Friday 26 February 2016

Madeleine Moments with the Logical Positivists

I hoped this would be the beginning of an ongoing series, but clearly this strip is going nowhere.
Don’t forget, if you are in the Stroud area, Miserable Malcolm is performing “Graveside Manner” at the Little Vic on Gloucester Street this Wednesday 2nd March. Tickets are £6 and there is more information here.

Friday 19 February 2016

In Bluebeard's Castle

This cartoon is rather heavily influenced by the comics of the Kate Beaton for whose work I am overwhelmed by enthusiasm at the moment. (If you haven’t seen her skewed perspectives on history and more, have a look at the wonderful Hark! A Vagrant.)
Unfortunately, it is also influenced by my own problematic attitude to putting the recycling out.
(Also, I’m not sure why Bluebeard thinks he has to kill her in this scenario. To be honest, I put it in because that’s the only character note I’ve got on him.)
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In other less uncertain news, Miserable Malcolm returns twice in the next few weeks.
First,  Malcolm reprises his role as “Miserable Malcolm in First World War Uniform” in First World War football truce extravaganza “Trenchcoats for Goalposts” at Kingshill House Arts Centre in Dursley on Saturday 27th February at 8pm. More information here.
Then Malcolm returns with his one man show “Graveside Manner” on March 2nd at the Little Vic on Gloucester Street, Stroud, at 7.30pm. Tickets are £6. This is part of the new Laugh Out Stroud Comedy Festival which also features Mitch Benn, Fanfare of Strumpets and Chris Head’s Stand Up Showcase. More information on Graveside Manner here and the Laugh Out Stroud festival here.

And, finally, here's a photo of Miserable Malcolm communing with Mavis's wind-up revolving musical ashtray at our Unlucky in Love night last Friday -- a moment that was moving in more ways than one. (Thanks to Simon Gunn for the photograph.)


Wednesday 3 February 2016

The Audacity!

 "Unlucky in Love" and "Graveside Manner"

Miserable Malcolm is hosting “Unlucky in Love,” a special pre-Valentine’s Night of Woe, with Uta Baldauf at Stroud Valleys Artspace on Friday 12th February.  There will be an Open Mic’ and you are invited to read your poems of heartbreak, true stories of romantic disaster and even excerpts from your teenage diaries if you so desire. The night is free (£1 membership) and starts at 8pm. (More information here.)

Miserable Malcolm’s one-man show “Graveside Manner” will be on in Stroud on the Wednesday 2nd March at The Little Vic on Gloucester Street as part of the inaugural Stroud Comedy Festival. Tickets are £6 and the show starts at 7.30pm.  (More information here in the Subscription Rooms programme.)