Saturday, January 31, 2004

Nausicaa of the Valley of Wind

I'm selling a set of Nausicaa books over at Ebay - for christ's sake someone buy 'em, they're great!

Friday, January 30, 2004

All art is emotion

I've been searching for this phrase to try and track down who said it, but I'm beginning to suspect it must have been one of my lecturers or a teacher once.

It's a truism, but it's not the whole story. I think that all art is emotion wrapped in a formal problem. Just the formal problem is empty practising. Just the emotion is mere blathering. The two together, that's art.

Thursday, January 29, 2004

Flotsam and Jetsam

My new mini-comic Flotsam and Jetsam has been completed.

Um, dunno how much it'll be or whether I can sell it to you yet, but maybe a couple of quid including postage? Mail me if you're interested...

Wednesday, January 28, 2004

Crosbie's Comics Corner

It's up! Though a bit empty at the mo.

Those wishing to investigate my other artistic skillz than the NWN portraits can now settle into Crosbie's Comics Corner.

More will gradually come. :)

Tuesday, January 27, 2004

Comics Time

Another one-page comic for you, this time playing with panel format and reading order: King of the Castle

Sunday, January 18, 2004

'My Brighton and Hove'

Having got hold of a copy of Chester Brown's Louis Riel Comic-strip biography, my mind turned to seeking out some Brighton history which might speculatively be the basis of a comic book.

I found a cracking site at My Brighton and Hove which includes pics, bits of history, personal memories and more. Check it out if you're a local.

Saturday, January 17, 2004

Name Confusion

For the second time I've been confused with Crosbie Fitch, a local Brightoner who was emailed as the owner of this blog. On a game chat site (Big Blue Box's Fable forums) someone thought I was a member of the Brighton IGDA Chapter. This turns out to be Crosbie Fitch -- I didn't know he was a games developer. There are a number of links to other Brighton devs there too. :)

Wednesday, January 14, 2004


The address of the Ready Room is now as well as the complicated members.lycos thing. Yay! It should be 'masked' so you see 'crosbies' in the title bar, but that doesn't seem to be working... yet. :)

Tuesday, January 13, 2004

Test your geography

Neat and simple state and country recognition game at - click through to the area of your choice and play the game. :)

Sunday, January 11, 2004

The Insanity Test

For a cheap giggle, take The Insanity Test. No, it's not one of those long-winded online questionnaires that tell you you'd be Eeyore in Winnie-the-Pooh, it's just a giggle. :)

Friday, January 09, 2004

American Elf

Over at, the wonderful James Kochalka keeps a daily-updated comic strip diary.

I mention it here because he's suffering from post-neoannual date amnesia and persistently misdating strips... and, with my English teacher hat on, I couldn't help poking my nose in to his forums to point this out.

Well, it's become a bit of a running gag in his strip... and makes me feel like, in my small way, I've been of influence on a work of art.

I love the InterWeb. It makes the world a smaller place. :)

Wednesday, January 07, 2004

Boo Goes to the Gym

If you appreciated the greatness of Boo in the piccy below, you might also enjoy Boo Goes to the Gym.

In full colour too!!

Monday, January 05, 2004

Flurry of Activity

Blog posts are like buses. None for ages then a whole bunch come along at once.

I'm glad to have the blog freshened up, and do promise new content on this site before too long. :)

Sunday, January 04, 2004


Over at BlogSpot, there's now the BooBlog... if Boo can keep it up! ;)

F*ckin' BOO!

Here's a cartoon wot I drew of Boo! (Short for BabyBoo.)
This was an image that went on a t-shirt for my girlfriend this Christmas.


BLOGGER is just the best thing in the world. :)

And now TITLES too!

As you can see, post titling has been implemented in the Blog Cabin. :)

Blog Tinkering

A little fiddling with my Blog and finally I've fixed the archive section to the left. Hurrah!

This has long been knackered, I've now found out, by Lycos banging script-filled code onto every html page on every site. I've managed to bypass this problem by renaming the archive to .txt so they're not swamped with repeat ads.

Don't worry Lycos, I'm not screwing you, just getting my site working again!

Also added in some of Blogger's new features. We love Blogger. :)


Long overdue update of my Reading section (on the left) to add a link to the fantastic Blankets by Craig Thompson, which everyone should own.
The Blog Cabin has very much become a randomly-updated record of my web browsing rather than any kind of personal diary or online journalism.

That's fine, as that's one definition of a weblog; and when I go Blog-browsing, I'm happier to find a page full of fun links than I am to find pretentious pseudy proto-journalism. :)

Saturday, January 03, 2004

Fantastic idea from the wonderful Scott McCloud of Understanding Comics fame, and I might have to have a go myself. Check out The 24-Hour Comics Index.
Also on Lycos, a budding comics writer is working on Planet DUMBASS. His art is rather fab, though when it comes to his stories, why we should care is less clear. :)