I’ve had the greatest honour to draw pictures for Katie Haegele’s latest zine about Christmas. We didn’t quite get it together to print it before Christmas, but the stories are lovely and sad and I think they can be read at any time of the year.
Christmas, time to get your melancholy on.
I find that there’s a lot of controversy surrounding the right time to take down one’s Christmas tree, including the idea that there is a right time. I see people’s frizzled trees lying on the curb as late as February, which gives me the willies. I have inherited my mother’s fussy, snobbish belief that the only acceptable time to take down the tree is on the Epiphany, the 12th day of Christmas. I can’t believe I care about this, but I do.
Katie Haegele 2016
So I’m running a zine workshop at Chatswood Library this Sunday the 20th of November. Not sure if they’re under the illusion that I know what I’m doing.
They also seem concerned that there haven’t been many takers, and seem to think that I may be able to get people in. The don’t know how unpopular I am. Poor things.
It’s from 14 and up, so anyone can come really. If you’re bored and have nothing better to do, come and make fun of me.
Thanks to all who helped set up the exhibit on the front lawn of the gallery.
These are the four pictures that I’ll have for sale tomorrow night at Magic, Pixels Bubbles, featuring the Geek Pop Visionary Meri Amber.
I know Eurovision is on but you know if stay home and watch it you’ll only be upset.
It can only be great.
More info HERE
Number 21 now available from my ETSY shop
I’m hoping I pull my finger out and finish this Christmas Story about a tree really soon.
I’m putting the finishing touches to a long overdue project that I’ve been working on. It’s the story of Elizabeth JMW’s grandmother in World War II which is about making friends across enemy lines, essentially about how ordinary people get caught up in other peoples battles.
Elizabeth is about to release a new YA book. Find out about it and more on her web page HERE