Mike Smith (Illustrator)


Frying Tonight


  1. Linda Newbery
    Posted July 21, 2015 at 7:51 pm | Permalink

    LOL! I read it!

  2. Ann
    Posted July 21, 2015 at 9:10 pm | Permalink

    NO!! NO!! NO!!
    I am begging you! Don’t give up!
    (Sobs noisily in corner)
    Your wordless alphabet, pure genius, the insight into family life, enthralling, the long pauses between entries, devastating.
    Please Mike, pretty please!


  3. Posted July 21, 2015 at 9:18 pm | Permalink

    NOOOOOOO!!!! You have to keep doing it!!! It’s my favourite thing on the Internet! (Great pic of Stephen Fry by the way).

  4. Kath
    Posted July 22, 2015 at 8:08 am | Permalink

    Oh no, that would be too sad! I love your blog. I check every day and if there is no new posting I just read the last one again, and again. You could count me as multiple readers :-)
    Kath (nb Herbie)

  5. pam
    Posted July 22, 2015 at 10:04 am | Permalink

    Sorry, Mike, but you can never, ever stop! It is our joy!

  6. K Jones
    Posted July 22, 2015 at 11:54 am | Permalink

    no! i love blogshank,i’ve been followng you for years, way back before you had the boys. i love it :-)

  7. Mike
    Posted July 24, 2015 at 9:56 pm | Permalink

    Thanks all, that’s very kind of you. This was just a representation of one of my many chats with my brother in which I wonder what I’m doing and why… he must be sick of it so I thought I’d inflict it on everyone else too.

    The weird thing about this blog is that is does have a small band of incredibly long-time readers. I’m as puzzled by that as I am grateful for it!


  8. Simon
    Posted July 25, 2015 at 6:25 pm | Permalink

    small band of incredibly long-time readers.

    we’re just waiting for you to head back to the water… ;-)

  9. Posted July 26, 2015 at 8:55 pm | Permalink

    Please don’t stop, Mike. From a long-time reader (two of us actually – Jan reads too). (The fifth frame is brilliant, by the way.)

  10. Posted July 26, 2015 at 11:02 pm | Permalink

    So many of the things you show your children doing are so like what ours get up to that it’s just impossible to look away!

  11. Posted July 27, 2015 at 10:55 am | Permalink

    Mike, I love your blog! Don’t stop…please!?!?

  12. Emma Smith
    Posted July 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm | Permalink

    I love your blog!
    I’m just a rando in Canada but I lurve it so much!!!

  13. Posted August 2, 2015 at 10:12 pm | Permalink

    Nooooo don’t do it!
    I love it!

  14. Mike
    Posted August 12, 2015 at 2:09 pm | Permalink

    Thanks all, randos or otherwise!