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popeyeoliveoil001Lately I’ve been impossibly busy. I really don’t like being this busy – there’s no time for mooching around, creatively noodling, or hanging out with the kids without feeling stressed. I am worried that my mental cam belt might snap. Actually I’m worried that my car’s cam belt might snap too, but I’m too busy to organise to get it fixed.

But it’s been a creative busy. The panels above are for my latest Metro comic that’s due – I wanted to show you my silly joke about Madeleine (or more precisely my joke about nuns and olive oil).

In an old house in Paris that was covered with vines,
lived twelve little girls in two straight lines
They left the house, at half past nine…
The smallest one was Madeline.

Last week I also had the exhibition opening at St Paul St Gallery in Auckland — here’s a picture of somebody (I think it’s my friend Sheridan) reading my comic on the wall:


If you’re in Auckland you should check this out – it’s on until the 15th of April and there’s some wonderful German comics in the exhibit alongside the fine selection of New Zealand comics. There’s even a 3D comic sculpture.

My big task for this week is finishing off the 65 illustrations that are going to run between the chapters of my novel. I already did them last year but then I decided that I didn’t like them so now I’m doing them again. Of course I am perpetually dissatisfied with everything I do so I will probably want to redo them again once I’ve finished but the novel is going to be sent off to print in May so I will have to stop eventually!


Anyway, wish me luck! I am hoping to complete my work and then have a break and go back to doing some personal comics because I actually have time to do them! Although maybe I’ll be too busy getting my cam belt replaced and my hair cut and my children’s nails clipped and all those other things that I have been putting off.

8 Comments leave one →
  1. 04/03/2013 10:00 am

    Look forward to seeing the show Sarah. And I now that cam-belt feeling.
    So much busy-ness — thank heavens for my early morning walks on the beach.
    Love your analogy! PS Have had lots of lovely feedback on your header thanks

  2. Angelique permalink
    04/03/2013 10:03 am

    Sorry, how did I miss your show?

  3. Rachael King permalink
    04/03/2013 10:58 am

    Oh so exciting to see your great illustrations for your book! You know you’re just opening yourself up for more praise of the “multi-talented” variety don’t you? 😉

  4. Cass Hesom-Williams permalink
    04/03/2013 11:41 am

    Oh, those look beautiful, Sarah!

  5. 04/03/2013 12:36 pm

    Good luck! You’re awesome and I love you heaps. x H

  6. 05/03/2013 10:28 am

    Thanks for the peek of your lovely illustrations. Looking forward to reading your book when it’s finished.

  7. 05/03/2013 11:17 am

    Wow! you are so busy! a role model for us all….

  8. 12/03/2013 8:44 pm

    I hope by now you are less busy. I love these glimpses into your cartoon world. Just love them.

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