Mike Smith (Illustrator)


Tin years


  1. Kath
    Posted August 6, 2017 at 10:19 pm | Permalink

    And I hope you continue to ‘not give a toss’! So I continue to enjoy the blog.

  2. Posted August 7, 2017 at 10:10 am | Permalink

    TEN YEARS?! Wow, massively impressive! Have a congratulatory beer, on me, that you’ll pay for.

  3. Mike
    Posted August 7, 2017 at 9:50 pm | Permalink


    Ten years, it does seem mad. It feels like it’s flown by, but then looking back at some of the older stuff, I hardly recognise it as something I did.

  4. Karen Jones
    Posted August 10, 2017 at 2:14 pm | Permalink

    It’s still the blog that i’m always glad to find an update on :-)
    but yeah ten years is amazing! well done you :-) x

  5. Posted August 14, 2017 at 4:23 pm | Permalink

    Happy birthday, Blogshank. Brilliant achievement.

    (And I shall be seeing Zack in September so I can pick up your beer money from him).

    Now, all together, mob: Ten more years! Ten more years! Ten more years!

  6. Posted August 30, 2017 at 7:12 pm | Permalink

    Bravo sir. Your blog is one of the loveliest corners of the internet. Wish there was some way of buying you a beer via the wonders of the internet. If you’re ever in the flatlands and at a loose end please shout because in a world which insists on being far grimmer than it needs you work really is a tonic. Love and stuff DWx

  7. Mike
    Posted September 3, 2017 at 10:01 am | Permalink

    Thank you for the kind words! One day, I keep telling myself, I will self-publish this diary and you can buy a copy and get me a beer that way. If you want. Obviously I won’t push it.

  8. Posted September 4, 2017 at 5:05 pm | Permalink

    But you should – it’s a brilliant piece of work that deserves a much greater audience. And you can stick me down for a box full. I’d happily help fund it :) DWx

  9. Simon
    Posted September 7, 2017 at 8:13 am | Permalink

    Another of your quiet admirers… ;-) Always good to come over & see the world through your eyes.

    As ever – do what you want, when you want – and we’ll enjoy it if it’s there. Thanks, as ever…

  10. Mike
    Posted September 8, 2017 at 1:07 pm | Permalink

    Thanks Simon, and Daniel, I appreciate it. Also appreciate your frequent mentions on Twitter.

    I think if I ever do publish, it’ll be a few copies printed for the likes of you good people. Crowd sourcing relies a bit too much on marketing expertise, of which I have none! And traditional publishers ignore my emails.

    By the way if I am ever in your neck of the woods DW, I’ll let you know. Always up for a chat about Ever Decreasing Circles amongst other things!

  11. Linda Newbery
    Posted September 8, 2017 at 7:47 pm | Permalink

    10 years – well, damn me! Fabulous!