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Bending spoons


I started out drawing this comic because there was a silly article in the Herald, about how children under 7 were more likely to be psychic because the bones in their head hadn’t solidified, and they were therefore more open to spirits. After 7, your skull closed over and you entered the age of reason. I wasn’t that reasonable after the age of 7, but thinking back, a lot of my obsessions were fueled by books that I got out of the school library. The College Street Normal Library had both the Uri Geller and the Olga Korbut book. I also remember reading a book about writers – Judy Blume’s Starring Sally J. Freedman as herself, and Louise Fitzhugh’s Harriet the Spy. I’ve always been impressionable.

Oh, and I’ve had a haircut. I was planning on drawing a comic about it, but I might not get round to it. Anyway, the woman with the flicky bob – that’s me.

3 Comments leave one →
  1. 01/06/2012 4:29 pm

    Uri’s a fraud? No chance of me cleaning Reu’s toys up by mind power alone then….

    But if you hold one end of a pencil and waggle your wrist the pencil bends, and there’s the break a wooden ruler with a piece of paper trick…

    Great way to share your hair news, too!

  2. Marie permalink
    01/06/2012 7:03 pm

    Apparently, Uri Geller was sued for being responsible for an unwanted pregnancy, having allegedly bent someone’s IUD when she and her boyfriend had sex in front of TV while he was on. Or maybe that’s a 70s myth.

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      01/06/2012 7:15 pm

      Oh, I love that myth! They didn’t talk about that in my Uri Geller book.

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