Friday Feature – Dan Butcher and Vanguard

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.

What’s 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

 

 

Where has “Members Login” gone ??

Hi Guys

The eagle eyed among you, will notice the “members login” has gone.

I received an update today from the company who keep this website safe and secure, advising a recent update to the “BuddyPress” member system was considered vulnerable.

The plugin BuddyPress (version ) has a publicly known vulnerability. It is recommended deactivate and remove this plugin until a new version is released.

I have removed and be assured, all your information is safe. We have not received an attack or any form of attempted one. But we are removing as precaution.

 

 

 

DOLK S.F.B.T-3 Artists Doll Review

Hi Guys

Hope everyone is having a good weekend ?

Today i popped up to Oxford Parcel force Depot to collect a very special parcel. My 30th birthday present had arrived from Japan. The S.F.B.T (Special Full Action Body Type -3 ) artists doll.

I had being doing a lot of research into this doll, so when my husband said, i could have it for my birthday, jumped for joy.

Below is my first ever review video, i have lots to learn, feedback would be great, so we can improve for next time 🙂

Hope you found it helpful and any questions just ask.

(Warning – Video contains one small swear word) 

Scroll down for some more images.

Friday Feature -Meet Lymphoma Lass…

Hi! I’d like to introduce you to my friend, Lymphoma Lass.

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.’

Lymphoma Lass is using her crochet to raise awareness of lymphoma by linking free-to-download patterns to her favourite cancer charities at her JustGiving page (https://www.justgiving.com/teams/LymphomaLass ), Ravelry shop (http://www.ravelry.com/patterns/sources/lymphoma-lass-ravelry-store/patterns) and at: https://lymphomalass.wordpress.com/ .

Find her there, using crochet to help others

 

New – Members Login

Hi Guys

Hope everyone’s having a good day.

It’s all about community here at Perry Winkle. We want this to be a place where we can share our experiences, stories, artwork and even silly cat videos and memes !!

There is now a new members login, where you join up and personalise your profile, add friends and get chatting.  The best part — it’s free 🙂

As a member you also get access to behind the scenes stuff and extras like wallpapers and specials.

Member Login

 

 

 

 

If you would be interested I’m becoming a moderator, let us know and we can arrange it. 

 

 

Please vote for us at Top Web Comics

Please Vote for Perry Winkle 🙂 

Good Morning All

This morning, could i ask a friendly request while drinking your coffee or tea 🙂

Could you please click the link below and hit the vote button at Top Web Comics.

There are 18 days left of Jan 2017 voting and would be awesome if we could get Perry in the top 100 🙂

We will celebrate with a picture 🙂

In honour of Winnie the Pooh Day ..

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 🙂

Happy Winnie the Pooh Day Folks.

New Website Design ..

Evening All

Hope you are having a good start to the week.

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.

 

 

Welcome..

Welcome and thank you for visiting Perry Winkle Comic!

The aim of this comic is to tell my cancer story in a way that I hope will mean other sufferers create their very own superhero or find ways to tell their story in a way that helps them through.

Perry Winkle Comic is updated on a weekly basis and is available here

Thank you for reading.

If you would like to know more about Hodgkin’s Lymphoma you can click here as well as information on how you can help support people and raise awareness.

**PLEASE NOTE- I originally drew the earlier pages during my chemotherapy treatment and I am currently in the process of revamping them!

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Perry Winkle Comic Print Edition, is in production thanks to awesome backers on a Kickstarter project.

Copies will be sent to cancer support centres and  charities, any extra will be sold, with 20% of all sales going to charity.

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