Monday, 5 December 2011

People I Know Presents: Angela Lansbury Week!

I had the privilege of meeting a very pleasant fellow during my time spent wandering away from our Water Closet/Biz Horne table at Thought Bubble last month. Timothy Winchester, was his name, author of the adorably simplistic People I Know. Standing behind his colourful table, he beckoned me from across Sevilles Hall so he could compliment my mutton chop sideburns. That was nice. And then, without having ever seen anything I'd ever drawn (presumably his faith was instilled by the facial hair alone), he asked me if I wanted to participate in his upcoming Angela Lansbury week for his blog. That was nice too.  And THEN, still without having ever seen anything I'd ever drawn, he bought an issue of Ladies & Gentlemen I had under my arm, right on the spot (again: sideburns). What a friendly man, Timothy Winchester.

So, here is a sneak peek of my contribution. When I think Angela Lansbury, I'm reminded of some of my fondest on-screen childhood memories and the armour finale scene from Bedknobs and Broomsticks has to be one of the best. If you've seen the movie, you'll remember that Substitutiary Locomotion is the name of the incantation Angela's character is trying to perfect throughout the film in order to  animate  objects... 
and it makes a catchy  little musical number too!  Go check out Mr. Winchester's blog at timothywinchester.blogspot.com to see a whole bunch of other People Tim Knows' doodles of their favorite incarnations of Ms. Lansbury.

bedknobs-and-broomsticks angela lansbury

In other news, issues of Ladies & Gentlemen seem to be just-about-nearly flying off the shelves of our local comic stores, which is swell. Richard and I are also going to be filmed this very evening for a documentary on young people breaking into the art scene in the UK. But I'll leave it to my fine writer Mr. Worth to describe this all in more detail later. Until then, keep it real. Or, stay something or other. I don't know how to sign off a blog post.

Jordan

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