Mogg Gothic Version 2

Three blog posts in a day — perhaps there’ll be more — because I’m catching up on a slightly wasted weekend. I’m trying to improve the quality of my drawing and this Mogg picture was the first step towards that. I’ve taken more time doing this than nearly anything I’ve done in the past few months. I’m not sure how good the likeness is because I’m suffering a bit from face blindness. I repeatedly drew this face so many times that I lost all sense of it by about midnight. Then, last thing, I doodled a new version on my tablet and I liked the result. This is it (the rest of the picture is roughly the same) but it’s probably the result of hundreds of failed attempts.

No idea what to call it, either…

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It’s a cool domain name and it was available. Yes, I know. Available. Crazy, isn’t it?


Yes. It also helps that it’s also my favourite satire written by Alexander Pope, one of the most metrically pure English poets who also knew his way around a crude insult or two. If you’ve not read it, you should give it a try.

So this is satire, right?

Can’t deny it. There will be some. But it’s also an experiment in writing and drawing, giving work away for free in order to see how many people are willing to support a writer doing his thing. It’s the weird stuff that I wouldn’t get published elsewhere in this word of diminishing demands and cookie-cutter tastes.