Friday, January 30, 2015

Pick Your Economist

A notice at the Student Services desk at the London School of Economics:


Whom do you entrust your form to: Sen or Mundell? The sort of dilemma that can reduce an economics undergrad to a state of paralysed indecision.

Sunday, January 18, 2015

Basic Essentials

From a store at Treviso airport:


Gosh, some people's idea of 'essentials' must be very different from mine!

Thursday, January 8, 2015

To See a Branch in a Drop of Dew

It was a cold, foggy morning in the Cotswolds on Sunday when I took this photo of dewdrops on a tree branch.


Later I noticed something cool: the dewdrop has formed a refracted image of the branch behind it. This can be seen more clearly in the enlarged image below.

Tuesday, December 23, 2014

Monday, December 15, 2014

Silent People

The first verse of Casey's Last Ride, a song by Kris Kristofferson, describes silent crowds walking down subway stairs. I see this as a metaphor for a life without love or purpose – minding the arrows and trudging inexorably towards the clicking of the turnstiles.

I've always thought the song would be a good candidate for a bleak graphic-novel-style interpretation, so when I got my hands on a graphics tablet (a gift from Anasua), I gave it a shot (which is to say, I drew the first panel; I would have drawn the whole song if I had the requisite patience, which I clearly don't).