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Yep, the time has come. Livejournal feels dusty, empty, and out-of-date. I'm moving to a proper blog! blog.timdenee.com

That's blog.timdenee.com

Come check it out! There's an RSS feed and no ads and everything. And I'm going to post actual entries with words and it'll be regularly updated and I'll have icecream for everybody and cocacola on tap.
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On the lead-up to the Budget

New Gordon Campbell illustration –

On the lead-up to the Budget.

"Throughout his government’s first term, the role of Prime Minister John Key has been to be the bringer of good news, the guy who carries the ‘times are tough but the future is rosy’ message – while Finance Minister Bill English has been the bad news bearer, underlining the need to tighten our belts, for eternity."
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kill screen magazine, issue 3: intimacy

For the third issue of Kill Screen magazine (the intimacy issue), I got to illustrate an interview with the creator of Leisure Suit Larry. What an opportunity!

Since the interview deals with the creator's retirement and how gaming has changed (for better or worse) since the 80s, I decided to depict Larry as he might be in the modern day -- an impotent, slightly lonely old man.

kill screen magazine, issue 3: intimacy

kill screen magazine, issue 3: intimacy

Leisure Suit Larry and his modern-day counterpart:

kill screen magazine, issue 3: intimacy

kill screen magazine, issue 3: intimacy
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Fantail illustration

My little sister asked me to draw her a fantail, so I did one in Charley Harper stylee. Given the absurd popularity of graphic art based around native birds in New Zealand (seriously, you can't throw a stone without hitting a store selling some native bird merchandise), I'm surprised there's not more native NZ Charley Harper rip offs.

So that's mine! I like it.
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On the oil lobby’s claims about the Petrobras protests

On the oil lobby’s claims about the Petrobras protests
http://gordoncampbell.scoop.co.nz/2011/04/21/gordon-campbell-on-the-oil-lobby%E2%80%99s-claims-about-protests/

(for overseas readers, "the longest drink in town" is an iconic New Zealand milkshake cup).

The column is about the sweet deal oil companies get to drill in New Zealand, and the risk/expense of the public and the environment. Couldn't resist referencing one of my favourite films.

Quina Fina Tonic Water

In unrelated news, I picked up a few bottles of Quina Fina Tonic Water, a damn fine tonic. These will take my G&T game to a whole new level. Gin and tonics are in my blood; my grandmother drives around with an emergency bottle of gin in the backseat.