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Billions of Blue Blistering Barnacles. Or a lesson in the economics and wisdom of mid-career retirement

In a first in recent months, I took stock of my finances today, or rather I totted up how much I am (not) making in terms of money. 556 more words

Early Retirement

Censorship: continuation

A few years ago there were a few “scandals” about censorship in my home country. I will use them as examples in a further discussion about censorship. 840 more words

Censorship

Hergé, Tintin in the Congo

Tintin in the Congo by Hergé

My rating: 2 of 5 stars

I had no immediate plans to read this, but when I saw it in a library while looking for something else, I thought I should check it out. 228 more words

Book Reviews

Comic art

Today, I would like to share with you some old paintings I did. These are soon going to be 7 years old. The first picture is a painting I did of Tintin, hardcore Tintin fans will notice that I have taken the liberty to change the shape of the champagne bottle. 333 more words

English

The Book I Read Until it Fell Apart - Tintin Prisoners of the Sun

Every Wednesday morning my primary school class would take a walk through the mean streets of Westbury Park in Bristol. Opposite Waitrose and next door to a circular pub known to fans of the Young Ones as the Kebab and Calculator is a piece of sixties municipal architecture that means more to me than any other. 1,098 more words

Comics

Tintin in Tibet by Hergé

The whiteness of this comic book, or bande dessinée (“drawn strip”) as Hergé knew the art form, haunted its creator at night and the nightmare the story deals with is that of isolation and loneliness – thus the vast, snow-covered mountains of the Himalayas and the existence of its legendary snowman, the yeti, or migou. 334 more words