I have a confession to make... one of the ideas on the previous post, 'Rigortortoise', was actually Jakki's idea. A long time ago i used to do a regular single panel "cartoon" for the Independent Newspaper's Sunday's Review section, titled 'Parallel Universe'. It was a fantastic job, i could basically come up with what ever i liked and i produced about 220 of them before time was called on it, during a redesign. The spot shrunk in size and was given to John Callahan, which was frustrating, but i liked Callahan's dark humour, so it was kind of OK with me ( He sadly passed away last year, i'm sure he would have made a good joke of that). I had taken my turn after David Shrigley and Peter Blevgad before (or so i believe) which in itself felt like quite an honour. Anyway, back to my point, ocassionally i'd be a bit stuck for an idea and Jakki came up with 'Rigortortoise', she knows how my mind works!... perfect. I can't find the original piece, so i've put another of my favourites from the series and you can see more on my website (which i promise i will sort out this year). They were all drawn with a 2B pencil on sugar paper, with water colours and white gouache for a bit of punch and sparkle.