As the new floor is laid in the hall, I’m consigned to the upstairs. I’ve imported some old drawings – inked scratchings, and some fine-line cartoons – which I disassemble and rebuild, finding myself lost in the making of some things new. And decorative, yes, for sure.
This first is reworked from ink pen on card, 1988. A postcard-magazine-feature stream of consciousness and one of the first appearances of invented places, Kissingwold and Noddingworld.
This second is its sister piece, a diary-snippet of he-said/she-said, and one of many small overtures to the Spanish Riding School recently visited. (Yes, there’s a little unfortunate, maybe, ink-rendering of the word ‘scent’…)
This third is a montage, meddled with, a medley: wallpapering my cartoon of Lizzie and Mr D’Arcy and Lemon Trees By The Sea – the latter being an early version of a blog (I think an early probe into Tumblr) or even my company’s name. It’s taken from a page in Andre Gide’s The Immoralist (Pseud’s Corner alert!), his perfect descriptions of lemons thereon. Here, they are newly coloured in. I like how they work with the couple.
And fourth and bringing up the rear, the odd-job revisiting of one in a series of workplace cartoons I made in something like 2009. Kinda speaks for itself. I like to think its spirit will appeal to the work-force behind the inspiring blogness of WTF Elsewhere, though I know it could be swearier. I somehow made this reworking like a cover – standing even as a cover for these unknown illustrations.
I am still in the mind of my last post, and know that these pictures, which I like no matter my not knowing, must not have their resting place here.