31 August 2008

Big Dogs in History #3: Elvis's big break

1956: In order to distract from his lascivious pelvic movements, the producers of the Steve Allen show dress Elvis in tails and partner him with a big dog for a performance of his hit "You Ain't Nothing But a Dig Dog."

Rehearsing thoughts

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25 August 2008

Crossing Over

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19 August 2008

Couch Maestro

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18 August 2008

What's it all about, then?

Last year, through a sequence of events both too unlikely and dull to recount here, I found myself drawing three one-page comic strips for Classical Music magazine's supplements detailing competitions, summer schools and festivals for 2008. It happened by accident, but all three ended up featuring the antics of the same character, a down on his luck musician whose chief characteristics were a dogged faith in his own abilities, a raging bitterness against the world, and in particular the wold of classical music, and an overwhelming and all consuming stupidity.

Having drawn these three strips, it seemed logical and entirely a splendid idea that this idiotic Everyman should continue his adventures in some kind of regular strip, possibly just some modest 3-panel affair tucked away in the back of a magazine where no-one would object to it, or even notice it. However, I'm still waiting for the publishers to call me back and agree what a brilliant idea this is and offer me a ton of money to do it. So their loss is the inter-web's gain, and this is intended to be a reasonably regular web comic (at least once a week, if I can maintain the enthusiasm), at least until that lucrative contract comes my way and I remove it all from here and flog it back to you in some exorbitant novelty book. Enjoy!

The Best Laid Plans

( originally published in Classical Music's Festivals supplement 2008)

Precarious Liaisons

(originally published in Classical Music's Summer Schools supplement 2008)

The Image Game

(originally published in Classical Music's Competitions supplement 2008)