May 3, 2008

New Comic up this afternoon.  It took ages and I really like it.  After not seeing what all the hype was about I finally sat down and gave the new Burial album a good listening too.  I’m now super hooked, and it has inspired me to go and try and work out what Xiu Xiu is all about.

GO and listen to this Burial song


Search Party

April 30, 2008

I’m so dull and down,

That the light at the end of my tunnel

Will be the torches of the search party

After the cave in

During a tour

Of the Great Orme Copper mines,

In North Wales,

Which is now open Sundays,

With free admission for under-5s

After I’m excavated I’ll probably

Have a peek in the gift shop.


I will then spend an hour haggling

Over the price of a key-ring torch.

Stick with Me

April 30, 2008

I rammed up a new comic today, I’m still uploading pages of the small print comic I abandoned, so some of you will have already seen it. When life gives me lemons of talentlessness, I make talentless lemonade. If you have a spot in your mental register for a new webcomic, I would like to recommend Christiann’s Post-it note comics… I’d post an example but wordpress is being gay. Just go and look at these, the Orange Juice panel is one of my favourite comics ever, and I’ll be stealing the one panel/post it idea soon enough.

Now if you’ll excuse me I’m going to return to my misery.


April 14, 2008

There’s a new comic up over at the site. I don’t have much to talk about at the moment, I have been mainly learning to use music software whilst having nightmares about my dissertation deadline (3 weeks and I’ve barely started). On the bright side I did remix Telos’ new album top to bottom so maybe that will be around sometime soon for you to deeksy deek.


April 5, 2008

Aspire for ’08!

April 4, 2008

I have spent the past few days making a little postcard size comic called Why Hip Hop Sucks in ’08, it is a little 16 page black and white pamphlet with a few poems, comics, doodles and jokes.  I’m essentially just ripping off Lizzlizz and David Shrigley, but I’m having fun and that’s all that matters.   If you would like a copy of this life changing document, then let me know in the comments, or email me.  Or hit me up on MSN (miguelvennie@hotmail.com).  I need to know how many to print.

In the meantime I am so lazy I have used a preview page as my latest comic update, go and have a look, and if it’s any recommendation, it’s in my top 5 favourite things I’ve ever drawn.


April 2, 2008

Took a week off because my tablet broke and I didn’t have any ideas anyway.  There’s a new comic up over at the site.  But it’s not really anything special.  I’ll get of my arse and do some proper strips soon.  I have been fascinated by this video recently… it is less a song and more of a death knell for Britain.  Who is giving these people money to make videos?  And why do these ’emmcees’ spend so much time telling you how great they are on the ‘mic’ and how hard it is to write lyrics, but then never demonstrate these so-called skills?  I stack boxes for a living, but if I just sat around the warehouse entrance telling everyone how good I was at stacking boxes, nothing would ever get done.

Mind you it’s quite catchy.

New Comic (Don’t Mess)

March 25, 2008

I have just lobbed up yet another new comic at tizersoze.co.uk (you lucky people).

I’ve also flash-traced yet another pal, namely the Queen of the teency weency Tizer Soze fanbase Moucho Blasto…


Cheese Camp Queer

March 24, 2008

I’ve noticed a growing trend of ‘blackout poems’ on stumble upon, in which one takes a page of a book and blacks out the majority of the words, leaving a fractured tone poem. I have been mildly fascinated with the term ‘queer’ not only being acceptable but actually encouraged in academia, so my poem is based on that term, from page 172 of Dying for a Laugh – Disaster and the Camp Imagination. I actually lucked out big time with some of the stuff in this…


Cheese Camp Queer

by Michael ‘Internet Trend Bandwagon Jumper’ O’Keefe




Queer camp

Queer camp


“With a set of quotation marks that hover above it like an ironic halo”

An exhausted piece of debris ready to be camped up

“Camped up”


How parody works


Deliberate mass camp

Repetition of textual elements from established prototextual systems decontextualizes them as well as alters their composition, thus generating multiple levels of ironic incongruity

Deliberate, mass camp

Bluuuuueee Moooooonn

March 24, 2008