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Browsing Archive: September, 2010

World Blog Action Day 2010

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, September 28, 2010,
Each year there is a World Blog Action Day in October When bloggers of the world unite to write about a subject of global concern.  Each year the choice of subject is put to the vote and this year the winner is water.  There are lots of horrendous stories and statistics about the number of people who die each day from lack of clean drinking water or the damage done to the environment by water pollution to the unwanted addition of fluoride to our drinking water.

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Harry dancing

Posted by Peter Bangs on Monday, September 27, 2010,
Here's a clip of my son, Harry, dancing to his current favourite musical artiste.  Ladies and Gentlemen I give you the musical stylings of..... (drum roll) THE IMAGINATION MOVERS!!!  The crowd of under 5's go wild.   Amazingly, The Imagination Movers are probably the least offensive toddlers and young kids targeted musical tv shopw I've seen to date. The guys involved are normal weird rather than creepy weird (The Wiggles still worry me). They're not stage school brats and their not ho...
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Influence map

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, September 21, 2010,
I gave this far more thought then intended and left out so much.  Dozens of newspaper strips from Trog to The Fosdyke Saga to the Heart of Juliet Jones, programmes from Magic Roundabout to the Pogles to Pertwee Doctor Who, books from Oliver Strange's "Sudden" westerns to Lord of the Rings to Asmov's short stories, comics from the Eagle, The Beezer and Topper to British Marvel Ditko reprints and films from My Life as a Dog to The Big Blue to Planet of The Apes.  Then there's the illustrators, ...
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Emergency First Aid at Work

Posted by Peter Bangs on Thursday, September 16, 2010,
So, here I am.  Three months in to working for Karen Bangs Training as an Emergency First Aid at Work trainer.  The boss is tough but I knew that going in.  Emergency First Aid at Work (EFAW) is a fun course to teach, bandaging, cpr, choking and swapping horror stories.   When I was training to be a first aider my trainer told us that most accidents to men over 30 that aren't car related are due to sport or stupidity and everything I've heard in these sessions definitely bears her out.  Very ...
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well I laughed.

Posted by Peter Bangs on Thursday, September 16, 2010,
Here's one you need to be a driver to fully appreciate.  Beautifully animated and well observed.  Building to a fine climax over a mere 38 seconds

Parallel Parking from Yum Yum London on Vimeo.

Okay.  Storywise it's probably the equivalent of a mediocre O Henry story with a sudden twist at the end that comes right out of left field.  Having been in that situation myself, back and forth to try and escape a tiny space for over 20 minutes, the ham represented a lot of things, though mostly it was ...


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experimental issue.

Posted by Peter Bangs on Wednesday, September 15, 2010,
I'm always looking for ways to improve my website so this is me trying out Issuu

 
Open publication - Free publishing - More religion

Issuu is a free service that will turn pdf and word documents into on line booklets like the above.  So far I like it.  The upload time from a reasonable res pdf seems pretty good, as does the ability to vary viewing size and zoom in on pages.  Considering it is a free application I'm very pleased with how it well works.  It's also particularly worth checking the...

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Sketchbooks

Posted by Peter Bangs on Tuesday, September 14, 2010,
I'm a fan of sketchbooks.  I like to be able keep things together easily, look back and review ideas.  As a naturally untidy person they just make better sense to me.  One of the things I've always appreciated is small pocket size sketchpads because I like to always have one on me, it's the urban sketcher in me.  I originally fell in love with the Moleskine a good few years ago when I first got into the habit of always havinga pad in my pocket.  They're gorgeous, hardwearing books and the pla...
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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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