Inktober Fifteen and Sixteen

Okay, now we’re halfway through the month, and there’s a nice body of work to look back over. I’ve started assembling a mosaic gallery of pieces from this year to match last year’s gallery, and these can be viewed through the menu links above.

Day Fifteen’s prompt is Legend and what better than a Dark Knight who is so fixed in our cultural legends that I don’t even need to draw a full figure or the logo on his chest. It’s a reminder that superheroes are the myths of our modern day – Odysseus or Jason, Helen or Heracles, Zeus or Athena – all were as known to people as Batman, Spider-Man, Magneto, Deadpool, The Flash or Billy Butcher. You can argue with reasonable certainty that the same principles and vital energy are evoked in the new myths as with the old.

And then we have Day Sixteen, which prompts depictions of the word ‘Wild’. Animal from The Muppets just jumped up, grabbed the pens, and demanded to be given first shot at the title. Who am I to get in the way of such energy? As a work colleague commented on social media: “could be any of us after a trying day”

Back to work

Lingering as the joys of the cold/bug/whatever the hell this thing has been, I’m well enough to now be climbing the walls, and get angry about being sick of being sick. So as it’s extremely unlikely I’m contagious, I went back to work today.

It all went reasonably well. Things were done, emails read, problems resolved, and nice things done for people where appropriate.

I suppose I’d better go back in the morning and do some more of it so the money goblins will pay me things that I can use to brighten the lives of me and mine.

Oh, and I think my taste buds are starting to work again..!