Friday, 15 July 2011

It's just a scratch

Back in the days when everything was black and white- and multichannel TV meant you could get BBC2- us kids would leg it out of school at the end of a day of learning all about the new decimal coinage, and head towards the 'venture playground. This would be a fenced off section of municipal woodland, where untrained (if well intentioned) volunteers had cobbled together a youthclub shack and various death trap activities (rickety climbing frames, suicidal zip wires, unattended bonfires etc). The evenings wouldn't be judged a success unless someone had trodden upon an upright 6 inch rusty nail or summat.
These day its all risk assessed activity centres and bouncy woodchip flooring.
Sigh...what chance fun, eh?

This one I drew about 3 years ago (I'm not that happy with the 'bounce' effect, or the whizz lines- but Saga magazine liked it and it's in their latest issue.


  1. nice gag, len.
    hey, i've finally been able to return the compliment re links, on my shiny new blog (was only allowed a very limited number of links on old one)
    do you think you could alter yours to my new one?

  2. Hi Wilbur- thanks for the link on yours (good site BTW)- I've amended the link on mine to yours