On the bright side I notice that many of the better ideas in these stories didn't go to waste. I have just stuck them into other stories. Sometimes an idea can crop up in quite a few before it finally sees print. The Mr Punch comic uses a hat-full and, for that matter most of the characters are ones that I have been drawing for ages.
Here are some pictures that have lead to other things...
You'll see a lot of following the arrows in ‘Jim's Lion'. I used it originally in a story called ‘The Way In'
It's not just Mr Punch and Crocodile who are obsessed with sausages, I am too and so are most of my characters!
In fact food and the digestion thereof are a central concern in my life. The scene of debauchery above influenced the Mr Punch comic in two places... as you'll see when you read it.
I haven't used this code for a kiss since but now that I see it again I think it works rather well (mental note ^-^).
I have repeatedly tried to write a story with a good underwater scene... no joy yet though lots of near misses!
I did manage to get sailing into Mr Punch... well, sort of sailing. You'll have to wait and see there again.