Archive for the ‘Nicola Hardy’ Category
Well. The girls are now fighting for Mikey’s affections in a battle to see who can give him the best birthday wishes… Crikey! Now there’s a bit of name-calling and hair pulling. (Kaas hoofd means cheese head and that’s what the Belgians call the Nederlanders. In return they call Belgians ‘thick neck’). Yep. It’s sort of like the Aust/NZ rivalry where we call them… well you know… hehe
The cow arrives with the rest of the Dutch girls and the Gouda! A small secret for you – I know how to milk a cow and I have worn real clogs for a couple of months in Belgium. I know. I’m really, really cool. Also – I’ve had a really hard time maintaining the look of my main character – he got a bit out of hand during the last few days after I became obsessed with drawing facial hair and he nearly became a yeti. Hmm – I smell a spin off – ‘Yeti Man’… Oh yeah and the big long brown thing in panel 3 is a baguette (you know it’s a real bad drawing when you have to explain what something is…). What can I say? I’m just too lazy to pencil stuff first.
So finally the Dutch milk-maid arrives, accompanied by full colour. I wanted to do that kind of ‘Wizard of Oz’ thing with the black and white turning into colour when the fun arrives. Although this comic isn’t really ‘funny’ but the first panel makes me laugh. “Halp!”. I s’pose really she should be saying “Hai” but I’m not that much of a nerd. Or am I? (It’s a LOLcats thing)…
Ok so here’s the first 4 panels of my new comic for Comic Rehab. (I don’t have a scanner right now so that’s why it looks like this). This is based on a story that Mike Ramsey told me about how he lives above a cheese shop and how he loves Gouda and the girls who make it in Holland. So I kind of ran with it and am making it into a thing I can’t tell you about because I don’t want to give away the ending. It was supposed to be made for his birthday but that was months ago. Hopefully Rehab is gonna cure my nasty habit of procrastinating…
Nicola Hardy is one of those kids who has been drawing forever. One of her kindergarten masterpieces depicts Kermit and Miss Piggy and hangs on the wall in her aunt’s house in Ulverstone, Tasmania. Although 31 years old, this crayon depiction of these classic Muppet lovers has really stood the test of time (actually it is possible this picture is holding the wall up).
An early blow came to her career when, at age 7, she was busted cutting up her mum’s Royal Family editions of the Women’s Weekly in an attempt to make a collage of a dog with the head of Lady Di.
Then a few other things happened, I won’t bore you with the details, but basically she became the rich and famous comic book star of today.
Oh no, hang on that’s not what happened.
Nicola has this list of things to do. Sometimes things disappear from the list when they get done and sometimes things disappear because they are no longer important. For the past 18 months the task “Re-Draw the Abalone comic” has been on the list. 18 months!!! What has she been doing??
Anyway, that’s going to have to be moved to the backburner once again because now she is in rehab. Having already watched 2 dvds, eaten almost a whole tub of Homer Hudson ice cream and a bowl of pasta, she’s ready to draw the best comic ever. It’s about a boy, some cheese and a posse of Dutch maidens and is inspired by a story told to her by a boy who lives in an igloo. (She was supposed to draw it for his birthday which was nearly 3 months ago).
Yeah. Best comic EVER!