I’ve posted every single day of the year so far, but today this particular habit comes to an end. It’s time to take a break. I had thought I might get the automated blogging device to post some old repeated cartoons over the summer but circumstances have meant that not everything has gone quite according to plan. So, the Cartoon Blog is taking a break for a few weeks, which might not be a bad thing. Here’s a few things I wanted to say:
Thanks for all your greetings and best wishes and suchlike. Unfortunately things have all been a bit dramatic recently, but everything will come together in the end. The bride’s father broke his hip last week, but the good news is he should be out of hospital tomorrow and hopefully there at the wedding on Saturday. In addition my van broke down yesterday and the AA had to come out. As a result I had to cancel my appointment to make my hair look respectable and I’ve spent way too much time on buses going to and from the garage when I should have been doing more important things. But anyway, everything will get done I’m sure.
Thanks for all the kind comments and encouragements about the book. I’ve just heard that because the cartoons are largely landscape and the book design is largely portrait they are going to print the cartoons on their sides. This will be ideal for those that like to read whilst lying on their sides. The rest of you will just have to practice tilting your head to the left whilst reading (In Australia you’ll need to tilt your head to the right of course). You can see the book cover and find out where to get it here.
It will be great to see some of you at the Greenbelt Festival. We’re planning to have a little gathering for the Wibsite bloggers at 4pm on the Sunday afternoon – details here. If everything goes according to plan we’ll be in campsite 9 on the map on the Greenbelt site. Any readers of this site would be most welcome. Look out for the campervan rusting slightly at the seams and the big white flag saying ‘W’. If we have to make any change to this arrangement I’ll try to get the word out by whatever means I can – including posting here hopefully. If you wanted to send me your mobile number so I can let you know any changes then feel free.
I’m afraid comments won’t be moderated for a few weeks from now. This means that if you haven’t commented on the blog before or you unwittingly use a word favoured by spammers your comment won’t be shown for quite a while. Just so you know.
Sorry if you’re waiting for some sort of administrational piece of paper from me and I haven’t done it yet. In particular there are some receipts outstanding and I know I am way way way behind on asking for renewal subscriptions for subscribers whose subscriptions have lapsed. If this is you please do continue to use the cartoons – I will sort this out on my return and give those affected by these failings some free months on their licences or a free biro or something.
Anyway – must dash. Off to get married. See you in September, or possibly very slightly before.