Like most kids I used to love cartoons. My favourite pastime was drawing doodles, inspired by British comics like the Beano and Newspaper strips like Calvin and Hobbes. For my tenth birthday I received a book “Make Your Own Comics” a rather simplistic how to draw book which was inflated in price by the dozen … Continue reading When Your Teacher Told You, You Couldn’t Draw…
What Are Your Fears?
The school days... What are you fears? The white collar pierced my neck, pushed back by the tie representing the colours of my house and school. I compressed a finger against the shirts top button, a futile attempt to engulf some air. The school I attended was a stickler for formality and professionalism, so I … Continue reading What Are Your Fears?
What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence
“John, what is the word for mouse?” Teesside John, pauses, he’s sat behind me in the lecture hall so I don’t actual get to see his body language, but I sense his discomfort as he stumbles to try and answer a question he doesn’t actually know the answer to. The sound of his voice stutters, … Continue reading What Learning Mandarin Taught Me About Persistence