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Charlie Dandelion

I’ve decided this year I’m going to put the serious stuff on hold and draw something silly and, hopefully, funny. I’m calling the main character Charlie Dandelion; Dandelion because his massive ‘fro and skinny body makes him look like one, and Charlie because of what happened last week in Paris. It’s not meant as a response to that, because any response I make will be, I think, meaningless next to the horror of what happened. Some people drew some pictures, and they were murdered for it.

I didn’t even like the original pictures; I can see why they did them, and respect their motives, but I didn’t like the pictures. But when men with guns try to censor the world, there’s only one side to take, and that’s Charlie’s, so I’m calling my character Charlie in a small act of solidarity with them.

Other than that, there’s a snow leopard in it, and aliens, and, unusually for me, I already know where the story is going, and how the first episode will end, so I might even finish it…

Charlie Dandelion.

About gavinpollock

Let's see, should I write about myself in the third person here? Probably not. Only boxers and little Japanese girls ever seem able to pull that off. I'm a Scots/Cumbrian comic artist. There, I've said it, I'm a comic artist It's difficult for me to say as I feel like I should have a lot more work to show that I am. I studied at the London Cartoon Centre way back in the nineties and intended to take comics by storm. Instead, I went off to Japan to teach English. Over there I got a couple of manga publishers interested, but maybe more because they fancied a gaijin artist on there books than the quality of my artwork at the time. Then I got married over there, and divorced, and came back with a couple of kids and no money. Since then I've had other priorities than comics, and have been supporting us by teaching, working as a life model, and whatever else comes up. But I finally decided it was time to get back to drawing comics.

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