My Imaginary Lives

Zuiderlucht are now publishing chapters from my ‘graphic novel for the 21st century’ as the editor described it (phew!!) The idea is roughly this:

‘My imaginary lives’ traces RJ’s ‘life’, considering actual occurrences and how they might have had a cathartic effect on his journey through life ……. though most of them had no effect whatsoever on his ‘career’. (Oxford English Dictionary: career vb. To fall headlong out of control)

This fictional journey features a cast which includes the Archbishop of Canterbury, Joanna Lumley, Anaïs Nin and Arthur Schopenhauer, and wanders into worlds as diverse as blacksmithing, jazz, antique fountain pens and tattooing.

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There is indeed……

‘There is something very comfortable in having plenty of stationery.’

Charles Dickens

A shoe…..

I seem to have drawn lots of shoes, mainly Lesley’s as womens’ shoes are more varied: however these are (clearly) mine, and so comfortable they deserve at least 15 minutes of fame….

Beer……

At a time when I was not allowed any alcohol, I came across this quote

‘It was as natural as eating and to me as necessary and I wouldn’t have thought of eating a meal without drinking beer.’ —Ernest Hemingway

However today is the last day of my 30 days post op. . . . . . .

Hemingway also said: ‘Write drunk; edit sober’ . .

I should have had more ready to edit…..

multiple objects……

Danny Gregory, amongst many other ideas, suggests drawing lots of types of the same ‘thing’  I started in the previous post with spoons: here with glasses, which also alludes to  RJ’s Inverse Law of Cost: the life of a product is inversely proportional to its cost: the more you spend, the shorter the length of time they last…….

‘art with a capital F….’ Spike Millligan

‘As an artist, XXXXXX is interested in the implicit stories that images tell. It might not be a story in the linear sense, but an image can leave us to wonder at the importance of a particular scene, the relationship between characters, whose experience is being told and why. An image can take us into a story, and provide us with a means of experiencing it.’

Hmm . . . . . so every picture tells a story, then. I think Spike, got it right…….