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  • Eye of the Duck: 002 A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night

    One of my favourite films of 2015 was ‘A Girl Walks Home Alone at Night’ which was directed by Lily Amirpour. It seemed to come out of nowhere. Although shot in Southern California it’s a Persian language film and the setting is a fictional Iranian place called Bad City; a ghost town where criminality and…

  • Jeremy Corbyn: The Comic Strip

    I’m trying to draw more these days. I used to draw way more regularly – I’d keep a comic diary and I really enjoyed doing it. But life gets in the way and I gradually stopped doing it (box sets don’t binge themselves right?). The question I’ve asked myself is how do I force myself…

  • Eye of the Duck: 001 Jaws

    To find a good ‘eye of the duck’ scene as described by David Lynch, I suppose you’d instinctively head to the left-field; to films that are the work of auteurs who wants to convey a particular vision. But for me, one of the great scenes that falls into the category is slap bang in the…

  • The Eye of the Duck

    “A duck is one of the most beautiful animals. If you study a duck, you’ll see certain things: the bill is a certain texture and a certain length; the head is a certain shape; the texture of the bill is very smooth and it has quite precise detail and reminds you somewhat of the legs…

  • Der regisseur und der schauspieler

    I have a film recommendation for you all, it’s a fantastic documentary by the brilliant German director Werner Herzog called My Best Fiend (Mein liebster Feind – Klaus Kinski in Herzog’s native tongue). In the film Herzog revisits, both physically and in memory, the places where he made films with one of his great muses, Klaus…

  • The Art of… Roadlining

    When I posted the ‘Art of… Woodturning’ video the other day I think there was a slight disconnect with what I wrote and what I meant. Not because I don’t think that the woodturner at work is mesmerising, because I definitely do; but more that what he is doing in the video is something that…

  • The Art of… Woodturning

    I’m sure I’m not alone in really enjoying seeing a person just being good at something. Being really good at something. It might be a hobby, it’s quite often what they do for a living; but just through either a love of the subject or years of experience and practice they’ve almost turned something into…

  • Meathaus mail out

    I wouldn’t usually recommend signing up to a mail out list – I’m sure we’ve all got bulging in-boxes as it is and who needs more emails to wade through? But if you, like me, are always happy to find out about an interesting new artist or illustrator then this one is definitely worth it.…

  • Jacket Upgrade

    I bought a jacket a while ago and I really like it. It’s a Fjällräven Greenland jacket in Olive green, it really is right up my street. Here is a picture of it: Nice right? I always had a nagging thought it was missing something though, I didn’t know what, but I knew there was…

  • Saturday morning = The Chart Show

    If you’re anything like me – born in the UK at the end of the 70s/start of the 80s and a music nerd – then you more than likely spend a lot of Saturday mornings watching The Chart Show. For those who don’t know the show, it was a music video show; a sort of…