if you’re prepared, here’s what I propose to do

Yeah, daily posting!

Anyway, you know when you just think AHHHHHHH! I am an eedjit?

I just put together a submission for an agency that I know are very specific about how and what they’ll consider. Proofed it, prooofed it, prooooooofed it. Sent it.

Looked again – yup, two minor typos. Eedjit. Only very minor, and caused (I believe) by the port from word to aol format but it may just mean I’m binned before I even begin. Penny, if you’re looking at this by any chance – sorry…

Anyway, topical picture post today now the Dark Knight is rocking the suburbs again. If you don’t know which (awesome) original piece of artwork this is lampooning then you need to read more comics. Everyone needs to read more comics anyway.

Yay comics! Made me the man I am today…

and remeber kids – aways spelldcheck.

I can’t smell a rat when it’s all rat

Anyway, was just reading the Grauniad and came across a sort of grumble with regards EUROVISION! Basically along the lines of, ‘we should stop doing it cos we was robbed cos of all those pesky foreign political votin’ type shenanigans’.

Whilst I accept that there is a sturdy political element to some of the voting, may I posit the theory that we mainly didn’t get many points because the song itself was indisputably awful?

Not hah hah awful in a post-modern, ‘ain’t those foreigners dumb’ British type of jingoistic way. Just bad. Dull and badly sung (by a man clearly too old to hit the requisite notes any longer). I can only assume we deliberately set out to not win as we are collectively broke and wasting masses of cash already on the Oh!Lympics (which is another rant for another time).

I propose that next year we petition the mighty Derek from Milkshake (if you don’t have kids, you may not get this) to sing his awesome counting song – can’t linky to it as I’m at work and it’s (bizarrely) restricted. But – and here’s the killer – adapt it so that the verse repeats (basically counting to ten each time, it’s not sophisticated) IN DIFFERENT LANGUAGES.

Winner.

(of course, he may wish to represent Ireland, but we can only hope).

ps. I liked France best, they didn’t do well. But Mrs Grizzly liked Norway. Oh dear…

Lord, keep your hand off me, dancin’ with Mr D.

I’ve been waiting for the statute of limitations on ‘this was a sort of present’ to pass before putting this up. It essentially represents the sum total of my proper work in the last few weeks. Crumbs, straws, clutching… 

Anyway, for Mr Toph – it’s Mr Dulli. I am saying no more. It is Dulli, he is rokken, (yes, like Dokken).

Bayby, bayby, baybeee

Greg Dulli

And I destroyed the map that I carefully dotted

I just figure it must irritate Bats when people are constantly ripping off his horns. I mean, okay, picking on DD a bit – especially as he hasn’t technically ever ‘seen’ Batmans costume as such (leaving aside the technicalities of a DC/Marvel crossover for now) – but really, have some originality guys.

Look at Cap A – cute lil’ wings. Aw…

For all non-geeks out there, I will stop drawing superheroes at some point. I’m actually (on a more ‘serious’ point) feeling like I’ve cracked my ‘style’ with these scribbles so am just running with it for now.

(I did do some paid work inbetween this nonsense by the way. Yay me.)

The desultory sea grew more so through the night

H’lo. Not much to report but thought I’d keep vaguely to my min. schedule of at least 1 pic a week or so…

Blame this (as usual) on E who has been commissioning me to draw Wonderwoman recently. Floodgates open for more fanboy ‘art’…

Always wondered why Hulk always had maroon trousers btw. Banner wasn’t always wearing maroon but (as far as I remember from my Hulk reading days) Hulk always was. Perhaps a side effect of Hulk-ness was gaining the fashion ‘sense’ of a typical British upper-middle class Jeremy?

Fireworks exploding in the distance

Okay, you may – or may not – have noticed a slightly busier TIND (as only I still call it…) recently?

All really because I’ve been trying to put together a more ‘proper’ site and it occured to me that I need to fill it with actual finished drawings and not the usual half-baked imaginings I do here.

Anyway, it’s just about there – still some tweakies to do and some more images to add, but do please check it out:

http://david-shiels-illustration.posterous.com/

I am multi-platform! (I think…Ralphie may well correct me on terminology).

And for tomorrow – stay safe peeps. And dry if you can…