OldMan Comics 07

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Slightly silly and I hope funny whilst being endearing, feel free to laugh at my ignorance. I’ve tried this one out on a few friends from around the world (including from Poland). I’ve think I’ve got it all a bit wrong but everyone found it entertaining.

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Wish me strength

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I offer this poem as a way to share and perhaps give strength to others as I approach a life-long awaited moment which I only recovered a memory of need for a decade ago. It has been a journey. And I am remembering it now.
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long has been the wait
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Back When I Was Abducted – The Adventures of OldMan 06

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Art Class Autobiography in Pictures

Art Class Autobiography in Pictures. Images only, no dialogue, lets see how I progress. Hopefully you own inner dialogue will allow you to learn as you go along too.

Well, alright, I will add a bit of dialogue. Now that I am updating it.

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We moved on to studying David Hockney.

That one is a direct copy of a small part of a larger piece of his, or to put it simply; forgery. 😉

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Ten times clockwork and ten withershins

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Class neighbour in twenty seconds.

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I wanted to work on having a foreground. And with light. Hockney isn’t perhaps the best person to learn light from. But I managed to come up with; Misty Wood.

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Horses neck.

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The next challenge to choose a piece of his to copy. I went for this (I call mine Wold’s Road) as I felt I knew that road and wanted to travel it again. (The completed version is below.) His was a practice version, and above is my half way stage one.

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As you can see above, I carried on, in the hope I could make you wish to travel to my home country.

(I think one or two of my trees are better than his) 😉

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It was upside down and revealed a little at a time.

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The tutor likes my scribbles the best and says I should develop those.

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We were asked to do a Hockneyesque landscape.

I entitle the piece below Jesu Stands with Maidens

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I was asked to mix what I had learnt with my own style. We didn’t have long, so I slapped it on a bit. I was told it was good but that I had a lot to learn about water colours. I should have started with light and built up as it dries. It was suggested that I rescue it with ink.

Footnote; I wanted a heavy foreground to lead the way to the central focus whilst retaining the aspect I see in his work of wanting you to wish to travel further.

The scene is from my imagination but is based on memories of the tin mine where Jesus is said to have stood and the Nine Maidens; the stones which have moved me more than any other.

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Second attempt. Quick still life at the end of a class.

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Missing Time: Watch out for it, you won’t know until it has gone!

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Missing Time: Watch out for it, you won’t know until it has gone!

The story that terrified me and for a little while got me worrying about abduction by aliens was a letter in a magazine. By I had read it my mind was filled with the idea for a while. Yes it was a letter, and yes it was in Fortean Times – I love that magazine but I do find many of the articles over analytical and rather too sceptical; almost as if they are desperate to disprove everything (I wonder if the lizards have taken over in a subversive plot!?). The letters pages though, that is where I start getting drawn in, in particular the It Happened To Me section.

There is something about an individual going out of their regular life to ‘admit’ to an unexplained experience many years after the fact which has me believing it totally. Of course, anyone can write anything; just look at how this storyteller works up the truth into a tale to intrigue! There is something about the decision to share which makes me think most of these tales are genuine.

This one really got to me, this guy, let’s call him Albert, recalled his experiences from back in the nineties and the on-going effects on him over the years ahead.

As I recall the story it was much like this…

He and his partner were organising security for a large upcoming event and they needed to test the walkie-talkies. So he set off in the car and kept a dialogue going with his wife and she recorded the range and power. So there was constant contact.

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As he described his journey to maintain the dialogue level he turned into a long country lane which they both knew well. Ahead he commented that he could see a strange bank of fog stretching across the road.

As he drove through it he heard a high pitched piercing sound, his left ear started bleeding and the side of his face was burning. He started to scream and tried to describe the experience at the same time.

He drove out of the fog after only around a minute and turned for home. His wife was screaming into the walkie-talkie asking where he went, why he had gone silent for so long and what had happened? He said he had been talking to her throughout but when he got home he discovered she had been calling to him for a long time and that half an hour was missing.

She was shocked at the dishevelled way he was dressed and there was blood all down his burnt face. He expelled large amounts of clear fluid and then lay shaking in his bed. He awoke in the night and ran screaming from the room tearing at the door.

He has been terrified of being trapped ever since and his anxiety levels went through the roof yet he had always been a calm confident person before.

A psychologist was called in and eventually arranged a hypnosis session. When Albert was awoken the therapist said that he regretted he could have no more to do with this situation and would have to discharge him from his care. He was left alone in the room and offered the recording.

He was shocked to hear his own voice and the things he was saying. He had been stripped and placed on a large metal bed, there were many such beds, a girl was calling across to him asking if it was a dream. Grey figures experimented on them. Then a human-like being filled his mind with atrocities and then spoke directly into his mind saying that humankind must change their ways.

He was led to what was described as a Dimensional Shift Device and told he would be returned but not to the same time.

He has never fully recovered and sometimes even now wakes up with bruises, marks where long spindly fingers had gripped him and sometimes with his pyjamas on inside out.

That story was brought to us by ‘Albert’ in the letters page of ForteanTimes in an edition with the cover tagline, ‘The Truth is in Here’.

After all, who would miss half an hour.

Five hours! That is going to be noticed, and it was. Sue and Robert both worked office hours and were looking forward to getting off work and home in time to watch a television program of a special event.

