Guess what!? Yes... It's another interview with that lot down at The Beargrrrian Gazette... They want to know what I've been up to - what I'm writing and what I'll be doing next!
I enjoyed working on the cover – it changed a bit from the original idea of having a collage of photos – most of them ones that I had used as my Facebook profile pictures during 2012 or 2013. In the end these images squeezed down were too low resolution – but it gave me an idea to include the photos that I did – subjects that a yeti might be “thinking” about, for instance. In the end that meant a photo of a cat (Deeley!), a cake, a graffiti skeleton (to represent horror) and myself… (Not that this means I just think of myself – but I did think that maybe I should be on the cover!) The back cover includes a colour version of the Onion Man drawing that my friend in Australia, Paul Webster drew for the book. I thought it a shame only to use the black and white version as it had originally been so very colourful.
Q. You’ve not published a Mouse Of Commons book in a while – is there still more to come from Gladstone McWhiskers?
As far as re-releases are concerned, I may take a look at refreshing my POEMS TO MAKE BEARS GROWL and RHYMES BEARS STEAL PIES FOR collections from 2006 and 2007. They are my first two books that I designed specifically to publish on lulu.com, but they actually still look pretty good and don’t need the sort of re-working that my first eight pre-lulu books needed to get them into shape. I’ve also toyed with doing another themed compilation but these are all ideas that would be nice to do, but are rainy day projects rather than anything of a high priority.
Q. Exciting news! Thank you for talking to us, Mr Yeti. See you again later in the year!
A. Absolutely! It’s always a pleasure to catch-up!
Next time I'll be sharing with you another new Shy Yeti sketch... In this one Shy gets recognised by a fan - or maybe that's not quite what he is... Join me again next time and all will be revealed!!
P.P.S. The photos in this post were partly taken on a trip home to my home village, near Salisbury in April, around my flat with Deeley and whilst on a walk nearby in early May whilst recording some daft bits for a friend's pod-cast.