN Tower, Niagara Falls, Casa Loma etc... but we also did some unexpected stuff. Toronto Islands on a sunner afternoon was pretty much magical. Fran's Diner has set the standard of pancakes so high that little else will do. I got to visit a bunch of Scott Pilgrim places too - Honest Ed's, Sneaky Dee's, the Toronto Reference Library. They are real and they exist and you can visit them.

I guess I should probably go on other holidays. It might not be as amazing as Toronto - but that's ok.

EDIT: I'm pretty sure I would have had a much less awesome time in Toronto if my friend wasn't there - so I'm thankful for his company. I don't think I can say thanks to him enough - so I'm sure saying it again won't hurt. Thanks! Thank you! Thanks!

Review of the Year: Piney Gir and The Yearling

I got my days muddled up so I might have to post a lot more if I want to get my Review of the Year up before 2010 comes along. Urnk.

I don't think I've made much of a secret about how awesome I think Ms. Piney Gir is. Not only is she one of the nicest (and well-dressed) people I've ever met but the music she makes is pretty much brilliant. Scrap that - it is brilliant.

2009 in particular is good proof of this as Piney released her third album 'The Yearling.' It's not the electronic popfest of her first album and it's a far cry from the country stomp of her second...but its organic-sounding electronics and spot on lyrics helped make it one of the best albums I've listened to all year. If you haven't already heard it then buy it. Like, now.

Have you bought it yet?

Piney has a website and a Myspace too!

EDIT: A long time ago, I made a comic about Piney Gir going to housesit a spooky house and finding some ghosts. I will find the files and get some small ones printed. That would be nice.

Review of the Year: True Blood (and Jedward)

 Back in my school days, I spent a lot of time in the library reading books. Not just any books though - oh no - I'm talking about those types of books that you read during your early teenage years that stay with you forever. In my case, these books were mostly written by David Eddings or Diana Wynne Jones.

That's right - I was a sucker for magical fantasy books about young teenagers overcoming all sorts of odds with the help of their newly discovered magical abilities. That alone tells you how much of a loser I am.

Yeah. I still love those books and I really miss being so invested in a group of characters that I have to read every book as soon as I possibly can - whether that's two epic tales (five books each!) about Garion and his gang or the loosely-connected goings on at Chrestomanci Castle. What really fuelled my passion for these books was that I already had a large back catalogue to work through - I don't think I have the patience to wait around for books to be released / held back because the publisher wants a 'Summer release' or something.

Anyways! So for some unknown reason (it might have been on sale?) I picked up the first book in the Southern Vampire Mysteries by Charlaine Harris. I refer to the books as True Blood since that's the name of the television show - and also because it makes the whole thing sound sassy. I wasn't impressed with Twilight so I didn't start reading Ms. Harris' work because of the vampire-angle. I just bought it. Get over it. Not only did I read it - but I actually really enjoyed it. So much so that I made two further trips to the same shop and got the rest of the books. I think there's about eight or nine at the moment? I read them all quickly - aided by the fact that they require little / no actual thought and because they are jolly good fun.

Seriously. Stop looking at me like that. They are really really fun. It doesn't take itself too seriously. People keep dropping like flies - to be replaced by other characters that rarely last long. There is character development, sort of. Sure, it gets a bit Mills and Boon when things get steamy - but that just makes me love it more.

The television show is the complete opposite. I really wanted to like it...but just couldn't. I don't know why and it makes me sad. Boo hoo. Whatever, don't watch it. Just read the books. There will be a new one out soon.

EDIT: I forgot to say why Jedward and Peaches Geldof are there. Jedward loomed large across the tail-end of 2009. They were all sorts of wrong but were perfect for fitting the bill of 'people who wouldn't bother a telepath with their thoughts.' Peaches Geldof happened to be on the television as I was drawing and she came across so badly that I wanted to include her too. Her and Jedward would make a cute couple.

And by 'cute,' I mean 'utterly vile.'

Monday, 28 December 2009

Review of the Year: iPhone

I've always been a bit of a mobile phone cynic. I was always on Pay As You Go and my phone was always brilliantly out of date. This all changed in April, when I decided that I needed a 'grown up phone' if I was ever going to get things done.