Robert texted here and said he would pick her up. She texted back to say would he meet her in the supermarket car park across from her work and they would run in for some food.

As they dashed in she mentioned a desire to have some ice-cream and he suggested that they picked it up last so it didn’t start to go soft. Even though they were going to be home within twenty minutes she agreed. They grabbed pizzas, salad and garlic bread and then went to the ice-cream aisle.

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When they got to the counter and lifted up the purchases to the conveyor belt she noticed a sloshing sound.

The ice-cream was completely liquid. The till operative went and fetched them a fresh one and they went home. They popped the oven on and prepared the food and then turned on the television.

Their program had finished! When Sue looked at the clock it was half past ten. Five hours had gone.

They were terribly worried and after a sleepless night Robert suggested they contact his friend who was a police officer. The friend pointed out that no crime seemed to have been committed but as it was him he trusted his word and would look into it.

The officer friend went to the supermarket and asked to check the CCTV footage. The cameras showed then entering, and making all their purchases, until the ice-cream aisle. There was footage of them entering the aisle, but there were no cameras down there.

He sat and watched for them emerging, he sat a very long time. There at last was footage of them coming out of the other end of the aisle. Yes. Five hours later.

Footnote: If any of the people in these accounts wish to come forward I will gladly correct any details and use real names and the actual places if they prefer. (The ‘girl’ will be grown up now and may also want to make contact.)

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Communication from the realms of spirit from Gene Rodenberry beamed directly into my mind as I was watching Star Trek:

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Communication from the realms of spirit from Gene Rodenberry beamed directly into my mind as I was watching Star Trek:

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Pon Far –

If research was done into the reactions to the Pon Far it may be found that the vast majority of both Vulcans and other races they seek to engage with do not actually experience post-passion regret, I expect that the results of such a survey would agree with my anticipation, and therefor if you are ever in the presence of a Vulcan in the seven year cycle of Pon Far it is most advisable to acknowledge their advances and engage in the 72 hours of amorous encounter.

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Do not in any circumstances buy the storyline that it will be best if this urgent desire is not satisfied; this is a false premise.

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Now one should presumably look around for the next Pon Far experiencer.

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It could become quite a hobby I imagine. I wish you well in your quest, and apologise if I am unavailable, I have left my Star Trek com badge at home.

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Advice on the Creative Way of Being from a Good Friend

Advice on the Creative Way of Being from a Good Friend

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Be kind to yourself.

It’s a crazy and recently very sick world but you are of great value and uniqueness in it and are well loved so relax and play your part with dignity and show yourself the kindness you show to me and only ONLY follow your bliss, not your duty.

I will be there one day soon.

I think success is difficult, by the way.

It is Shakespeare’s bubble of fortune and though it’s great, it is ego led and driven so on one level false so we are dependent on others for approval and less able to fall in love with ourselves.

It can leave us bewildered and alienated when we think we should be on cloud nine.

You have great wisdom in you.

You need never be afraid.

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A reply from a friend

Well said!!

It’s so easy to feel a failure to have low self-esteem in this world of, seemingly, successful, people, but true happiness comes from loving yourself for what you are and for what you can give in the way of kindness to others.

It took many years but I got there in the end

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Dear diary…

Just putting away the shopping.

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Pack of loo rolls.

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I ‘put them away’ by throwing them towards the bottom of the stairs.

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I took out a whole shelf unit and a vase of flowers.

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There isn’t really a visible lounge floor at the moment.

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The vase didn’t break though.

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The Hammer Flies – reblogged to promote our presentations across the Viking world

The final version before it becomes an online slide show movie and a globally available print on demand is here.

As this on-line graphic novel is about to become a ‘movie’ I thought it was time to re-share it

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The Hammer Flies – reblogged to promote our presentations across the Viking world

This re-blog of The Hammer Flies is part of our presentation to Festivals, markets anmd museums with events and activities across much of the Viking lands.

We at Viking Comics Inc. are creating an amazing Graphic Novel presentation with the working title of The Horned God and the Wild Hunt and the proposed script is below in our links. We are already looking for artist contributors and we will be making this happen. So please contact us now with offers of contributions.

We will be creating an installation for large screen presentation and download for a road-show around Markets, Festivals and Museums and await booking enquiries.

Enjoy.

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On indoctrination…

On indoctrination…

God stole my friend away

He used Elspeth to take her

I knew I had lost her

As soon as she met her

The change in her; immediate

Slowly turning to terrible

I regret bitterly that day

Drugged with the word of joy

To becoming withdrawn

To become paranoid

Embittered with the mission

Conversion

Or damnation

If you can get any conversation

It is embroiled with suspicion

Every little thing I say:

An internal investigation

Closure of mind is palpable

From a list of the unacceptable

Elements of my interests

Judged internally as

The work of the devil

God took my friend away

This thing, of evil reeks

I no longer believe her

That it is god who speaks

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Click here to view OldMan 07 – Pickles from the Polish store

Click here to view OldMan 08 – Socks and Slippers

Click here to view OldMan 09 –  Fame At Last It Beckons

Click here to view OldMan 10 – Battle of Hastings Revisited

Click here to view OldMan 11 – This time it’s personal

Click to view OldMan 12 – Bob’s Life

Click to view OldMan 13 – Guadeloupe

Click to view OldMan 14 – Magazine Feature

Click to view Hobb and the Normans at Cliffords Tower

Click to buy The Guy Fawkes Audio Book

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