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Swallows and Amazons


rowboatlowresIt’s nearing the end of February, which means that the latest Metro is out. Which also means that I can post my comic from the January/February issue. This one was about my sister, Melissa Laing.  Here is a peek at the exhibition she made the boat for. Scroll down and you’ll be able to see photos of the very beautiful boat. Actually there’ve been lots of interesting comics lately about being in Australian detention centres, the theme Melissa explores – here’s one I read that I found affecting.

Here’s a little sneak peek at my comic for this month – it’s a shameless homage to Alison Bechdel, in which I declare my devotion to her.

alisonbShe’s actually coming to Auckland too, for this event. So I have two opportunities to embarrass myself in front of her.

I’ve been a little slack at posting new comics lately because I’ve been too busy and also I’ve been putting together my Let Me Be Frank #5 issue. I sent it off to print – I will let you know when it is published. But it’s all going to be in glorious techni-watercolour. Albeit messy watercolour.




5 Comments leave one →
  1. Linda Burgess permalink
    24/02/2014 10:01 am

    Sarah, just wonderful. 35 years ago I bonded with William – we were both in the love-Swallows-and-Amazons team. There are people who don’t love those books. Hard to comprehend their lack of discernment.

    • 24/02/2014 10:29 am

      most disappointing is when you quote the book or pop culture reference it and everyone just looks blank… but apparently the metro editor is another member of the club

  2. Marion permalink
    24/02/2014 11:09 am

    I loved Swallows and Amazons and that whole kids having adventures thing. Also obsessed by islands and maps as a kid – played into that perfectly. The boat is so beautiful – shape, materials and colour – love it.

  3. 24/02/2014 4:00 pm

    My entire knowledge of boating was gleaned from Swallows & Amazons (and a fair bit besides), so those first three frames nearly made me weep with recognition. Now boats – any kind of boats – make me horribly seasick, but I still love the books!

  4. 24/02/2014 7:46 pm

    I love this! I love Amazons and Swallows too!

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