184: Joy of Sound

Joy of Sound is a London-based project made up of volunteers and utilising the pesky emptiness of churches mid-week to provide community fun therapy. I hoped to do a comic based on their methods by first-hand observation last year. I couldn’t secure funding, but while I was thinking about it:
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JoS 1

It’s very worthwhile stuff William and his team are doing. If you’re in the London area, call in and play with them.

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I’m creating something new each day, and sharing something I create online. 

185: Pants of Lord of Rings

In March 1993, I was half the age I am now. Half the weight, with a guitar, making tarot cards, and giving readings. Of course, there were comics.


In which occult investigator and mucker John Constantine expects a dismal 40th birthday, but finds a surprise party.

Manly friendship, blootered magicians, a Swamp Thing marijuana plant, a perfect shot of sitcom. It’s a great comic.

By the start of his Year 40 apathy, US comics were getting laid low by the speculator boom and bust. The morning after saw both Constantine and US comics generally claw long back to a balanced life.

At the end of this year, I’ll be forty. I don’t know if I’ll be alone, with four friends, or with thirty-seven. In Northern/Ireland, England or Delhi. Probably broke. I’m going to have a not disappointing time. No one who doesn’t want to has to attend. I’ll be on the internet.

I’m going to create something new each day, and share something I create online. Today, a comic I drew in a webcam chat room, about some friends of mine and a weinermeister user-named ‘LordOfRings.

lord of rings