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Mystery Memories

 Posted by on February 8, 2008  Family, Thoughts  Tagged with:
Feb 082008
 
Mystery Memories

On my trip back home to Australia I had many chances to reminisce with old friends and family members about childhood memories. Disturbingly, I discovered on more than one occasion that my memories were inaccurate. One happy childhood memory concerns my favourite children’s book, THE MAGIC PUDDING. I remember being very young and my Dad reading to me from this [READ MORE…]

A Wedding

 Posted by on December 15, 2007  Drawings, Family, Illustration  Tagged with: , ,
Dec 152007
 
A Wedding

This is an illustration from my Dad’s Elephant book, for a limerick about a dual Elephant Wedding held at a Thai Elephant preserve. My Father got married today in my home town, and I was his Best Man. For a laugh, I gave my speech entirely in Limerick. When HE finds the time to illustrate MY limericks, we’ll have our [READ MORE…]

The TALE of my Dog

 Posted by on July 31, 2007  AutoBio, Comics, Drawings, Family, Projects  Tagged with: ,
Jul 312007
 
The TALE of my Dog

The year that I was six but turning seven years old, my family moved to a new town. I know very well that childhood memories are exaggerated, focusing as they do mainly on extreme situations most likely to leave an impression on us. Our powerful kiddie emotions, mixed with some facts, creates a cocktail that tastes of historical reality, but [READ MORE…]

Mrs. Emma Peel

 Posted by on July 1, 2007  Drawings, Family, Film/TV, Pin ups  Tagged with: ,
Jul 012007
 
Mrs. Emma Peel

When I was a child, my Grandma let me stay up past my normal bedtime when she baby-sat me one night. I saw an episode of THE AVENGERS, and fell in love with EMMA PEEL. I was absolutely fascinated by this pretty lady, clad in catsuits and leather, who bashed the bone-marrow out of all the bad-guys. Did girls really [READ MORE…]

Europe trip

 Posted by on June 10, 2007  Family, Travel  Tagged with: , , , , , ,
Jun 102007
 
Europe trip

I spent the last month in Europe traveling about. The main purpose of the trip was to be at my sister VICTORIA’s wedding in Paris, which all my family members managed to attend. It is no easy matter getting all of us far flung Bakers in the one place at the one time either! Before and after the Parisian nuptuals [READ MORE…]

Free Hugs

 Posted by on May 8, 2007  Conventions, Family  Tagged with: , ,
May 082007
 
Free Hugs

Recently there were ELEPHANTS IN THE NEWS book launches in both hemispheres, North and South. Dad launched the Elephant book (plus another book he has just written) at the official book launch in my home-town in Australia. The photo here is courtesy of my Aunty Marg who was instrumental in getting the book published, as it was she who who [READ MORE…]

Persistence of Vision

 Posted by on April 24, 2007  AutoBio, Family, Film/TV, Lefties  Tagged with:
Apr 242007
 
Persistence of Vision

Drive-In theatres are fondly remembered for providing teenagers with both a cover story (a trip to the movies) and a relatively private place (a car) for their furtive, mutual anatomical research, but they were also frequented by families with small children. I remember going to the drive-in to see family films when there were little babies in our family (and [READ MORE…]

Mar 302007
 
Elephants COVER

Here is the final cover for ELEPHANTS IN THE NEWS, very similar to that used in the mock-up shown to the publisher back in 2005, when the working title was “Pachyderms in Limerick”. In a classic good news/bad news situation, the publisher has already sold out of all their Australian stock even before the book has been released. That is [READ MORE…]

Only in the Movies

 Posted by on February 6, 2007  AutoBio, Family, Lefties  Tagged with:
Feb 062007
 
Only in the Movies

When I was maybe 6 years old, my uncle John (who was 11 at the time) was showing me around my Grandparents’ place, where he lived but not a place that I was yet familiar with. At this stage in the family history I think that my Uncle John (till recently the youngest in the Baker clan) was relishing the [READ MORE…]