Lemons Roses Happiness – A Poetryzine

Fully illustrated handmade booklet of poems from the #onepoundpoem project. Includes classics such as: “Lemons”, “Roses”, and “Happiness”. These poems were originally typed on a 1936 Remington Portable and prompted by passersby willing to part with a good pound from their purse. They have been reproduced here with similarly spontaneous… Read More >>

The Gherkin & Sardine – A Poetryzine

Illustrated booklet of poems from a series of spontaneous poetry happenings. 100% hand-drawn and hand-made. Includes classics such as: “The Avocado”, “Melons”, and “Baked Beans”. These poems were originally typed spontaneously on a 1936 Remington Portable, based on topics from any passersby willing to part with a good pound. They… Read More >>

Podcast: On the Way to CECAF 2015

I popped up on the Andrew Watton-Davies (aka Raggedyman)’s “On the Way to CECAF 2015” podcast. I have to admire people who carry around recording gear and get people to talk into it. I’d love to do a podcast someday, despite the fact that I can never quite get used… Read More >>

Tiny Pencil IV on Broken Frontier

Lovely review of Tiny Pencil IV on Broken Frontier by Andy Oliver (the secret/not-so-secret weapon of UK comics). “This is by far the strongest issue of the series yet in terms of pure comics though, with a pleasing assortment of established creators and up-and-coming artists. In its two-year life, Tiny Pencil… Read More >>

A Guide to Libraries (China, 1918)

My great-grandfather Gù Shí (顧實) was a Chinese professor, paleographer, academic, and historian. He was also a great lover of schools, books, and libraries. In 1918, he wrote and published “A Guide to Libraries”. China was in uncertain times then. The Qing Dynasty had fallen and the new Republic just established in 1912. The… Read More >>