Enter: the iPhone

Before you jump to any conclusions about me being a massive twat, I should point out that I did all sorts of research into Fancy Phones. I spoke to people. I read reviews. I made cost projection graphs! In the end it was Mister iPhone that came out on top and I can confidently say that it was pretty much changed my life - although not always in a good way.

  • I can check my email on the go. No more having to turn on the computer and wait for it to load whenever I have the urge to look at my empty inbox
  • The maps function has proven to be a life saver on multiple occassions
  • The Apps Store is amazing. I can access all sorts of nonsense whenever I want - first aid advice, Twitter, an ocarina! It's all there...
  • My monthly spend hasn't gone up hideously from my PAYG days

  • I'm pretty much *always* checking my email now - which would be great if I actually had lots of emails to read...but I don't
  • The camera is rubbish
  • The battery life is even worse
  • I'm terribly paranoid about losing it
  • It hasn't made my eyesight any better.

Sunday, 27 December 2009

Review of the Year: The Good Natured

So... 2009 is pretty much over and I've decided to write about some of the noteworthy things I've really liked about the last twelve months.

Today, it's The Good Natured - a depressingly young lady who makes music which is sort of electronic pop that got into a fight with a mild-mannered strop...or something.

'Rose,' in particular is on constant rotation on my playlists. Annoyingly, I can't find it on YouTube or Spotify or Myspace  so you'll just have to take my word for it. It's a lot less electronic than her current stuff but no less the worse for it.

You can keep up to date with The Good Natured on Myspace and you can buy her two EPs from all the usual places.

I really need to dust of my old Casiotone and get back into music making...except I won't suck this time!

OH! Here is a YouTube clip of another song which I like. Shame it isn't a proper video or anything but still - good work!

Friday, 25 December 2009

Merry Christmas 2009!

Merry Christmas (GMT)!

I haven't felt festive at all - even with all the snow and the carols and the wrapping. I decided that making a Christmas thingy might help but it didn't really.

The original plan was a creepy comic about Toby trying to ask out Santa...but it got a bit gross so I went in the opposite direction in the end. Look! Toby eats a cake and doesn't cry! Surely this is ground-breaking for me?

Well - they do say that Christmas is a time for miracles...

So yeah - here's hoping that you have a great day and a brilliant 2010.


Sunday, 20 December 2009

Bad Date #4

So - I left my job and instead of going on adventures and being super productive, I have become a bit of a slob. I had this epiphany this morning when I got out of bed at 13:00 and ate two slices of Chocolate Orange for breakfast. Bear in mind that I normally got out of bed at 6:00 and eat healthy porridge.


On the plus side, I'm pretty sure I've won the yearly game of Christmas Shopping. My work friends got good stuff. My non-work friends got good stuff. My family will get good stuff. I even wrapped things nicely - all brown postal paper and stickers. So, I am pretty much free to spend the next few weeks working my arse off on People I Know #10.

I started work on the grid layouts a few days ago. It's the most compact comic I've made so far - there are more panels-per-page and everything. On the downside, if I want to get it done in time for March, I'll probably be blogging a lot less... Don't cry! Don't cry! We'll still have Murder, She Wrote!

IN OTHER NEWS: I ate pancakes today! I'm officially declaring it the first ever Pancake Club! Once a month, from here on, I'll eat pancakes somewhere with friends and it will be awesome. Maybe I'll make us membership cards or something?

Also, I need to start dressing like a grown up.

Wednesday, 16 December 2009

So Long! Farewell!

Hahahahahahaha! This is a pretty weird update, eh? So, for the last two and a half years, I've been working somewhere. I've never liked writing about work on the blog but today was my last day before taking time out to work on some comics and things - so it seems appropriate to mark the occassion with a comic. I even sent this one round to people as part of my goodbye email.

This has been the first real job I've had and it's been full of all sorts of ups and downs - possibly too many to list. BUT! The best thing about my time here is meeting some of the nicest people ever. Seriously - there are people here who I am incredibly excited about knowing and I can't wait to see lots of them outside of a working context.

