A Bad Machinery Christmas at Topatoco
With the giving season imminent, may I make a small suggestion? Give Bad Machinery - The Case Of The Team Spirit to someone you like a lot. Packed with new pages, extra items and added polish in a luxurious large-format book, it’s ideal for just abut anybody. Give it to the young, give it to the slightly older, give it to the considerably older - I have met readers of all three stripes and none seemed disappointed.
If you’re in the USA, Topatoco is my vendor of choice - it works out best for me if you buy it from there. But you can get it everywhere - if your local comic shop doesn’t have it, ask for it, they can order it for you. When all else fails, there’s always Amazon.
I also have an array of new tshirts - pictured below.
Birthed a baby today? / Why not call him “Barry”?
Think of Barry Island, an island of Barrys
Where no non-Barry ever tarries
No sallying forth for there are no Sallys
The vicar’s called Barry and Barrys he marries.
I struggled with Barries/Barrys but I think I got it right.
Poem: A dinner, 1993
Dining on a plate of mince
Fine wine and mid-period Prince
Smiling as the evening tapers
TAFKAP sings ‘The Morning Papers’
thepalimpsestofdreams asked: Hello. I love your comics and art, but I have a question: what is the origin of the title "Giant Days?" I know one of the adults used it in an early Bad Machinery strip, but I presumed it was a common term. Yet when I look it up, Google always directs me to you. This is not a bad thing... I'm just rather curious. Did you coin the term, or has Google merely failed me? Thanks.
The Giant Day was an EP by Athens, GA band the Olivia Tremor Control. I thought it was a nice turn of phrase.
czahller asked: I understand that Tackleford is set in West Yorkshire, so I don't understand the presence of a harbor with access to the ocean in some of the Scary Go Round / Bad Machinery stories, given Yorkshire's landlocked status?
West Yorkshire has a long and luxurious coast featuring such seaside towns as Welford-le-Mer, Boatsthwaite and the offcumden-stricken riviera towns like Bensham, Oxtail and Mare.
ohholynightbike asked: you know, you influenced my musical taste growing up more than anyone else. every year you would post your favourite album list thing and i'd go and download everything on it... what i am trying to say as hey thanks for having good taste
This is amazing, thank you! I hope I am still finding the odd record that you like.