Wednesday, August 26, 2009

He's a character

Here's the first character study of Reg, the pub regular, for the Something & Something strip.

They say write what you know, but it took me a while to think of writing about pub life. I grew up in the late 70s in a country pub. It was an interesting time. My parents worked long hours for little reward. I remember loving Sundays as then I had free run of the place. The pool table was mine.

I also worked for over eleven years at a bottlestore, which gave me more food (drink?) for thought. We had our regulars there too. The queues at opening on pension day. The fill-your-own flagon sherry mixers, who all had their own recipe for the perfect sherry.

Half sweet and half dry.
Two thirds medium and top it up with sweet.
Mostly dry, mate, but with a little medium at the end.

So this strip gives a chance to use my past life in comic strip form, as well as any other ideas that pop into my head.

Artwork by Guy Landry

1 comment:

  1. "I grew up ... in a country pub". That gives you and Bill Manhire something in common, then!