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Browsing Archive: January, 2010

Who cares?

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, January 25, 2010, In : personal 
I've been doing care work for an un-named agency and it's been a real eye opener.  The work itself is less emotionally distressing then most people think.  I expected bathing and changing continence pads to be very awkward but it's all so matter of fact that I don't think either party are uncomfortable.  The most interesting thing about ti is that it's given me a story idea that's got me more excited than any story in the last five years.  Biggest problem is it requires a degree of comedic wr...
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Canon can't?

Posted by Peter Bangs on Saturday, January 16, 2010,
Having real problems with canon printeer scanner since upgrading to Windows Vista which is why there's been no new artwork lately.  Upgrading your os seems to be a major pain in the backside in fact.  More to follow.

Typically I post about this after a number of days fighting with it and then immediately figure it out.

Still can't scan into Photoshop but I can scan now as shown by this,

The first attempt at sketching or drawing a car in more years than I can count using the digits on all my lim...
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The cat came back

Posted by Peter Bangs on Wednesday, January 13, 2010,
When I have five minutes to spare I want to do a proper review of this but in the meantime go watch the funniest animation on the NFB site, The Cat Came Back by Cordell Barker.  This is a very different approach to adapting an old folk song, irreverant would be an understatement, but absolutely hilarious.

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Creatively fried.

Posted by Peter Bangs on Wednesday, January 13, 2010,
I was telling a friend last night, the hugely talented Paul Harrison Davies, that I seem to have the opposite of writer's block at the moment, I've got so many ideas in my head that I'm finding it near impossible to focus on just one.  As each bubbles to the forefront the idea behind it is shouting "Hey, how about me?" and demanding attention ad infinitum.  trying very hard to focus on drawing a flood coming to get one thing finished and juggling ideas about a western I tried to start 2 years...
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More bloody snow.

Posted by Peter Bangs on Wednesday, January 13, 2010,
Looked out the window this morning and the world looked like a Christmas card cliche again.  Cane back from the school run and couldn't drive back up the hill to the house as the snow had formed ice over the top of the gravel previously laid down.  I've had enough of this now.  I'd like it gone.

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Poladroid

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, January 11, 2010,
Cute piece of software that imitates a polaroid camera.  Found out about it on Size Matters, the mini comic blog; You drag and drop your own photo into the software and these are the results you get.


The classic family shot, a day out on a British Beach.  Notice the fingerprint.


Molly ready for her new school



Harry's first haircut.  Again note the fingerprint and scratchs


and the Christmas label image of the two of them.

I love the way it reproduces the slightly fuzzy, mildly sepia look of old pol...
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Adventures in Snow

Posted by Peter Bangs on Thursday, January 7, 2010,
Snow never really picks it's tie all that well.  Tuesday I went to the dentist with a mild tooth ache which, by the time I got home and the injection wore off, turned into a raging exposed nerve pain and ended up requiring a root canal.  However to get there I had to go through this.

Wednesday

Morning
Nobody is going anywhere.  Thick snow is lying like a pale eiderdown across the city and visibility is only about 40 feet. Molly's school is open but side roads are murder and police are recommendi...
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All that Jazz

Posted by Peter Bangs on Friday, January 1, 2010,
I've always had a great appreciation for what gets classed as commercial art, book illustration and covers, poster art, album covers, and am always amazed at the sheer quality of the artwork created.  This is probably because I've bought into the myth of the starving artist in the garrett.  Van Gogh aside, the majority of the old masters and the great painters that followed all produced their work commercially.  Pictures were commissioned to fill a space somewhere and the artist was paid.  On...
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About Me


Peter Bangs Married, two kids, mortgage, working for my wife, looking after our two year old son and frankly terrified. Welcome to my little bit of sanity. I've spent 39 of my 46 years wanting to create stories and comics and achieving very little (a 200 page comic and a 24hour comic 10 years or more ago and very little since) so this is where I'm getting serious. Do work, put it out there, move on. Currently blog, reviews and a bunch of artwork will appear here, comics will be hosted on issuu on the words and pictures page. Now let loose the dogs of war. ( that would have been so much more effective in capitals with lots of exclamation points. )
 
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