So yeah. Despite my best attempts, they got a card signed and got me cakes and decorated a room with my pictures and I got a little teary. I also sweated a lot and am a bit stinky. Oh dear. I hope this distracted from the teary eyes.

So, if I could write two letters right now they would read as follows:


Dear People Who Have Been Nice

I've really enjoyed spending time with you. Thanks for looking after me and I officially hope we can still be friends even if I'm in a different office.


Dear The Future
You scare me but I can't wait to meet you. Be nice to me, yeah?

Thanks for everything Nice People!

NOTE: I updated this from my desk at work. This was done as a mark of respect.

Tuesday, 15 December 2009

Generic Princess!


I'll do a proper, heartfelt update later in the week. Here is a picture of Generic Princess. She's what I imagine princesses would be like in fairytales - totally self-absorbed and with massive expectations. Here, for example, she only loves a nice man after he's gone out of his way to chop some dangerous monster to pieces. What a bitch...

Still, if I was a princess then I would probably expect people to cut up monsters for me.

As it is, I'm impressed if someone can remember my name.


Thursday, 10 December 2009


I have had a brilliant day! Instead of waking up at 6AM, I didn't get out of bed until 7:30AM!!! Then I went to the gym and started work on the script for the new comic. It's a tricky bitch to write - but I don't want to say why. Fingers crossed it turns out well... Then I wrote a poem for another mini comic. I didn't get to see a friend for lunch which was sad but I did get to see another friend and do some Christmas shopping. THEN WE ATE BURGERS!!! Now I'm at home and listening to songs from my teenage years. This includes, but isn't limited to:

  • Shackles (Praise You) by Mary Mary
  • Little Bit of Lovin' by Kele Le Roc
  • Misfit by Amy Studt
  • Are You Jimmy Ray? - Jimmy Ray

I am totally cool.

Sunday, 6 December 2009

Christmas Cards 2009: UPDATE

LOOK! The Christmas Cards turned out pretty cute! They were officially my first attempt at Gocco Printing and I will totally try it again! It's a little confusing if you've never done anything like it before but I'm happy with the end result...

Trying to clean the screens afterwards is a bitch though.

Now I just need to work out who to send them too.

The Jonas Brothers!

Next up in my attempt to draw real people that look like real people - The Jonas Brothers! I don't know their names but I remember hearing their version of Poor Unfortunate Souls and feeling ill.

They're a big deal with lots of people and I'm pretty sure they all wear Promise Rings and what not. Whenever I hear people talking about rings, I pretty much always start thinking of Lord of the Rings - hence this picture.

I don't really know what else to say about the Jonas Brothers (JoBro?) except I hope they are nice to all their fans...

Susan Boyle!

Hello! I tried drawing real people that look like real people...mainly to celebrate posting my 150th blog post but also because I fancied it.

Here is Susan Boyle. I don't really like it as a drawing except for the composition which is a bit nice.

I don't really know what to make of SuBo. Her first album sold all sorts of massive numbers but you can't help but worry about her...

UPDATE: The drawing can't be very good because my Dad didn't know who it was meant to be. He didn't even comment on the lovely composition. Sadface.

Christmas Cards 2009

Check. It. Out. I'm totally going to try and screen print my Christmas cards this year! I've had a Gocco for a while now but I've been too scared/busy to give it a go. BUT NO MORE! I am going to try really hard to master it...and I will do this tomorrow. Here is the design I'll be trying it out on. I think it's pretty cute - although I need to work out a better colour scheme.

Christmas starts tomorrow, eh?

BONUS THOUGHT: If it gets a decent reaction then maybe I'll start selling it as a print or something?

Saturday, 5 December 2009


I made this for Howard's Christmas Advent Calender! You can't hate it too much since the first attempt at drawing a badger was so bad my eyes ate themselves...

EDIT: This is totally my 150th post on this blog! IN YOUR FACE!!!!

Thursday, 3 December 2009

Pukey puke puke!

