Man with scythe

# Man with scythe
Maybe late 50’s, early 60’s, after we had moved to the Queens Ave house, I would walk along Queens Ave to Queens Place and down that small lane to Lorne Avenue School\. The dirt lane off English Street was more fun, but the bully thugs hung out there\. Still, I got to bark at the dogs living down Queens Place\.
One morning on the lawn of the cottage opposite Queens Place a man swung a scythe over the overgrown lawn\. The grass was well overgrown\. A mower wasn’t going to cut it\.
From the glimpse of my memory, he wore a fedora, and dark suit jacket coat\. Maybe the pants were blue jeans\. It wasn’t a full suit, but a dark jacket, white shirt and fedora\.
I watched him swing the scythe a few times, decided he wasn’t Death come for me, and walked down the lane to school\.

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She makes children of us all’: Guardian writers pick their favourite Kate Bush lyrics

Could be in a dream

Our clothes are on the beach

These prints of our feet

Lead right up to the sea

No one, no one is here

No one, no one is here

We stand in the Atlantic

We become panoramic

And

Who knows who wrote that song of Summer

That blackbirds sing at dusk?

This is a song of colour

Where sands sing in crimson, red and rust

Then climb into bed and turn to dust

https://www.theguardian.com/music/2018/sep/12/guardian-writers-favourite-kate-bush-lyrics-book

Sometimes events just get away from you

One of the delights, and one of the devils are the same thing: the rapidity of electronic media. It allows immediate responses and demands immediate postings. And even the start of this image is buried beneath how easy it was to dive in, refine, refinish and cover up everything from the beginning scribbles.

The first finish is on the left. I knew what I was drawing so didn’t really see how it wasn’t clear until posted and blogged, and then in the wait, it was obvious what wasn’t obvious, and what was obscuring what needed to be seen. It is also shamefully easy to fix.

Here our provincial premier overreacts to a problem – of his own causing, called by the courts as overreach. The only way out? Nuclear escalation.

Here is a rational explanation

On a roll. Five cartoons this week already and it’s only Tuesday.

On the throne

Go investigate the Dems!

Sometimes you need to look up.

The answer might be there.

I wish I could be calm and quietly articulate about this betraying lying bastard.

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Outrage and anger comes first. Funny, maybe, comes later.

The Modern Fascist Uniform

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From left to right—well, ‘left’ only because the picture plane is flat…

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100 cats are free!

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What!??? Are you insane?

screen-shot-2012-09-06-at-9-54-24-amI have set free 100 cats worldwide. Not on sale, but free!

My ebook 100 cats on iTunes Bookstore is free worldwide. Except in America, Land of the Free™ where the .99 tariff continues, because the country is insane.

100 cats an animal art eBook with more than 100 cat drawings for your Mac iPad.

 

Having fun with brushes in Procreate.

A fairly restrained, maybe tentative use of a custom brush in Procreate. If you use the app, you can find that drip shape. Watercolour splotches are fun

An unrestrained use of that drippy chain brush

Working another brush where speed and light pressure produce big juicy blotches.

American Midwest road trip photos

https://photos.app.goo.gl/mv5FYNM46BRJyA4E9

Google AI seems to have done a pretty fair job on curating and editing these photos. I think I may have had a hand in some filters on iPad, but there is a consistent bright and saturated feel I think I didn’t have much to do with. Nice set of pics though.

What an unexpected surprise!

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I felt like it was more a bit of incoherent rambling. :-) But I would like to emphasize that LondOntLife is intended as an outlet for local editorial cartoons, by anybody, because Merle Tingley’s presence and inspiration can’t be thrown away.

Ontario politics….

New books

I’ve set up a Square store for online book sales. All books are a limited edition run of 20. $25.00 covers all shipping, handling and other annoying stuff.

Check out It’s a LondontLife #1, a collection of local-to-london–ontario-canada editorial cartoons, and the latest cat drawing book, At least 22 cats

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A monstrous season

Predictions for the summer to come.

These undirected wanderings of mind and hand sometimes work out.