I have added a couple of pages about how to draw
minicomics to the CAPTION
2002 web site. Not a very profound bit of writing, but I
hope some people will find it useful.
There is also now a proper biog page for Jeremy’s section
of this site, complete with some new pictures.
There are still some links left to the old site,
but we’re working on it...
Update (20 June 2010)
Jeremy]s sectio has been obsoleted by the
Jermey Day web site.
After a one-week hiatus, we are in to the last chapter of my on-line tarot project: the court cards.
This week’s installment is the court cards for the suit of
As you can see, I have stuck with the old-fashioned names,
consistent with the use of mediaeval names for other cards like
The Pope. For no
particular reason I have given the King and Queen chairs by
Charles Rennie Mackintosh (the tall, narrow shapes are
suggestive of Wands, I thought). Whether I can follow
through with the other courts remains to be seen...
Two things are missing however: the font for titles has no
K and no Q. I shall implement thos as
soon as I have another evening free...
After some fiddling I have contrived to create letters
K and Q for the typeface used for the titles
the Knight, Queen, and King of Wands, this week's entries in the tarot project.
Jeremy has created an advert for CAPTION 2002 for which we have
the screen version seen here (add it to your web site today!)
and high-resolution versions
suitable for printing (150 mm × 58 mm at
300 dpi). Note that the high-resolution files are not
planned as permanent links.
This week’s installment of the
on-going tarot deck project
is the last four cards in the suit of Cups:
As with the Ace, the cup is represented as a china tea-cup with
a heart on the side (to remind us of that the suit of Cups
corresponds to the modern suit of Hearts). Again I have
illustrated the King and Queen seated on famous designer
chairs—this time round, organic shapes by Arne Jacobsen
and Eero Aarnio.
There is an extra
cup hidden in one of the cards for SVG enthusiasts to discover....
This weekend I was mainly visiting my dad and his
extended family in sunny Ramsgate. My sister
Rachel had organized for my brother Mike and his
son (my nephew)
Darren to visit as well (I hadn’t seen them since Christmas),
the occasion being Dad’s birthday. (As a result, there
is no tarot installment this week.) Apart from Dad, Josie and
little James, we met big James, his four daughters Katie,
Kim-Rose, Sephie, and Lilly, their mothers Jan and Alison,
Josie’s mother Kay, one of her granddaughters Teresa and a
great-granddaughter Penny, Josie’s brother Jack, his wife
Irene and her mother Gwen, my sister Rachhel’s boyfriend
Andy, plus a tortise called Tiger and
rabbits called Grass and Hopper. As it happened, Andy had
photos he’s just collected from his
father’s birthday, with similar quantities of relatives
and cute nephews and suchlike, including a cousin Tyrone from
America. What a lot of relatives! At least it seems that way
to me, with my geographically dispersed extended family (my parents,
brother and sisters and I live in six cities in two continents)...
While at Ramsgate (last weekend)
I bought a disposable camera to take snaps of all the
aforementioned relatives. Today I went to collect them to
discover that they had been swapped with someone else’s
snapshots taken at a family gathering! Given that the photos
are developed centrally at some Kodak facility, my photos could
be anywhere in the country... They have a system for coping
with this—a fill-in form listing 150-odd subjects that
might be in your photos (town, holiday, beach, garden, cat, dog,
horse, wedding (specify colour of bridesmaids’ dresses),
..., nude/topless, ...). Let’s hope they can find them
based on my very vague description.