Daily archives: July 26, 2004

Go wild in the city

Mum sent me some packs of seeds- flowers, because it’s a little too late to sow food plants this year- and I’m off to do some geurilla planting. Consider it a way of fighting back. Manchester doesn’t seem as bad as some of the examples in this article, but because of the compensation culture, CCTV and the basic antipathy of the urbs to greenery, councils all over the place are destroying parks and wild areas within the city.

More O

While doing the Story of O post yesterday I remembered that there was a comic adaptation of the story, but was lost for the name of the artist. It came back to me earlier (roasting coffee is good for the memory?). Guido Crepax, architect turned smut doodler, did the Story of O graphic novel. I don’t have this one, but I do possess some of his Emmanuelle adaptations and his take on Jekyll & Hyde, where Mr. Hyde turns out to be a perverse sex dwarf. The style’s very early 70’s, with scratchy lines, strange layouts, minimal shading and stretched, skinny bodies. Still very hot, though.