Mike Smith (Illustrator)


Happy new year from the duck


  1. Mike Gray
    Posted January 1, 2009 at 3:24 pm | Permalink

    And a Happy New Year to yourselves – I’m pleased to be a Blogshank regular – it certainly keeps me entertained (though not always amused – which is cool).
    Personal favourites from the archives are ‘nasty-man’, ‘pooh-in-bag’ and ‘designer-brain-hari-kiri’.
    Keep it up – would love to read your MA proposal.

  2. Mike
    Posted January 1, 2009 at 4:40 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Mike. They’re my favourites too. One of the things I’d like to do is put the best ones onto a separate page, otherwise they get pushed too far out of sight, which is a shame. (I never did find out who Nasty man was.)
    In the next few months on the MA we’re supposed to be concentrating on ‘sequential images’, so I might post some of them up here if they’re not too crap.
    Hope you have a great 2009. Hopefully we’ll see you at some point.
    Mike & Caz

  3. Posted January 1, 2009 at 11:59 pm | Permalink

    New diary… phew :-)
    Also, I think I have seen Nasty Man in Tishka a few times. If it is indeed he, he’s there most Saturdays, monologuing loudly at a coterie of female rowers whom I assume he coaches.
    Happy New Year!
    - Helen

  4. Mike
    Posted January 2, 2009 at 2:43 pm | Permalink

    Cheers Helen. I’m surprised you could recognise him from my dodgy drawing. I’ll have to get down there one Saturday and give him one of my cold hard stares.

  5. Posted January 5, 2009 at 9:43 am | Permalink

    you found me, now I’ve found you!
    Lovely stuff – I shall be returning too.
    We’ve got a canal boat (30ft Springer), but it’s much to small to live on. Instead we just spend money on it. Call in if you are ever on the Peak Forest Canal!

  6. Posted January 5, 2009 at 10:14 am | Permalink

    Thanks Jim! Who was it who said owning a boat is like standing in a puddle tearing up twenty pound notes?!

  7. Posted May 11, 2009 at 11:19 pm | Permalink

    mike, just found blogshank tonight and have had my laugh therapy for the next month! Love your work so much! Will visit often…
    Expat American in Scotland