Mike Smith (Illustrator)

To whom it may concern

Note to Blogshank’s regular readers (both of you!)

At some point I want to revamp this site, and changing the header might seem odd, but it is a temporary step until I’ve got time to make wholesale changes.

Currently anyone coming here might think I only draw cartoons in diaries. I think I still want to keep the blog on the front page, so I’ll need to change the surrounding stuff so it reflects the other work I am getting into, namely children’s book illustration.

Plus I need to move the site to another server, as I’m swamped by hundreds of spam comments every day that I can’t cope with. (Anyone want to buy a replica Rolex?)

So please bear with me if it all goes pear-shaped. Or pear with me if it all goes bear-shaped.




  1. Posted January 21, 2011 at 5:11 pm | Permalink

    I’m one of them! Add a CAPTCHA-thingy – that will take care of most of the spam too.. Looking forward to see the result of the revamp :)

  2. Posted January 21, 2011 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Jan and I make three … there are more of us out here than you might realise!

  3. Posted January 21, 2011 at 11:03 pm | Permalink

    Make that 4 regular readers :o )

  4. Posted January 22, 2011 at 12:17 am | Permalink

    i read it regularly too, i was introduced to it through a friend of a friend. thanks for the entertainment and inspiration! every time i open my diary i consider doing a little doodle, but end up just writing “buy milk”.

  5. Posted January 22, 2011 at 10:17 pm | Permalink

    I’ll swap the fake Rolex for a ton of Viagra. xx

  6. Anonymous
    Posted January 24, 2011 at 9:50 am | Permalink

    Whatever. YAWN. x

  7. John on N/B Jambo
    Posted January 29, 2011 at 6:17 pm | Permalink

    Don’t go without leaving a forwarding address!
    I miss your spot-on comments when you were ‘aboard’ the narrowboat – but, as a recent Granddad, your new family replicates so exactly the lives of my children / grandchildren.
    I had forgotten how awful baby-poo (and baby-sick) smells. And how come they still have the knack of waiting until Granddad (not Grandma) – are holding them?

  8. Posted February 5, 2011 at 5:40 pm | Permalink

    Thanks for the Captcha reference. Have installed it.