One Giant Leap

Richard Bell's Wild West Yorkshire Nature Diary, Wednesday, 10th March 2010

handbowlFRANK BELLAMY remembered one week receiving the script for his sword and sandal comic strip Heros the Spartan and having to phone the writer:

"What about the shackles?"

"What shackles?"

"Last week you left Heros hanging over the chasm shackled to the rope and I've drawn the shackles now. How does he escape?"

"We'll add a line: 'With one last surge of strength Heros burst free!'"

art bag Light at the End of the Tunnel

If only it was so easy in real life. My 'off the wall' idea of bashing out the stud wall at the end of the studio has involved me in the time-consuming finishing touches, such as varnishing the chipboard floor, one of those jobs that you wish you could do with one quick application but which in reality is like 'watching paint dry'. The varnish on the floor is still tacky 24 hours later and the varnish on the wall and ceiling makes the storage space so dark that instead of continuing with the varnish I've applied a couple of coats of brilliant white emulsion.

Perhaps I'll be finished this weekend. Perhaps there is some light at the end of the tunnel . . .