Sam Orchard had an answer for me; Nostalgia is the lactic acid of memory.
I’ve been re-reading Understanding Comics, by Scott McCloud, which got me thinking about the choice of moment in comics. Otter-dogs tends to pack the moments in. Moment-to-moment is almost the… Read more Otter-dogs 92: A couple of moments →
It took me far too long to realise that there was only one answer to this question that people wanted to hear. I have worked long and hard to be… Read more Otter-dogs 91: “How are you?” →
Not in my experience Here’s a story that isn’t my own but has become one I tell, the story of Brandy the dog. Maybe utterance is better. If you are a person… Read more Otter-dogs 90: Can an otter-dog be a cat person? →
The thing between them is meant to be some sort of simple otter-dog furniture. A chair or a table. For awhile I planned to draw cat. A discarded punchline was,… Read more Otter-dogs 89: Has that always? →
I was recently given a second-hand book, The Cowboy Dog by Nigel Cox, and it had a name in it that I couldn’t read. It was like someone had signed… Read more Otter-dogs 88: Do you write your name in books? →
Baader-Meinhof. Not that long ago, I wrote a facebook status that said simply that. A friend discretely messaged me, soon after, to ensure that I hadn’t been trying to enter the… Read more Retrospectively Baader-Meinhoffing Hamilton →