Friday, April 22, 2016
Comic Cuts - 22 April 2016
I also spent some time catching up on e-mail messages at home and sorting out a lengthy piece on British writers who penned original material for the Scandinavian market. I also have a couple of little cover galleries lined up to appear over the next few weeks.
After three days ignoring them, I came back to Hotel Business and over 180 unanswered e-mails, which I trudged through over the next couple of days. At about 9:15 am on Wednesday I found myself in the astonishing position of having answered all of them and all my home e-mails.
I've put the time to good use and cleaned up some nice artwork that has been sent my way by Henny Groenewoud. Our random scans below are a handful of covers for later Corgi titles by J. T. Edson, with covers almost certainly by Mike Codd. On Satuday, we'll also be running a little gallery of some images from the pages of Mayfair by Mike, continuing a little series that I began back in 2008!
The idea was to stop a pair of neighbouring kittens (nicknamed the shittens) doing their business on the lawn. It seems to have worked. But now we have another mystery.
We recently had a new fence put up because some creature—possibly a fox but more likely a badger—was digging up the lawn. I watched, yesterday, as one of the kitty cats crawled under the fence. Now, I can't see the cat digging a little tunnel—they're large enough to jump over the fence. So I presume it's using a tunnel that some other creature has dug. I'm guessing a hedgehog, but I really have no idea.
We've let the foliage around the pond grow out while we've had frogs spawning. It was meant to protect the frogs a bit—last year we had a magpie scooping out the frog spawn with a stone, which proves their smart birds. The kittys are intrigued, as you can see from the photo at the column top.