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Poohsticks, Eyeore and Doris Day

07/07/2013

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I used some of the illustrations from ‘The House on Pooh Corner’ as a basis for this comic. Did you know that the original illustrations to A.A.Milne’s stories was Ernest H. Shepard? He’s quite a scratchy messy illustrator when you examine his line work carefully. He came to resent ‘that silly old bear’ who overshadowed all the rest of his work.

The reviews are coming in for THE FALL OF LIGHT. One in Canvas, the other in the ODT. I told myself that I wouldn’t read any reviews, but yesterday morning I was beside myself with anxiousness and looked at the NZ Herald site before I’d eaten breakfast. There’s also an interview of me running in The Listener, which you can read in full during the week starting Monday. So far the reviews are good (touch wood!) but neither of the reviewers have paid much attention to how the pictures and words intersect. Then again, you’re pretty limited with what you can say with 300 words. I’m not sure how I’m going to endure all this waiting. I think I want to be put to sleep and then woken up when it’s all over.

Oh, and here is the song I like to sing to myself when I feel like I have no control over the outcome of things. It’s strangely calming.

5 Comments leave one →
  1. 07/07/2013 6:10 pm

    Righteous Last frame! i like your choice in song:)

  2. 07/07/2013 10:07 pm

    Man, that was quick! I had to wait months for my first review! Congratulations! I’m sure these will be the first of many good ones. x

    • Sarah Laing permalink
      07/07/2013 10:15 pm

      Poetry gets a rough deal!

  3. 11/07/2013 5:19 pm

    Love this – I can relate. Thanks Sarah.

  4. 11/07/2013 11:32 pm

    I really enjoyed this juxtaposition – and not just because I think Winnie-the-Pooh is the smartest bear in the world.

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