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bye bye old blog. i've set up a NEW WEB HOME HERE, A COMBINED BLOG AND WEBSITE -- do pop by and say hello, and have a shoofty round my revamped portfolio while you're there.

meecher's back -- only in *the dandy*
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been too busy to blog, lately.

loads of stuff to come, but what i couldn't let pass without a mention is the return of *mr meecher the uncool teacher* to the dandy -- yep he's back for a second run, kicking off with a school fete story in which he gets his face painted, and has a go on the throw-the-sponge stall...

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check it out people, there's loads of other great stuff in there too -- britain's oldest comic needs your support!

if you get caught between the moon and new york city...
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wilburonline
sometimes a cartoon that you'd considered the simplest of gags (not to mention knocking it out in two minutes flat) goes down very well. this one -- a contribution to the last *private eye* -- is a case in point.
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it even got mentioned on the wireless -- have a listen to the 13th may show, about 8 minutes in, for a complete mangling of the gag by mark kermode. cartoons on the radio -- probably not the happiest of marriages...

EDIT: actually, i should've said, if you keep listening a bloke tweets in and points out that it's two o's, not 'more with an e'. quite funny.

on the buses. or not.
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wilburonline
here's one of a couple of contributions to the latest issue of *private eye*.
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this one was inspired by a very frustrating evening not catching a bus. but i suppose it all worked out quite nicely.

haven't blogged for ages -- but been busy on a big comic project -- more about that soon -- and more recently, new *mr meecher* strips for *the dandy*. they were commissioned after mr m scored high in the recent reader poll -- top 4 i was told (which i guess means 4th) -- so thanks to all who voted for our hapless hero! i'm having fun doing another batch.

also, do look out for my *other* dandy strip -- should be appearing soon.

new british comics wonderland!
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wilburonline
this is a bit of a departure from my usual stuff -- a non humour comic, with some adult content...
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regular readers of this blog will perhaps be interested to note that this is an attempt at putting my dark style into a comic narrative.

*wonderland* is a 3-page strip in the anthology new british comics #3, which is packed with fine strips, including 9 pages by the sickeningly talented WJC

footy cartoon
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wilburonline
...from the april *reader's digest*
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mr meecher is behaving VERY weird...
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wilburonline
in this week's dandy...
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that's the last of the mr meecher strips in this run, and whether he comes back or not depends on popularity, i think, so if you've enjoyed reading his misadventures, or just want to keep me in work and off your back for beer and tabs, do email the editor, send a message with a highly trained courier chaffinch, or vote in this survey

dream woman
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wilburonline
here's one from the march *reader's digest*...
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mr meecher -- school trip
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wilburonline
in honour of world book day, i'd like to point out that the inspiration for this week's mr meecher strip in *the dandy* was the rather dark novel *the dice man* by luke rhinehart
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last mr meecher next week, but i am currently working away on a new *dandy* strip in my secret laboratory...
can't reveal any details yet, but stay tuned.

mr meecher goes skateboarding
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...in this week's bumper 44 page dandy (with knife-through-the-head joke gift!)

yes, mr m is off-duty this week, and trying out a few moves at the skateboard park.

only thing is, the errant mr meecher from the maths strip, complete with extra speech bubbles, who turned up on last week's page, has turned up again, in exactly the same spot -- i do hope the dandy art department sort this out soon!

so here's the patch for this week's issue for anyone who wants to print it off and stick it over the offending panel:
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