I AM SO SLEEPY! I am totally going to bed. Right now. Nothing much happened today anyways...I'm going to another Panto tomorrow and today's social event was going to a quiz and talking to people about work. I tried hard but it was a little awkward. I bumped into some friends though so that was nice. Except one of them kept teasing me about the size of my bum...which was a bit upsetting. Ho hum.


Wednesday, 2 December 2009

Bad Date #3

My week of being social has been going well and weirdly. Went to Panto on Monday and watched an amazing rendition of Single Ladies. Tuesday was burger/milkshake with someone I used to work with who is great. Tonight was meant to be a night off before a gig tomorrow but I GOT IT WRONG and the gig was tonight and I missed it.

However! Thanks to YouTube, we can still pretend we went to the gig:

In other news - a pervert stole a pair of my underpants. I spent the afternoon walking aroud town to sort out my head. I went to the National Portrait Gallery and the National Gallery. I saw a super grim cast of a head made from blood. It made my stomach feel sick but my brain was trying to work out the logistics behind making something like that...

ANYWAYS! Here is another comic from the Bad Date series.

Monday, 30 November 2009

My Drawings - ON SPOTIFY!!!

Well, THIS IS AMAZING!!! I totally did the cover drawing for the new Piney Gir single and now it's on Spotify! The song is amazing! The remixes are amazing! The drawings are cute! You should buy this and send me nice emails.

PERSONAL NOTE: I went to a pantotime. I need to start drawing Widow Twanky types. Hello belly laughs!

Sunday, 29 November 2009


I can't believe I forgot to post this picture and now it's too late because they got kicked out of the stupid X-Factor last week! I AM RUBBISH! So are they though...

So yeah. At the height of Jedwardmania, I drew this because I thought it was funny. Look at them - they look so stupid but they take themselves so seriously and their mentor (Louis Walsh) thinks he's some sort of genius - completely not realising that the public only like Jedward out of confused awe - NOT because of their non-existant talent or because of Louis' obviously amazing talent.

They made my brain hurt and they were awful and Louis Walsh is a moron...but The X-Factor is a lamer show without them.

NOTE: I particularly liked the bits where Louis said "I'm giving Jedward their hardest song EVER this week." Harder than what? The theme from Ghostbusters? Goodness me, how will they cope?

Dinosaur + Toast

So, here is another attempt at making a cute and funny comic where nothing bad happens. Good work me!

On the other hand, I didn't have the guts to ask whether I sounded like a twat or not. BUT! I have continued trying to be sociable. On Friday, I went to a birthday party! Today I went to lunch (pancaaaaaaakes!) with a friend and someone who was nice. Plus - I've made sociable plans for next week too! I'm going to the theatre and to a gig and maybe even to a party! Obviously it will all go wrong and the jocks will cover me in pigs' blood...but that's not too bad, eh?


On Friday morning at 4am, someone rang my phone. This has NEVER happened to me before and by the time I located my phone, it had stopped ringing. I was worried - what if it was an emergency? I texted the caller to see if they were okay...and they said everything was fine. PHEW!

Still, I emailed her first thing when I booted up the computer just to double check. Not only did she not remember calling me but by the sounds of it, she had the BEST NIGHT EVER! It sounded so amazing that I made this comic to document it - except I might have added in all the vomiting because I thought it was funny. And I don't even think she made it to the pole - I think she got chucked out first.

AMAZING! I want more emails from people telling me about their crazy nights! Better yet, I might start going out instead! What a terrifying prospect...

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

Burping Dinosaur

AMAZING NEWS! Someone totally read my comics! Can you believe it?! A REAL PERSON! READING MY COMICS! WITH THEIR EYES! Yessssssssssssssssssss.

However! They seemed quite taken aback by how hopeless they all are and I felt bad for making someone (who is probably awesome) do a sad face. But it's ok! I made a comic where nothing bad happens. Phew.

UPDATE: I forgot to say! I am having a weird time of most things at the moment but I am totally trying to be sociable. Tonight I totally spoke to someone with real words and not just on the Internet and we went for a drink. Good work me. I might have sounded like a twat but I can totally work on that...right? Oh dear, I hope I didn't sound like a twat. Hmmm. Should I ask them whether I sounded like a twat? I will sleep on it before making a decision.

