Saturday 1 April 2017

Hopeless, Maine, Bookshop Events, Radio and Lighthouse Keepers

This week I was a guest on the Hopeless, Vendetta, a blog off-shoot of Tom and Nimue Brown’s Gothic manga extravaganza, Hopeless, Maine, recently published by Sloth Comics.
Here is the cartoon I drew for it, featuring (as usual) two lost souls going nowhere.

Thanks to all who came to the book launch for TheLife and Times of Algernon Swift at the Arnolfini Bookshop on 16th April.  Here is a picture of me signing books among cards and artists.

Photo by Ferdie Keeling

The day after, I went on BBC Radio Bristol and talked with Richard Lewis about all things pun-related and what I was doing when I was a one-year-old. Here’s a link on BBC iPlayer (available until 15th April). The interview starts 1 hour 35 minutes in.
The next Algernon Swift  event is in Bristol this Friday (7th April) at Waterstones in the Galleries.  It’s a free event and starts at 7pm. Here is a link with some more information.

As well as me reading excerpts from the book (and describing the drawings) this will feature poetry from two of my favourite poets, Angie Belcher and Melanie Branton, and old fashioned song and dance (with a topical slant) from the excellent  John Mead (who I recently encountered at the Lansdown Cabaret in Bristol).  There may also be some mystery guests, plus an Open Mic’, so it promises to be a very entertaining evening.

And lastly, here is a podcast of me chewing the fat with Jo Leahy, Jonny Fluffypunk and Jessie James, talking about lighthouse-keepers and their problems mostly, as part of the new Resound Festival starting in Stroud this April. There is a host of excellent podcasts already gathering on their homepage here.

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