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Jonny Sonny and Cherlock, the grooviest pop couple on Baker Street, ready to promote their catchy new single “I’ve Got Clues, Babe”.
Anonymous asked: When you get round to redoing the classic and audio companions can you add in Oliver Harper, was so disappointed he only first appeared after you stopped doing the icons the last time round. Would love to see him now that you're resuming them.
Hello, anonymous person! Are you by chance Simon Guerrier in disguise? I only ask because, when you asked me this question, I was already midway through drawing Oliver, in response to an earlier request from Simon.
Anyway, to celebrate this neat coincidence, here’s a mini Oliver!
And here’s an icon version, in case you or anyone else wants one.
Interviewing John Finnemore
As some of you may know, there’s a Cabin Pressure convention called EuroAirDotCon happening this weekend in Milan. I’m not in attendance, but benlocked (on the left in the pic) kindly let me know that she just interviewed John Finnemore while wearing one of my Souvenir Programme shirts.
She also said “John loved your shirt! (As does everyone else at the convention!)" and I am now very chuffed indeed!
What’s more topical than Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch? Yes, it’s Otters Who Look Like Benedict Cumberbatch Doing The Ice Bucket Challenge!
Unfortunately, otters find it rather difficult to donate to the MND Association in the UK or the ALS Association in the US, but I’ve heard they make particularly cute squeaky noises of gratitude when human beings make a donation instead…
Project Mini-Who: Redraw The Companions continues apace, and just in time for the start of the new series, I’ve finished my set of new-school post-2005 companions and other comrades. Here they all are, along with their Doctors.
Because there are so many potential teams and pairings that can be made from all these mini-folk, I am happy to take requests via my ask-box for:
- icons/userpics - let me know which characters you’d like (up to three) and what size you want the icon to be (eg. 100 x 100 px for Livejournal, 400 x 400 px for Twitter profiles, etc.)
- shirts/postcards/stickers/phone cases featuring more than one character - please specify which combo you’d like to buy.
I can’t promise I’ll manage every request but I’ll certainly try my best.
My ask box is also the place if you’d like to enthusiastically argue that I really ought to draw Astrid Peth or Craig Owens or anyone else post-2005 that the Doctor has snogged. As for companions for the First Doctor through to the Eighth Doctor, please watch this swirly space vortex as patiently as you can…
i think something went wrong
The Ballad of the House of Leg
When Hogwarts was first founded
By the noble Founders Four,
They looked upon their houses
And they asked: “Do we need more?”
"For some are brave, and some are loyal,
As each one of us knows,
And some are cunning, some are smart,
But some are NONE of those!”
"What shall we do with pupils
Who just haven’t got a clue?
Who have no proud distinctive traits
And may well smell of poo?”
"Let’s found another house for them:
A Hogwarts bargain bin.
The entrance code is simple:
If they’ve got a leg, they’re in!”
The cryptofascist Founders
Gave themselves both praise and plaudit
They gave the school the House of Leg
Then basically ignored it.
Thus left alone, the House of Leg
Became a decent place
For aimless wandering, cups of tea
And staring into space
The dull and non-distinctive
Found a quiet place to land on
And in times of trouble, Hogwarts always
Has its Leg to stand on…
I’ve singled out this image not because it features two men dancing and holding hands (although it does), but because one of them has been painted in the impossible comic-book stance that eschergirls calls the boobs-and-butt pose, also known as the Brokeback pose. Yes, a MAN in the boobs-and-butt pose. And he’s not even Hawkeye!
Nevertheless, he’s surely only there to pad out the painting with extra pecs and posterior: the artist hasn’t even bothered to give him a face. Mind you, his dancing partner seems pretty happy about the bits of him that ARE on view. Perhaps he’s looking forward to seeing what other crazy positions his supernaturally bendy friend can get into later that evening?
Anyway, well done to Nicolas Poussin for his admirably egalitarian approach to 17th-century objectification. Rather less well done on the realistic life drawing skills, though…
GBBO | week 1 signature bake | swiss rolls
I’m delighted to see that Tumblr folk are already giffing the most important bits of Great British Bake Off, i.e. the shameless cake porn.
benlocked asked: I love your mini JFSP crew... will they be for sale as a shirt because I'd buy 3 :)
I’m delighted that you like the mini Souvenir Programme posse! I’ve now made them available to buy, for you and for anyone else who wants them.
I’m going to a recording of John Finnemore’s Souvenir Programme tonight, so in tribute, here are mini versions of the JFSP gang.
Praise from a spider. I drew this for mums-the-nerd but it’s going out to anyone who needs a bit of appreciation from a diminutive cartoon arachnid.
Eartha Kitt. Photographed by Gordon Parks. (1952)