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Vegetarian, part 1


This comic morphed into something entirely different from what I intended, so now it’s going to be a 2 or 3-parter, depending on what it decides to do with itself. Actually most of my comics have a life of their own. I really should move beyond first-draft phase, and then I’d have more control over them. Also I could add colour and line variation – aah, time, that’s what I need.

The book in question is Laurel’s Kitchen. It has the most beautiful woodblock illustrations in it. And here is an interview from Smash Hits 1985, about Morrissey’s vegetarianism.

14 Comments leave one →
  1. Trisha permalink
    15/06/2011 11:14 am

    Jeez – did they really make you play “cut the carrot” at parties, Sarah? Or was that just added for dramatic effect?

    That interview with Moz is hilarious – “I have a daily intake of yoghurt and bread.”

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      15/06/2011 11:18 am

      It was just once – a very *thoughtful* mother making the substitution – people try so hard, bless them. It’s unfortunate that they often get it wrong!
      It is a good article, eh, and Moz looks so young!

  2. Tim permalink
    15/06/2011 12:04 pm

    Ha ha ha, stalin. Anyway great stuff.

  3. Pauline permalink
    15/06/2011 1:07 pm

    In defence of ‘Sage’, I loved their lasagne and spiced apple slice…. (wistful)

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      15/06/2011 1:09 pm

      I liked Sage too, Pauline! I don’t know why I drew myself looking annoyed.

  4. helen permalink
    15/06/2011 1:14 pm

    There was that other vege wholemealy cafe, too, on George Street where they they would have a harp player in the window on Friday nights. (Can’t remember what it was called…)

    I love the picture of little you with your pockets bulging with sausages. 🙂

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      15/06/2011 1:25 pm

      Was it Omni? I remember their fantastic salads you could have.

  5. William permalink
    15/06/2011 6:50 pm


  6. 16/06/2011 12:22 pm

    Just discovered your wonderful work! Looking forward to more – I especially loved the vegetarian bit. You are now bookmarked you fit in just fine with all the other wonderful storytelling geniuses I read daily.

  7. melissa laing permalink
    16/06/2011 12:53 pm

    I still use Laurel for my bread (partly because I gave you the river cottage bead book, knew as it left my hands that I was being foolish)

  8. melissa laing permalink
    16/06/2011 12:54 pm

    next comic must include robyn’s vegetarian cooking night classes and the horrors of hunza pie, meatless mousaka and lasagna as a teenager

  9. Kirsten McDougall permalink
    16/06/2011 8:36 pm

    I’ve just discovered your stories, Sarah – they’re fab and make me laugh.. Looking forward to Part 3 of vegetarian adventures.

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      16/06/2011 10:47 pm

      Thanks, Kirsten – I saw you read at the AKL writers festival and I thought your story was fab too!

  10. William permalink
    16/06/2011 9:09 pm

    By the way, robyn now makes the best bread ever, perfectly cooked

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