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I really don’t like this cold weather. Its really too cold to go out (unless I really have to) and inside my flat is not much better.

Its not exactly helped by the state of the house, but that problem is in the process of being sorted out. But in the meantime, there is no choice but to endure it.

My writing is coming along well though; that takes priority whatever the weather. The finished books will be well worth the effort. I will certainly be sending a few advance copies to faithful people who have been emailing me, but most people will have to wait until the official release date. We have already got several large outlets lined up, so you see, it is really ‘all go’!

That reminds me, I got an official acknowledgement from the British Library this morning for the comic book (which has 24 pages incidentally, not 12 as has been erroneously stated on an Amazon review), some two months after it was lodged. All the other University Libraries sent acknowledgement receipts within a week or two, but the BL is notoriously slow.
Still, its nice at least that all my books have been catalogued now.

Well, I did intend to open a beer not long before I started this, but the temperature seems to have dropped even more now so think I’ll give that a miss. Beer is just not enjoyable when its really cold. Might have a hot whiskey though. Simple to make really. Just whiskey, ginger wine heated and mixed with a slice of lemon and a little honey. And no, I haven’t got a cold – but I am COLD! Still ‘cold hands, warm heart’ as the old saying goes! (If you forget all the gossip, I am quite a soft person really!).

For the moment,


4 Responses

  1. hi David
    i loved the comic. my mates at work thought i’d gone mad until i showed it to them.
    most of them are into spiderman and stuff like that but they all had a read of bishop bonkers and had a good laugh especially ovr the tea pot cosy picture.
    the best strip was the one where bishop bonkers was talking through a glove puppet and calling it his loyal supporter.
    we’ve blown up the picture of u smoking a fag and have put it on one of the boards. next time wear a leather jacket or denim and a pair of shades for the extra cool look!!
    will u be making any more comics?
    if Lamont-Dwiggins has gone into hiding i’d be happy to bang out a few strips courtesy of stripgenerator! lol
    if u make anymore, how about u make them in black and white to save on expenses and give us punters more pages?
    also i saw that picture where the real bonkers is smiling and holding his hands together whiole princess di is floating overhead.
    his waggling eyebrows had me laughing out loud in the office so i set it as a screensaver.
    p.s BBFC, i’ve got ur banned vdo now.
    its being hosted in quite a few places it seems!

  2. Hi Craig again,
    Why is it that you always seem to come back in ‘spasms’! and ask me awkward questions!
    Thanks. Everyone seems to have loved the comic which I ‘saved’ from ‘Internet oblivion’. I thought it was just too good (and funny) to be allowed to ‘slip into obscurity’ – which is why I re-published it in paper form in the UK. To answer your point: the current colour one runs into 24 pages (including two full page colour pictures – anyone for a cup of tea?!), but the next one will have to be in black and white to save the expense, but we will be able to at least double the amount of pages. The first one is going very well. In fact the other books are really of priority, but everybody keeps asking when the next edition is due which is why I decided to ‘slot that in’ as well with the current work-load.
    Greatly honoured that you’ve put up the ‘me smoking a fag’ picture. Just where, may I ask?! Only because its considered very ‘anti-social’ to be seen smoking nowadays – and I do have my image to think about! Don’t mind if you have a lot of attractive young ladies working there as well though.
    I’d rather not mention people who may be ‘bonkers’ here! I’ll start being besieged by ‘nutcases’ who think I mean them! (Well, there’s certainly enough of those about).
    Seriously though, I have been invited to give another talk soon (in London) on the ‘origins of vampirism’. Will probably interest you as you said you liked the last one. Will let you know the details. Thanks for the drink last time by the way, and glad you liked the comic book.
    For now,

  3. Hi David,
    Yes, please count me in for your talk on ‘The Origins of Vampirism.’ I’d definitely be up for that.
    I must confess that I enjoyed a tipple of my own last night – just fancied it!

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