Monday, 23 November 2009

Jessica Fletcher Week: The End...For Now?

So....that's it, eh? Jessica Fletcher Week can't really continue since it's been a week since it started. That's not to say that I'll never draw her again and if you want to draw her and send it in then PLEASE DO... but I should probably get back to drawing dinosaurs and stuff.

Thanks to everyone (anyone?) that's stuck with it for the week. I hope you enjoyed it as much as I did.

A massive thanks to everyone who has submitted a drawing. It's been really interesting and exciting seeing what people have come up with. Keep in touch, y'hear!

An extra thanks to Shaun who I need to buy a cake for.

So...yeah? I guess that's it.


Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Rubén!

Remember Juan? He was the first peron to send in a Jessica Fletcher for Jessica Fletcher Week. Well - what with there being a Circle of Life or something, Juan's pal Rubén (who I don't know) has kindly sent in this stonking drawing.

I know what you're thinking: "Is that Jessica Fletcher making sexy eyes at me?"

The answer is yes - you're totally in there. I predict third base!

Since I don't know Rubén, I can't tell you a funny story about how we met or anything about that time he threw up on my shoes... but I CAN tell you that he has a blog and a proper portfolio. They might be in Spanish but it's about time you learnt another language.

Thanks Rubén! I'll be nice to Juan as your prize!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Hannah!

Some people are lucky enough to be born with talent. There are those who can sing. There are those who can put an outfit together well. There are even those who have the ability to string together insults beautiful. Hannah - the drawer of the above Jessica Fletcher - is so lucky that she was born with ALL THREE of these talents. She can sing. She can wear fancy clothes and not look like a douchebag. She can even use some form of alchemy to come up with upsetting insults like "Fannyface," in the blink of an eye.

So yeah. Hannah totally sent this in through the post. We used to work together but now we don't but I will see her soon for lunch.

Thanks Hannah! Seriously. Lunch?

Sunday, 22 November 2009

Jessica Fletcher Week: Roll Credits

One of my favourite things about Murder She Wrote is the way each episode ends - with someone saying a little funny and everyong, Jessica included, all laughing until someone presses the FREEZEFRAME button and the credits roll. So, what better way to start saying a fond farewell to Jessica Fletcher Week than with a comic about these moments?

UPDATE: Someone has already made a mini compilation of these end bits on YouTube. I love the Internet!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Poem By Amber!

So, this may or may not be the last sent in Fletcher - and it's a bit of a change of tone.

For a start, it's a poem. Yes - A POEM! Secondly, it's a poem about Angela Lansbury rather than Jessica Fletcher...but that is officially okay since it's brilliant and the last half is pretty much dedicated to Jessica Fletcher.

FUN FACT: Amber and I used to work together and now we don't but I still think she's swell.

My life with Angela:

As a child

In Bedknobs and Broomsticks she rode
Cross the seas on a four-post transport mode
I learnt the word 'Hexen'
A helluva lesson
Good old Ange down on Portabello Road

As a teen

She appeared in my life in two guises:
Singing teapot and doyenne of exercises.
Wrapped in a towel
Helping Nans shake off jowls
And bringing tears to my eyes with reprises.

As an adult

Just when I thought I'd got the measure of Lansbury
She fulfilled all my dreams and my fantasies
A lady detective!
A writer! Great dress sense!
The role model women all aspire to be.

As Jessica Fletcher she rose
to high heights with daytime mystery prose
I'm glad I'm not related
Her bloodline is ill fated
but it means story-lines happen in droves

At a visit from writer J.B. Fletcher
Amos Tupp and Dr. Seth become lechers
To all miscreants, psychopaths,
Wrong-doers, Manslayers...
In Cabot Cove dear old Fletcher'll getcha!

Thanks Amber! I will pay you back with a cake!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Richard!

At the UK Web and Comix Thing last year I met someone called Richard. He had a beard and gave me money in exchange for comics. How exciting! However, Richard then laughed (via a comic of all things) at the lack of depth perception in my comics and I cried and then I never saw him again.


