Half the year’s gone. The older I get, the faster they go. Here’s a cartoon I thought I’d do for the American Orchid Society (daughter likes growing them). If they’re keen, I’ll do one every month. Something a little different from electronics and beer brewing!
So, 2016 didn’t turn out that flash. Separation, earthquakes, Brexit, Trump, and movie and music stars falling like, er, falling stars. 2017 promises to be better, right? And what better way to start it, than with brew #31, a hoppy, summery APA that says “Re-boot”. Actually, it doesn’t say that, because beer that talked would be ridiculous, although interesting. Cheers to 2017. How about some good news, aye Don?
Here’s the final fish in the set of 100 – the New Dawn fish (Dawnus novae (var. Re-boot)). What’s happened has happened. That was that. It was what it was. Moving on. Drawn a line under it. Time to re-boot, re-start, etc. You get the message 🙂
Anyway, this is the last fish in the set. You can get it on T-shirts and drinkware here. Keep an eye out for a post in the next few days – the whole 100 fish will be available on a big A2, colour, high-quality, very high resolution poster so all fish can be seen in great detail!
The penultimate (that’s such a great word) in the series of 100 fish- #99, the Everything Fish (Pisces omnicombinerata). This fish has nearly everything in it, barring a kitchen sink and Donald Trump. Available on T-shirts and drinkware right here!
A completely girly fish designed for my daughter (the bows were her suggestion, I think). This is fish #98 in the series of 100, scientific name of Rainbowsa magicalunicornus. You can get it on T-shirts and drinkware right here.
Presenting fish #59 in the series of 100 fish, “Fishnet stocking” (scientific name: Finepinsan stiletto).
Sporting a very serious stiletto, take note. Available on T-shirts and drinkware right here.
Just finished the 100th fish in the set of 100 fish, “New Dawning”. Busy now putting them all together in the form of a high resolution A2 poster, and over the next few days I’ll add T-shirts and drinkware to Cafepress for these two:
#79 – Amore-nomore due incommunicado (CafePress link to T-shirts etc: here)
#47 – Tropicalis gettawaii (CafePress link to T-shirts etc: here)
Spread the word!
When your wife of 16 years decides the marriage has run its course, there are many things one could do. Throw plates at a wall, cry, plant daffodil bulbs. I’m choosing to draw imaginary fish, 100 of them. I’ve done about 40 so far, here’s #38.
When I’ve done all of them, I’ll put them on a big poster.
And then maybe plant some bulbs.
Brew number 30 is complete, and sitting in my beer room – whose location is known only by me and the three mice that live under the bench, oh yes – I know you’re there. It’s a reddish beer. I haven’t tried it yet, but it’s going to be good I bet – especially with a few friends standing around the charcoal BBQ, picking bits of salted / peppered eye fillet steak off the grill. Mmm hmm.
It’s named ‘Camera obscura’ (Google it up!) as it takes elements from the outside world, turns them on their head, and re-creates a bit of that world inside the dark chamber that is the humble 500ml beer bottle. Wow. Maybe I should run in politics?
Thirty years (and a smidge) since the Jesus and Mary Chain put out Psychocandy, and it took me that long to see them live. Glad I did, at Auckland’s Powerstation! Gladder I was, that I took industrial strength ear-plugs to take the hurty bits, allowing only Jim’s dulcet tones and William’s pensive notes to enter my ears. My beer room (adorned with music posters) was lacking a memento of this wonderful evening in March, so with a few of my photos from the gig + a few beers + Photoshop @ the Sound of Speed… and here we are.
Maybe, just a little, inspired by finally getting to see the Jesus and Mary Chain play at the Powerstation, Auckland. It’s only taken me thirty years to get to see them. So, two crepescule and noisy (read: dark and hoppy) beers named after two of their many fine albums.
29A: Barbed wire kisses
29B: The sound of speed