Thursday, 10 December 2009

DECEM-BROTHER

So the past week and a bit (and kind of the past month or more) has been spent slicing the hell out of hundreds of sheets of paper, watching my printer develop alzheimers while it chews and chews at all my hard work and shoulder pain (really! yeeeeeowch!), taking about ten trips to clahs ohlson for craft paper and ink, ordering more ink and more paper over the internet, feeling sick from having too much ink and too much paper but not enough food and "HELPING YOURSELF IS NOT A SIN: TRANSCRIPTS FROM THE "SHARON MAYFIELD TEACHES YOU HOW TO LIVE AND GET TO KNOW YOURSELF ALONG THE WAY" TAPE SERIES" but moreso "REASONS TO KEEP QUIET" in all those early hours.
Hooowwwweeeeevvvveerrrrrrrr
THIS is the very first completed and stitched and trimmed and bound copy of MUSEUMS 001.


Look at my hands, look how much bigger it is than my hands! That's big! It is approximately 12" wide and 11.75" tall, about a quarter inch thick and 46 pages long. FOUR of those pages hang out slap bang in the centre and are a seriously beautiful fold out spread of drawings by LUCY JONES depicting the HEROES OF NIAGARA FALLS (look forward to that, mamas and papas!), which can be seen printing in the photograph below


THEEEE Office! which is probably tidier in this photograph (believe it or not) than it has been in a while, not that I am a particularly messy person, just that t
he printing and the paper and the ink has mostly been my life and i live much of my life on the floor, beneath the table is a monstrous box full of 40 fully collated sets of prints ready to have the LJ drawings slotted in and be STITCHED. The second printer over there is designated for DAVID BAILEY'S new comic MARKS AND SPENCERS SPONSORS MARK RONSON, which is  halfway printed already and RIDICULOUSLY FUNNY. Dave has also just opened a shop in AFFLECKS PALACE, it's called GOOD GRIEF and is the most exciting thing to happen in a while.
There are also two waste paper bags, two heavy things for trying to flatten paper that was once rolled, another box full of paper, a rug which needs respreading, more rolls of paper and a binbag and letterpress machine that have nothing to do with the zine. What's not in this picture but very much part of the MUSEUMS BEDROOM OFFICE is a very big cutting mat, a two foot long rule, a verr swish rotary blade, two big packages of A1 greyboard, pencils and rubbers, one template for cutting, one template for stitching, about a million different scraps of paper and mock ups of the sleeve, a thick thick needle, a big dried out ball of white tac, thread and two paper clips. as well as a load of newsprint and two/three screenprinted posters, but they're not here right now.
Street date? we'll see.

Here is a picture of my christmas tree, which is the other thing I dragged and decorated since you' been gone.
HANG TIGHT!

Saturday, 28 November 2009

TOTAL GNARL


I was going to make a cushion cover but instead  i made a collage. T.F.I.Sunday huh!?

Thursday, 26 November 2009

TATTOO PARTY.


dear diary,
the well ran dry yesterday and museums work is on halt now until.... monday! what'll i do next? gee!

Tuesday, 24 November 2009

ALOHA



SO the internet hiatus has finally come to a close, flat eight is now online. surf's up! initiating new food blog "what i ate at flat eight"; "how hot, how cold"; "find the loo roll" ; "pet cemetary" and my favourite "things that should go in the bathroom bin if we had a bathroom bin"
but mostly it means no more picture only/in a rush blog post and back to the old DEAR DIARY format.
HOT TAMALE!, next step is to find scan capability. 

in other news, those are two paintings for MUSEUMS 001, which, (since you' been gone) has been roaring ahead and hopefully through a mixture of late nights, mutual favours, self imposed bankrupcy and one visit back to the old house should be done SOON, hopefully before christmas, 
NO NEED TO HIT UP DEBENHAMS GUYS AND GALS, PRE-ORDER IT NOW!
if you've forgot, my e-mail address is jhessiggins@hotmail.co.uk,
DO IT

Monday, 16 November 2009

Tuesday, 10 November 2009


I'M SORRY FOR EVERYTHING, IDEALLY TWO TEALIGHTS, WELCOME HOME AGAIN, FOX HUNTING, THANK YOU, WE WERE WRONG ABOUT OURSELVES, WHAT MIGHT'VE BEEN A GREAT DEN, DEAR MINDY IT'S NOT YOUR FAULT, MOSTLY BAD DAYS, YOU BROKE MY HEART AND I CANNOT FORGIVE YOU FOR THAT, SOMETIMES IT'S HARD, I DO NOT FEEL PEACEFUL TODAY IT MIGHT NOT BE A GOOD ONE, WE DO NOT MAKE IT EASY FOR OURSELVES, EVERYBODY WANTS TO GO HOME, DEAR MINDY YOU NEVER MADE ME HAPPY, DEAR MINDY I'M NOT SORRY THAT I LIED, DEAR MINDY, YOU WEREN'T ENOUGH FOR ME, DEAR MINDY IT WASN'T OKAY, DEAR MINDY YOUR MOTHER IS NOT A GOOD WOMAN, DEAR MINDY I DON'T REALLY HAVE A SLEEPING PROBLEM, DEAR MINDY I'VE BEEN DRINKING ALOT LATELY, DEAR MINDY THAT PERM NEVER SUITED YOU, TOUCH , FIREWORKS 

WE        ARE      MEAN


Monday, 2 November 2009

Wednesday, 21 October 2009

Monday, 19 October 2009

Wednesday, 7 October 2009

IT'S A LONG WAY HOME

It's about 8 pages, 7 ink drawings (some of which are in the last post) and a nice picture of some flowers on the front. Housed by two pieces of cards with INDIVIDUALLY HAND PAINTED COVERS! WOAH! There'll be ten (of course) but i've only done five so far (of course) 
These'll be worth a bomb one day amaright? but can be yours for next to nothing (name yo price, jhessiggins@hotmail.co.uk, somewhere between £0 - £1,000,000)

aaaaand... here's another cute picture of my new best mate.

Friday, 2 October 2009

DINNER AT MA'S



AND MORE... SOON TO BEEEEE..... yep.

Tuesday, 29 September 2009

SINCE YOU' BEEN GONE






STILL NO INTERNET... SCANNER... PHOTOSHOP... 
...got a cat though. what more could I want? l8rz

DOIN' IT