But luckily there are other people in the world (apparently) and they are doing things! Neill Cameron has given us a tasty taster of his strip for The DFC, Mo-bot High, and it looks fantastic. He's certain to be one of the stars of the show.
I had thought Matthew Badham's Overspill had been taken off air, but I'm pleased to see it is up and breathing again, now with interviews with PJ Holden and Al Ewing (no relation) and also Kenny Penman about his new venture, Blank Slate. Let's hope Overspill is here to stay - it's good comics stuff. As for Blank Slate, did you know that I designed the logo?
I want to direct your attention to a wonderful online strip. It's called Strange Times and is written and drawn by Dave West (of Accent UK). The style and stories have a personal touch that many comics could benefit from, and it has a strong clear voice that is pleasantly detached yet remains intimate. The drawing style is by way of Edward Gorey, possibly via Tom Gauld, and it works hand in hand with the tales perfectly. I strongly advise you to go and lose yourself in Dave's strange little world!
Are you aware of Sarah McIntyre's fabulous work? I just absolutely love her watercolour work, and went and bought a big pad and some watercolours for myself, inspired! Oh... it's not as easy as she makes it look. Go and look into the archives of her blog for her wonderful little sequence of 'thatchers'.
I could go on about loads of other things out there to enjoy, but for now I'll just quickly mention a great new blog called Good Comics For Kids that brings you daily news on... comics for kids! It has a US bias, but it's mostly stuff that's easily available. Add it to your bookmarks or RSS reader.
I'll end off with a sketch of no real consequence. I did it last year as a preliminary drawing for a magazine article. It didn't make it to the finished version, but I'm quite fond of it.