Thursday, 15 November 2007

Ball Tampering

W.G. Grace, who according to folklore once stood his ground having been given out, saying "They came to watch me play, not you umpire". I was gonna put it on the back cover of Paris issue 3, but in the end didn't. I did actually draw the ball too, but seem to have misplaced it. There he is again, on the wall:

6 comments:

babyphat523 said...

Another subtle significant gem.. :)

You've made me curious, now I must to research W.G. Grace. Cricket is like Baseball or vice versa? (I may get flamed for asking that.) Forgive me, as I'm not much of a sports gal.

Alex Burrows said...

When are you running another t-shirt comp?

Simon said...

There'll be no flaming on this blog, Susan - I spend a significant part of my day moderating the comments, ensuring they don't get *too* out of hand. It leaves me no time to talk cricket, sadly.

No plans for another comp, Al, unless you can suggest how I might recapture the vibe of the first one.

babyphat523 said...

Thanks for being ever polite Simon!:)

Jonathan Edwards said...

Great. Is that drawn on damp paper? Beautiful line quality.

Simon said...

Thanks, Jonathan! Yes, damp paper for a bit of serendipity! I dampen it as I go along, so a whole face doesn't splurge out or whatever.