I've working on a new website for my drawings and stuff which is why I've not posted anything in a couple of days. It's getting there and should be uploaded sometime this week.
A quick bit of linkage to one of my favourite sites of all time: InterestingIdeas.com.
It's a site about outsider/vernacular art, roadside curiosities and wonky non-artist made art. It's not particularly pretty or anything and I don't check it very often but I just dang love it. I found it a few years back just by typing "interesting ideas" into my address bar. I rate it so much that I'll probably pimp it in a bit more detail another time. Have a rummage around and you'll find something good.
Also, folks who know will probably notice it's where I got my favourite forum avatar from.
I've been reading Small Boy & Monkey for ages now and I think it deserves some props.
Small Boy & Monkey is one of only about three webcomics I like, what with webcomics being terrible and all. The comic gradually changes from neat little stories at the beginning to fairly complex affairs in the more recent stuff. The layouts and ideas are all really nice. I don't know much about the dude who writes it, but his name is Anthony Frattaroli and he posts on a forum I read. CLICK HERE for Small Boy & Monkey!
I've been reading Tamara Drewe by Posy Simmonds in the Review section of the Guardian every Saturday since it started. It's a gentle wee comic that's got a countryside drama / book club kinda feel.
The story is set around a writers retreat on an old farm and follows the intertwining stories of the temptress Tamara Drewe and the surrounding local characters. It's a great example of a comic made for a non comic-reading audience. A fair chunk is available HERE. It's got a whole Archers vibe is right up my street. The online version is a bit of a catch up but hopefully the full story will surface somewhere soon.
I know it's not Friday today silly! This is for a website called Illustration Friday which gives out a topic every week and you draw a corresponding picture. This week's topic was "Thanksgiving" and since we don't celebrate it here in Scotland I kinda made a wee scene instead. This one is a bit of a rush job because I'm pretty busy right now but I kinda like it. I'll try to do this every week.