ben franklin

I had an amazing weekend seeing some of my best out-of-town friend, from Tokyo and Brussels, and then came back to a very hard day at work with lots of things going wrong, so I drew a picture of Benjamin Franklin to cheer myself up.

My friend Laura and I saw this portrait of him on some French china when we cottoned on to a hilariously funny tour by a guide at The Wallace Collection. Apparently the French thought revolutionary Ben was the dude to know, and they had a great time fêting him when he was in town because it pissed off the English so badly.

I’d been meaning for ages to stop by The Cartoon Museum and I was chuffed to bits to find episode 6 of Vern and Lettuce (the penciled version and the final digital colour print) hanging next to work by one of my heroes, Posy Simmonds. (Although I had to remind myself that one of the stated reasons the museum likes my work is that I am ‘young, female and not dead’.)

Here’s The Original of Laura (not the book), and Laura and me having a cosy drink with Stuart in an old pub called The Lamb.

And lovely Belgians! (You might remember their family portrait from Christmas.) They were very excited to see this bridge, Le Pont de Harry Potter.

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