Thanks Richard!

Jessica Fletcher Week: The List

I was saving this one for tomorrow but I'm sleepy and might as well post it now.

Lots of people think that Jessica Fletcher commits all the murders herself. I wouldn't like to comment on such matters...but I'd hate to be the person to rumble her if that is the case.

Also! Check this out:

Jessica Fletcher Week: Magnum PI!

There's a double-bill spectacular where Magnum PI and Jessica Fletcher totally team up to solve crimes and get a little flirty.

There is NOT a double-bill spectacular where Stalin and Jessica Fletcher totally team up to solve crimes and get a little flirty.

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Anna!

Watch out Murders! Jessica Fletcher is totally going to solve you with her Magnifying Glass of Miracles and her Sleuthing Coat (with matching hat). You cannot escape unsolved! Jessica Fletcher has her eagle eyes trained on you!

These are the thoughts that run through my mind after looking at this amazing Jessica Fletcher sent in by the lovely Anna. Anna and I met in the same shop where I met Dick Hogg. Like Dick, Anna GETS PAID REAL MONEY by REAL PEOPLE to make REAL THINGS! Plus, like Dick, she's 100% nice.

Thanks Anna! I will take you to a museum to say thanks!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Jonathan

Sorry for the late update but it turned out that today was Saturday and I tried to spend a little time away from Mister Computer. I hope you won't be too angry. I have some amazing Jessica Fletcher drawings to upload if that helps? I mean, it *is* Jessica Fletcher Week after all...

This sinister Jessica Fletcher has been sent in by Jonathan who runs a blog called I Suck At Drawing. WHAT A LIAR! You can't send in a Jessica Fletcher of such brilliance and then be all "boo hoo - I can't draw. Please pity me." Pfffft.

Jonathan gets bonus points for including the Sleuthing Coat!

Thanks Jonathan! I will get you Pop Tarts as a reward!

Saturday, 21 November 2009

Jessica Fletcher Week: A New Mystery!

Wow! I've just uploaded a fair few Jessica Fletchers for Jessica Fletcher Week. One of them even had a boob out! Goodness! All the excitment has knackered me out.


Jessica Fletcher Week: A Montage By Eli

"Yes, that's right. Eat them up, sexy. If you want more, I'll get them."

Oh Eli. I get the impression that you're not really a big Jessica Fletcher fan, eh? Either that or you're a bit of a feeder who totally gets off on watching ladies eat large quantities of food...

I don't know much about Eli. And by 'I don't know much about Eli,' I actually mean 'I don't know anything about Eli.' Regardless, I'm pleased he took the time to construct the above Jessica Fletcher and even composed a quote for it.

Thanks Eli! You are great! Probably!

Friday, 20 November 2009

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Theo!



Jessica Fletcher! You brazen hussy! We all love you and your uncanny ability to solve/commit all sorts of murders but really! No one needs to see your boob!

This awe-inspiring Jessica Fletcher was sent in by a man called Theo. I only met Theo on Wednesday (it's Friday today!) and I spent most of that meeting talking about my love of computer games and generally making a tit of myself. Clearly I made such an impression that Theo thought used this as his inspiration for a slightly spooky Jessica Fletcher...with a nork on display.

I'm sorry if you have nightmares after seeing this (don't look her in the eyes!) but I'm not sorry that Theo made this because it's pretty amazing.

Thanks Theo! I will pay you back with comics and the like!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Shey!

I know that many people think of Jessica Fletcher sittng behind her typewriter whilst solving crimes...but not Shey! Oh no - Shey sees Ms Fletcher as a tea-chugging sexpot with an eye for crime and another eye for a well-planned outfit.

I don't actually know Shey outside of an email context but that doesn't matter when the end result is a Jessica Fletcher this great!

Thanks Shey! Keep up the good work!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Eileen!

Another  awesome Fletcher winging its way to me from a lovely work person. In this case, we have Eileen's popculture mash-up of Jessica Fletcher hosting Crimewatch!

