Monday, September 11, 2017

Last Charge


Now is not the time to get picky about Light Horse and Matildas. Even though it wouldn't be too hard to draw some ill thought conclusions. Having said that the cover for Last Charge could pass muster as a recruiting poster with a minimum of editing.

Tuesday, July 11, 2017

Don't shoot shoot shoot that thing at me.

When does mad and courage get replaced by blind fanaticism? Are they the same, or does it depend if you're in the process of overwhelming or being overwhelmed? Waxing lyrical on the morality of such matters is morally problematic in itself so time to dispense with the bar room  philosophy and have a good look at the artwork.
So much activity and not a face to be seen. That officer looks like he's been edited in, the panel would work just as well without him. But then, of course, we wouldn't know about the courage of those mad types.

Saturday, July 8, 2017

Somewhere between baleful and steely.

Time for some pen and ink appreciation. Look at the wonderful shadowing and stern jaw of our man in the foreground. His expression is somewhere between baleful and steely. Everything in this story has been leading to this moment and it shows.

Wednesday, June 21, 2017

The Biplane of Life.

You can kick your rudder bar as much as you like, but when stress takes over your life and your entire focus is lost, you now only have yourself to blame. Which of course only leads to more stress. Going down in flames? Stress! Nothing is going right, despite your superb skills in lining everything up? Stress! She won't answer? Stress! Calling on your deity only in times of need? Stress!

Before you do anything rash don't forget from the wrong height water can be as hard as concrete.

Tuesday, June 20, 2017

Bae! Don't tell everyone!


Sometimes it's not easy to talk about important emotional matters.  However men, real men, suffer from from an inability to display in public. In avian terms this could be termed as antipeacockian. Yet a public display of admonishment is seen by these fellows as "letting to much on". Should you encounter one of these in the wild, beware.

Saturday, June 17, 2017

The Oberst wasn't always this happy.

After a long hard day in the desert there are only a few things that can make you happy. Oddly bewilderment is not the first thing that springs to mind. But when it does come to you, in the right way of course, it's enough to make you forget about the sand sandwiches and hot coffee you've been enduring.

Oh! I'm happy too, this is post 550! 

Friday, June 16, 2017

Knees Knees Knees

When it comes to knees the British are usually pretty good. This might be surprising to some. Perhaps the cold weather  might add or create a knee suppression or repression of some kind. Naturally the Mediterranean or tropics allow for release for all that pent up bother.

Monday, June 5, 2017

Fire in my pants.

When a tubby man in shorts wants the fire party there's only one direction they can head. When he wants them on the double it must be because he started the fire. With shorts like those it's surprising that it didn't happen sooner.
This is the type of fellow who would know more than his fair share of crashing barriers and shredding.

Tuesday, May 30, 2017

It's a horse of course...

What a pretty horse! Even though thousands and thousands of the poor things didn't make it through the big one they seldom make an appearance in pocket war comics. I get the impression the artist enjoyed drawing this horse. It must have been a pleasant change from drawing  tanks, explosions, and blokes going 'Aaarghh!' Also having this beauty breaking the fourth wall makes it more captivating.

Tuesday, May 16, 2017

Legends of the lost AAAAAAH!

Be the first or lost it's always guaranteed to be the last. Irrespective of the spelling, whether there are 'r's, 'g's, or one 'a' or an abundance. It is seldom whispered and often vocalised with involuntary vigour. It is the inarticulate cry.
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