Mike Smith (Illustrator)


Breaking up (old sofas) is hard to do.


  1. R
    Posted January 13, 2010 at 11:38 pm | Permalink


  2. mike
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 2:01 am | Permalink

    Interesting panel development mike – you’ll be leaving the diary behind soon – maybe you’re trapped? Borrowed a great book once on comic structure – will try and look it up…

  3. Mike
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 2:05 am | Permalink

    Think it was this one – quite cleverly used the medium to illuminate the medium – if you know what I mean…

  4. Posted January 15, 2010 at 12:31 pm | Permalink

    Hi Mike — yes I’ve read that, it’s a brilliant book, a real eye-opener. He did another one more recently called ‘Making Comics’ which is also good.
    I did wonder about giving up on the diary format… I was going to do that last year, but one thing the diary has going for it is that I’m forced to do it every week. Without that it probably wouldn’t get done, to be honest. I’ll probably give it another year like this and then see where I am. I certainly need to try and do some different things that may or may not work.

  5. Mike
    Posted January 15, 2010 at 6:22 pm | Permalink

    Cool – but Mike unless I’m mistaken – YOU’VE WHITED OUT THE LINES BETWEEN THE DAYS FERCRISSAKES! To get your custom panel structure in?
    Back at my ‘old’ home I’ve got a book of Bill Waterson’s ‘production’ drawings for C & H. Amazing – Tippex, scratchouts, masking tape and scribble everywhere. And he goes into the constraints of drawing a three-panel periodic ‘funny’ for mass circulation. Really quite tough.
    I commissioned some artwork from someone who drew Judge Dred for a while – never again she said. Might drive you bonkers if you did it for years. Jamie Hewlett (Gorillaz / Tank Girl etc) has said the same.

  6. Posted January 15, 2010 at 8:26 pm | Permalink

    Ha Ha! Well I’m glad someone sees all the trouble I go to, sigh!
    All I can say is if Jamie Hewlett had to use Microsoft Word on a regular basis his opinion would soon change.

  7. Mike-ish
    Posted January 21, 2010 at 11:26 pm | Permalink

    I’m Mike and so is my wife.