Eileen is totally onto something - Jessica Fletcher would be a brilliant host for any crime-related television show. I mean, if it was live then you could tune in for 45 minutes and see her be told about crimes (especially murders) which she would then solve. LIVE! ON TELEVISION! WITH JESSICA FLETCHER!

Hello my new favourite television show!

Thanks Eileen! I will read you a poem over the phone as your prize.

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Mike!

The flowing locks. The sultry eyes. The pouty pout. Why yes, it could only be Jessica Fletcher! This Warhol-inspired Jessica Fletcher was sent in by Mike. I know! Mike sent me a Jessica Fletcher!

This is a big deal for me because Mike and I used to work together and then we didn't and then his leg exploded and I worry about him and then he SENT ME A JESSICA FLETCHER! Hooray!

Thanks Mike! I'll be seeing you soon to return the favour.

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Carly!

Bugger me! Today has been a crazy day in Jessica Fletcher Week. I have been pestering lots of people at work so I've got all sorts of drawings to post. Also - someone even wrote a poem!

First up - here we have a Jessica Fletcher made by Carly. Carly and I work together and I think we make a pretty awesome team. The only downside is that she got confused and gave Jessica Fletcher a broom because Angela Lansbury was in Bedknobs or Broomsticks... It's an easy mistake to make but it's still a mistake.

Thanks Carly! I will get you some apple juice as a prize!

Thursday, 19 November 2009

Jessica Fletcher Week: Underwear

I'm pretty sure that I once watched a great episode of Murder She Wrote where some young studmuffin was totally working his way through the loose ladies of Cabot Cove. And obviously he totally tried his manly charm on Cabot Cove's sleuthing siren - Ms. Jessica Fletcher.

I mean, you would - wouldn't you?

So, he's massaging her back and shoulders after a hard day at the typewriter and Jessica is about to give into her Mills and Boon-fuelled desires BUT THE DOORBELL RINGS! Phew - a narrow escape! She can totally get back to solving crimes now.

I don't know how the episode ended (or even if I just imagined the whole thing) BUT you totally know that if Jessica Fletcher heard of a man breaking into a house, she'd so try it on with him. Hence the above comic.

Happy Jessica Fletcher Week everyone!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Geoff!

You know how there are some things that are just universally regarded as being brilliant? Well - this drawing combines two of them - in this case it's Jessica Fletcher and Optimus Prime the Transformer. If it has also involved a unicorn then it would have been put in a time capsule so future generations could marvel at it...

Everyone loved Transformers - even me. My favourites were the Dinobots and the evil ones that transformed into construction thingys. Oh and Soundwave too with his evil cassettes. "Watch out guys - that cassette is totally gonna get you!"

I did often worry though. Technology advances terribly quickly, right? Today's Wii is tomorrow's Spectrum ZX or whatever. So, what happens to the really early Transformers - the ones that transform into really obsolete things like a Ford Model T or that phone from The Matrix with the flip down panel? Do they just go back home or retire or something? You can't really be an undercover robot when what you turn into Pager. FAIL. Although it never bothered Soundwave and his cassette army did it?

ANYWAYS! This Jessica Fletcher was sent in by Geoff - the best animator ever.

Thanks Geoff! I'll pay you back someday!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Marc!

Sometimes it feels like my entire life is covered in Post-It Notes. Stupid little moaning notes reminding me of all the stupid little things I've forgotten to do. Screw you! If I haven't remembered to do it then it can't have been worth remembering.


HOWEVER! This Post-It Note is given a free pass into Awesome Town and just by looking at it you can tell why. Yes - that's right: my pal Marc has drawn Jessica Fletcher on it! This mere act of drawing has transformed the Post-It from a stupid little bitch into a true object of beauty.

Thank you Marc! I'd buy you a cake...but I bought you lunch today so we're even.

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Ben!

So today I was sitting at my desk and totally not crying when someone says I have post/mail! I rarely get post/mail that isn't from Amazon. How depressing. So yes - I was pretty excited. I was even more excited when it turned out to be a Jessica Fletcher for Jessica Fletcher Week by Ben! More importantly, it is the first ever Jessica Fletcher sent in my mail!!! Eeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeeee!

