Hello there! My name is Dan and I’ve been kindly asked by Susie to write a guest post for Perrywinkle… and I did. It’s what you’re reading now. Heh.
If you didn’t know, I create the superhero comic VANGUARD.
Set predominately in the UK, Vanguard is the story of a team of genetically enhanced meta-humans employed by the British government to protect the nation’s interests, at home and abroad. It is set in the not too distant future, where the world is becoming more politically and economically unstable. There are food riots, water and power shortages and a rising crime rate as day to day living becomes more of a struggle.
What starts as a simple rescue mission reveals a new, terrifying threat – An unseen enemy, with a vast array of terrible weapons and access to seemingly unlimited resources.
Can our heroes uncover who they are and stop their diabolical machinations before the world is plunged into chaos?
There are currently 12 issues of Vanguard, all of which are free to read at VanguardComic.com
Hi! I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Lymphoma Lass.
She says she’s just a lass who got lymphoma and she likes to preserve her anonymity behind an over-sized crochet wig. She created it to give her nurses and doctors “a bit of a laugh”.
Lymphoma Lass was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Lymphoma, a cancer of the immune system, in 2015. After 1 mass the size of a cricket ball; 2 blue-light ambulance rides; 6 months of chemo; 5 days in Critical Care with PCP pneumonia; 15 radiotherapy sessions; 5 fractured vertebrae; and a slipped disk – she’s still kicking. Facebook friends have helped her regain contact with humanity and given Lymphoma Lass a new community of fellow cancer-patients.
Lymphoma Lass is quick to point out,
“Getting collapsed vertebrae during chemotherapy is incredibly unusual. But many of the other more common long-term consequences of a cancer diagnosis are just as difficult to manage, if not more so”.
Somehow, we all tend to focus on the short-term side effects. But losing my hair really wasn’t that bad.
I always loved “ironic” fashion, trying to dress up like a screen goddess when I’m feeling unattractive, or wearing a jive dress when I have to use a wheelchair. I like having a playful, self-mocking sense of style. In essence, we are all movie stars and rockabilly dancers in our hearts, even if sometimes we have to dig a bit deeper to find our inner hero or heroine.’
So today i learnt that the 18th January is Winnie the Pooh day.
Author A.A. Milne brought the adorable, honey-loving bear to life in his stories which also featured his son, Christopher Robin. National Winnie the Pooh Day celebrates Milne’s birthday January 18, 1882.
I have fond memories of Winnie the Pooh from my childhood. Reading the books and then later on watching the cartoon with my younger brother and sister. Getting to enjoy it again a second time round. When my little sister was born, the nursery was a Winnie the Pooh theme. Enjoyed many hours sitting in there with her.
It only seemed fitting to do a small sketch in the style of the classic books 🙂
As you can see the Perry Winkle Comic has had a bit of a facelift, this is based on feedback and ease of use.
This update allows easier access to read the comic in one go, without even leaving the main page. You can simply hit the next button or back buttons on the navigation bar under the comic page.. nice and easy 🙂 No more endless clicking of links.
The side bars are stationery etc and just all round better hosting, which allows more customisation.
Hope you like the changes, we are still fine tuning and updating bits, but this should make browsing a lot smoother on both desktop and mobile platforms.