What’s been going on?
Hello, fine people. You may have noticed the recent lull of Mr Oh blog activity. I’ve been kind of busy as I am lucky enough to have become a dad for the second time very recently. I now have a second daughter, Lana, who is a bundle of joy. As a result, I have had less time to draw. Nappies and wotnot!
However, it has given me space to think about Mr Oh and come up with lots of ideas, so I wanted to update anyone still reading (bless you, you loyal lovelies) as to what’s on the horizon.
Essentially, through the blog so far, I have been posting all different types of cartoons: self development, off-beat, character-led comics…After reflection, I am now going to endeavour to take it on a new, more focused direction. I’m going to give TipTop a go and create a focused TipTop website via wordpress.org and a new theme. Also, I want to create enough content in advance so that there is a constant trickle, rather than any embarrassing lulls. Essentially, I guess it’s a bit of a relaunch but I see it as a development from what I’ve learnt so far and an attempt to get more loyal readers who may like TipTop specifically.
What’s the site going to be like and when’s it coming?
In the new TipTop site, there’ll be cartoons about parenting, Health & well-being, Uncle Bob, and general quirkyness, all hopefully held together by the characters.
I’m also trying to develop my drawing and colouring with new software and equipment to up the quality as best I can.
Down the line, I also want to incorporate recordings of songs I’ve written with the characters too. It’s all too much excitement for my little head so one step at a time!
I’ve got a fair bit of work ahead of me to make this fly, and with fatherhood and a busy teaching job to manage, I don’t want to kill myself getting thing live. Still, the passion is there, so I will work hard to get things going and hope to have something for viewage before too long!
I’ll keep you posted here on developments if you would like to track my progress and let you know when it’s ready. I am using twitter a fair bit if you would like to say Hi. I’m @MrOhComic
Thanks so much for staying with Mr Oh thusfar and hope your world is good. I hope you’ll keep in my loop and stay tooned,
Mr Oh x
Yoga is The Juice. Can’t be TipTop without it!
What is the “go to activity” that gets you mentally and physically in the zone?
Next week: how to prepare for parenthood, TipTop style.
This was inspired by a recent Radio 2 interview with none other than Art Garfunkel. In this rare interview, amazingly, even in this day and age, Garfunkel mentioned that he has never owned a mobile phone or computer. As such, he said he feels “untethered”.
He also talked of how much he enjoys walking. So much so, that he’s already walked round every State of America. Plus, he’s currently walking round Europe I believe.
I’m not suggesting we should all be like him and not own phones or computers. I love my i-Phone and besides, where would we be without computers? However, I am keen to promote a return to basics: Fresh Air is The Don at helping us feel good, and a balance has to be healthy. So let’s remember that the next time we are craning our necks or squinting our eyes at a screen, or feeling cabin feverish at our work desks.
And here’s to you, Mr Garfunkel… A reminder to us all to turn off our phones and machines, tread out and kick down some cobble stones, and breathe in the goodness of fresh air: 3 steps to feelin’ groovy.
TipTop urges you to spread this Health Message to CyberWorld!
Next week: more Health and Well-being, according to TipTop
Any of these sound or look familiar? No doubt there are plenty more ideas, but I try all these on my two-year old daughter, Isla, with varying degrees of success. Parents need tons of sneaky strategies in their repertoire!
If you are a parent, which strategy works/worked for you?
If you’re not a parent, can you invent a bonkers way to get the job done?
Next week: Trust, According to TipTop.
(Sorry I’m a day early in publishing this week. Just got excited.)
Have a TipTop rest of the week,
Hiya peeps. Well here it is, my first comic strip. The World According to TipTop. I’m wake-up-in-the-middle-of-the-night excited about it. Go on and share my enthusiasm, won’t you?
If you’re already following Mr Oh (did I mention that you’re awesome), you can look forward to your TipTop humour fix each week. Nice.
Please give the launch a boost: I would love you even more if you choose to share this post with any of your mates who might enjoy it.
If you’ve chanced upon this somehow, then why not sign up at www.mroh.org?! It’s a free subscription, will reduce your stress levels by around 37.7%* and may even change your life forever. Honest. It also makes the perfect Christmas present and you won’t even have to wrap it up.
Thanks, everyone. I’m off to draw some more sheep and top hats… x
Next week: What to expect from The World According to TipTop…
*Totally made-up unsubstantiated claim although I do know that laughter really is the best medicine.