Ben and I used to work together and he's great - except I can never forgive him for telling me that I looked like the dad from the Munsters. Ben and I don't work together any more so I'm rather touched that he took the time to draw a Jessica Fletcher. I suspect that Ben totally has the hots for Jessica Fletcher because she is a total babe and he totally wants to get to third base with her.

Thanks Ben! I'll buy you a sandwich soon (if you're around and not too busy making out with Jessica Fletcher)

Wednesday, 18 November 2009

Jessica Fletcher Week: Cousin Emma Visits!

Some of my favourite episodes of Murder She Wrote are the ones that feature Emma McGill - Jessica's British cousin who is a West End singer... She is also clearly Angela Lansbury in a wig and with slightly slutty make up. Oh - and instead of a sleuthing coat, she wears fur coats and sings songs and the like.

Sadly, the only YouTube clip I can find of Cousin Emma is of poor quality. Still, she's totally singing "How D'ya Like To Spoon With Me," so that makes up for something.

This song, in case you didn't know, is a song that Angela Lansbury sang in Till The Clouds Roll By in 1946!!! It's an in-joke! And now my brain hurts! Eeeeeeeeeeeee

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing By Bryony!

Look! It's a drawing of Jessica Fletcher! And it's Jessica Fletcher Week! I love it when things like this work out...

This awesome Jessica Fletcher is by Bryony. My stall at the MCM Expo was behind Bryony's and Lizz's and we had a chat - I think being surrounded by so many cosplayers bought us closer together. Plus I had Iced Gems and juice boxes! They make everyone friends.

So, it turns out that Bryony makes a all sorts of stuff - little fruit toys, super cute postcards, zines. You name it.  Obviously all the stuff she made is now eclipsed by this drawing of Jessica Fletcher. Nothing beats her! Especially not murder!

Thanks Bryony! I will buy you a cake one day!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Montage By Dani!

Hello Hello! It is another lovely day of Jessica Fletcher Week! I hope you're all as excited as I am...

So, here is a Jessica Fletcher lovingly constructed by the marvel known as Dani Lurie. I follow Dani on Twitter and she follows me. Between the two of us, we've totally got Twitter sussed.

In Dani's mind, Jessica Fletcher is an avid blogger - swapping the typwriter for a pearl pink laptop. She's could be writing about crime and the like... but let's be honest, she's totally writing about boys and unicorns. You can't fool us Jessica Fletcher!!!

Thanks Dani! I owe you a prize!

Tuesday, 17 November 2009

Jessica Fletcher Week: The Case of the Missing Pies

Wow. I've just uploaded a bunch of Jessica Fletchers that real people sent in and they are all amazing! I didn't expect anyone to actually do one so I'm pretty much over the moon.

Massive thanks to everyone that has sent in a Jessica Fletcher thus far. I'm really enjoying Jessica Fletcher Week...

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Fletcher by The Juzzard!

Last year I went to the UK Web and Comix Thing and I met a girl on the way and she turned out to be called Philippa and she also turned out to be the person that makes My Cardboard Life - one of the cutest webcomics ever. Also, the Juzzard has got to be one of the coolest pen names ever.

I really like Jessica Fletcher's hair in this strip. Plus, she's wearing her sleuthing coat - an important tool that is required whenever a murder has to be solved. Who needs a magnifying glass or a typewriter when one has a sleuthing coat?

Thanks Philippa! You totally win a prize!

Jessica Fletcher Week: A Drawing by David O'Connell!

Come on now, anyone with half a brain who has watched an episode of Murder, She Wrote will have toyed with the idea that Ms. Fletcher is clearly the most successful serial killer in television history...right?

How else can you explain so many murders happening around one weirdly ageless lady?

Regardless, the amazing David O'Connell sent in this Jessica Fletcher! Look at her type - knowing that she's getting away with actual murder. The fiend!

Among being just stupidly talented, David is responsible for both Tozo and this beautiful piece which was for an Observer competition. I don't know how he finds the time.

Thanks David! I totally owe you!