Wednesday, November 24, 2010

Dragon Drawing that Survived a Fire

Sorry for the tilt, but this dragon drawing is so fragile that I can't risk putting it through my scanner again. I had a book which I also illustrated mostly destroyed when my makeshift home was set on fire in 2005. This is one of the very few drawings that survived mostly unscathed. I've had a whopping 2 people ask to see it, so here it is.

As the dragon is typing an smoking a cigarrette, he's thinking, "Anne McCaffery, eat your heart out!"

It may also help to explain why I gave up drawing afte the fire. My ex-boyfriends tossed all of my drawings & paintings, including all of the Peter Gabriel cartoons that went up on the web in 1998 - 2000.

Friday, November 19, 2010

I'm 41. What the Hell Happened? Also, Some PG News

My birthday was yesterday, but in a weird twist of fate, Peter Gabriel appeared that day on CNN's Connect the World programme (shown in Europe.) On 14 November, CNN offerred fans a chance to send questions to Gabriel but asked that they be about human rights. Gabriel was appearing on CNN with Pakistani musician Salmon Ahmad in order to help raise money and awarenes for flood victims in Pakistan.

Gabriel collaborated with Ahmad on the song, "Open Your Eyes," which was mostly written by Ahmad. The single is availbel only at iTunes. All proceeds will go to charities in Pakistan like UNICEF.

Because of the time difference, I didn't get to watch PG's appearance until today. My question about human rights was not asked. However, "Any chance of a Genesis reuinon?" WAS. (To which PG replied with tongue firmly in cheek, "You know, I've never been asked that question before.")

Other highlights of my 41st was stepping in a huge pile of dog poo hidden in fall leaves and splashing boiling water on my hand while trying to make a cup of Ceylon tea. Gonna be one of those years.

I've also discovered that my cyberstalker is reading this blog, so blog updates from now on will be sporatic at best if I want to avoid getting hassled. As I said -- gonna be one of those years. Oh, yeah -- in October I won some sort of award.

When a woman hits 41, she realizes that everything in her life has fallen past help. With that as a happy introduction, here's PG collaborating with Afro Celt Sound System in "When You're Falling", which was released in 2001: