i won, i won!
Hooray, an excellent jury of Matt Reidsma, Wendy and the cats Montana and Elmer decided they liked my drawing of Matt’s comic best of all, so now I get some cool free stuff from them. Matt is someone I’ve really come to admire lately. He started out okay at comics, but he plugged away at it every single day for a few years and now his comics are brilliant, some of my absolute favourites. It’s fun going through the archives on his website because you can see where he started and where his work is now.
Here was my tribute entry:
I had a good row on the Thames this evening with some others from the club: lovely quiet water, a brilliant sunset, and to top it off, Anthony Hopkins was filming some period drama at the Naval College so the buildings were amazingly lit and this huge crowd of people in costumes were parading around. But just as we were getting out of the boat, one of the catamaran ferries came zooming by and completely swamped us. So we were soaked to the skin and the massive wake pushed our boat against the rocks. We had to give it a wash and good inspection to make sure we hadn’t cracked it. I cycled home still soaking wet and went straight to the bath, where I belatedly remembered that one shouldn’t put near-frostbitten feet into warm water. Lots of howling ensued, and some very oddly coloured skin. Now I am wearing two sweaters, drinking tea, eating too much chocolate and feeling so very glad I am warm.
By the way, does anyone know what film is being made here in Greenwich, that would have Anthony Hopkins walking around the set? They’ve turned the road running through the Royal Naval College into a town street lined with trees on one side and a ‘Globe Theatre’ entrance tacked to one of the doorways. I’m very curious.
Here’s the view from our window on Sunday morning, snow on blossoms: