Posts Tagged ‘ NICK ABADZIS, guest blogger ’


March 6, 2006
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Good Places to Draw People No. 3 (Continued) Still on the bus. The buses are better than the tube in London, but if you get caught in the morning rush hour ’round our way, it can still be a bit of a trying time getting anywhere. As ever, the answer is to draw. Patiently.

February 27, 2006
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Good Places to Draw People No. 3 Cafes are great places to observe people. Unfortunately, I haven’t been in any recently and the pub doesn’t really count. So the bus stands in here, at number three of “Good Places to Draw People”. Actually, I like the way one is forced to draw while on the Read the Rest…

February 20, 2006
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Overheard Remark No. 1 Richmond Station tube platform, London, 9th October 2005. A mother says to her child, who is holding a single flower, “If you keep smelling it, it’ll be ruined.” It occurs to me that a flower has a finite source of perfume. But how quickly can it be used up by a Read the Rest…

February 13, 2006
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I saw this bloke sitting in the lobby of the Hotel Baltschug Kempinski in Moscow, just across the river from Saint Basils. He wore a high-collared suit and had a whopping great grey moustache (mustache for those of you in the US) and looked, for all the world, just like Stalin. Well, maybe his hair Read the Rest…

February 6, 2006
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November 2005: I saw this bloke on the Piccadilly line tube one Monday lunch time. He was talking to his mate, whose left foot I managed to get in to this drawing. They both had these suedy-looking mutant sneaker things on. They were really into their shoes because they kept talking about shoe designers, a Read the Rest…

January 30, 2006
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Good Places to Draw People – No. 2 Airports, of course. Airport waiting lounges where people drape themselves over buff-coloured couches and make important phone calls on their cellphones before the ‘plane shuts them up. Airports, with all their points of connection and disconnection; becoming airborne and becoming someone else, someone who isn’t rooted anymore Read the Rest…

January 23, 2006
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I saw this girl standing, writing in a journal on the platform of South Kensington tube station, a stop I go to a lot because I work for a publisher located there. This girl was intriguing, a.) because she appeared to be writing with pink ink and b.) because she also wore bright pink trousers Read the Rest…

January 16, 2006
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(From Nick Abadzis, in London, author of the upcoming :01 title LAIKA, about which we shall say nothing yet!) Good Places to Draw People No.1 Many things in England are about waiting, putting up with stuff or queuing. British people love to wait in line. Is this stoicism, or a desire to allow valuable minutes Read the Rest…