Today's comic is a reworking of an old idea first drawn up in 2006 (pre-syndication) when Ollie was Eric and Nobby was the bearded Stormy Stan the Lifeboat Man. Not sure it was a particularly good joke then either.
Tuesday, May 25, 2010
Sunday, May 23, 2010
Don't laugh but I've created an Ollie and Quentin Facebook page. I know, I know. I'm a Facebook novice but am interested to see what can be done with it with regards to my comic strip. If you're a Facebook user and know what you're doing head over to the O&Q page and prod me or poke me or whatever it is you do to say hello.
Tuesday, May 18, 2010
We moved to our lovely house last november. It's part of a converted army barracks and I discovered today that it was used in the very first Carry On Movie "Carry On Sergeant" made in 1958. That's before I was born. I think that's hilariously fantastic!
If you watch this YouTube clip that's my house on the end in the opening shot. The parade ground has gone and it now has a pretty front garden. There's a door in the left hand window too.
I loved the idea that Ollie's hero was Steven Seagal but the name was too close to 'Seagull' and we thought it might be distracting. I spent ages thinking of a replacement but nothing worked nearly as well. Bruce Willis is an ok alternative but he's more likely to be Quentin's hero because they look so similar.
And that's true about acting like an idiot when you meet someone famous. I'm six and a half feet tall and once met a famous, but very short, actress and all I could say was "You're short aren't you?" Gaaaaaaah, still makes me cringe today.
Monday, May 17, 2010
I can't understand those kids walking about with their underpants on show. We always shout "I can see your underpants!" when we see them. A couple of weeks ago I saw one of these baggy-trousered teenagers emerge from a computer games store and sprint up the road. However, his trousers were so low he only got ten yards before they tripped him up and he went down face first into the sidewalk in the shape of an inverted 'V' leaving his now completely bare butt on show to the world. Honestly, you could have parked your bicycle there. Much hilarity from all us over 40's in the busy street.
Sunday, May 16, 2010
Saturday, May 15, 2010
Just spent three fab days in beautiful Lincoln, a city I've never been to. Full of lovely old buildings it has one of the most beautiful cathedrals in Europe and a Castle that houses one of the four copies of the Magna Carta (1215). This historic document influenced the development of common law and many constitutional documents, including the United States Constitution.
Now I'm back I've just inked and colored six daily comics in one day which is a record for me. Time for a beer.
Sunday, May 09, 2010
We moved house last November and I had to carry box after box after box up into our new attic. A few days later I noticed my elbow was quite sore and now, six months later, it still darn well hurts! Anyhoo, that's how I got this idea.
...and I STILL don't understand why the drop panel is dropped online!