An everyday story of leftwing folk

Monday, 31 January 2011

Bad Advice....

Instead of cracking on with the next episode, I've recently got distracted into a competition run by Mario Live whose little tutorials are teaching me how to use Manga Studio. So, to encourage him, and learn about using panels at the same time I did this little one-pager:

You can vote for me by hitting the Facebook like-button you'll find at that link.

Saturday, 22 January 2011

More historical artefacts

I've been riffling through some of my old stuff and I found this little collection of illustrations.

Richard Evans

Back in the late 80s and early 90s I worked at TSBs management college in Solihull. Our unit produced a couple of training programmes using 12" videodisks. I did these pictures to illustrate an article written by my then boss (Theresa Barnett) about how they were produced. It's available here if your organisation has access to Emerald.

Probably the most amusing thing for me is the old new technology in the pictures. These were the things that surrounded me in my office at the time - 5.25" floppy disks, the big TV/monitor, the VHS camcorders.

In fact I was so pleased to see these after all these years, that I've decided to re-draw the people so that I can use them in Policy Police. I'm sure Big Hair will be back by 2025. Maybe a fashion that's just going away again...

Thursday, 6 January 2011

Policy Police: Cutting a Dash 2: It's back!

First comic of 2011, and I've really enjoyed doing it. Getting to grips with Manga Studio and all. As I said in the previous post, this is a sequel to Cutting a Dash, from about 18 months ago.

I don't know what influenced me to revisit this one. I guess partly because I spent so many months with the consultants and senior managers building a dashboard. The pain lingers on.