Here is the essence of Genesis 2-
Here is the essence of Genesis 2-
Here is a small comic strip intended for a lesson…
Here is a quick picture of the absurdly tall Aleksandar Vučić, long-time PM in Serbia and just recently elected President to succeed his mentor Tomislav Nikolić, with a huge majority that would have made our own PM proud! He was sworn in about 10 days’ ago in a ceremony attended by the Serbian Patriarch in Belgrade’s Andrica Venac so this picture is a bit late. That his friends and enimies both make reference to him as assuming the mantle of Tito should worry the West, but it does not seem to have done so far. And anyway, he has impeccable english! I hesitate to mention a number of scandals, from a misplaced loyalty to Ratko Mladic and a savage attack on the journalist Slavko Ćuruvija who was then murdered in what his wife alleged was some sort of state-sponsored assassination. He even managed to divorce his first wife (mother of Danilo and Milica) and marry his second just in time for her to give birth to his son. Well, this is the man who had famously implemented State censorship for Slobodan Milošević. But he assures the West that his views have changed.
While he has a good relationship with Angela Merkel, playing a very positive role in Kosovo, he seems to be alone in the EU area resisting sanctions on Russia, and in return he has options to invest in new Russian missiles. Missiles aside, what he says he wants is EU accession and greater regional stability.
Here is a picture of Leo Varadkar who is set to succeed Enda Kenny and become Ireland’s youngest Prime Minister. In 2015, he came out as gay, boosting the yes campaign for same sex marriage. His father is Indian and his mother Irish and the whole family, including his rather dashing partner Dr Matt Barrett, all seems to be involved in Medicine. Indeed, Leo was a GP before he went on to become a councillor and stand for election to the parliament. Assuming the opposition does not block Leo’s accession to the Taoiseach, he will be the second openly gay Prime minister in Europe. His party’s power is fairly fragile but we need friends in Ireland if we are to make the Northern Ireland border work following Brexit.
On his 50th birthday, Alex Cruz had an Airbus named after him. He had already founded an airline (Clickair in 2006) He was being thanked for his approachability and his public relations’ brilliance. But last week, 75,000 passengers were stuck in Heathrow and Gatwick and across the globe while he fiddled like Nero. First he hid from interviews for two days and then, having got a spokesman to confirm that “he’s very tech-savvy” and very self confident, he was wheeled out to deny that there had been a cyber attack (the easy option) and to deny that recent cuts and outsourcing were to blame for the lack of any usable back-up systems. That rather leaves himself exposed.
It may be a while before BA name a plane after their current boss.
I wonder how much it costs to fly back to Bilbao in a hurry?
I met Piers Corbyn on a train last week and did some drawings of both brothers- and the shadow chancellor
A film of drawing this is here together with thoughts:
Very upsetting to hear of the death of the great John Noakes. Here is a picture I completed of the old Blue Peter team.
I also completed a small film of the drawing. This can be found here:
Some election designs
out campaigning on Monday (the backside of my leaflets showing here!!)
Here are storyboards for William Hargreaves’ song “the night I appeared as Macbeth”
The pictures are not absolutely in the intended order
The band played the barber of seville quite a lot before I came on
cos we cut quite a few pages whenever rehearsal went wrong
oh the flowers, what a feast. they threw it in bagfulls self raising and yeast
so I put in some lines from some popular rhymes, and some well-chosen words of my own
I improved the part with a dance
They threw it self-raising and yeast!
Here is a version of the song performed by Tim:
Here are some more (the order is not correct)
hark the hour of 10 is sounding
hearts with anxious fears abounding
Upon the other side…
What he may say you needn’t mind
from bias free of every kind
oh listen to the Plaintiff’s case
the broken hearted bride