Sustainability is a state of mind

It had been only February, the year before last, when I had looked out at the stars from my balcony one evening and cried into the wee hours of the morning. My job had become increasingly monotonous, unfulfilling, and stressful, to say the least. It was, to speak true, little more than a pay check […]

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Pigeons, Noodles and Oodles of Coffee: Q & A with South African Artist Ryan Allan

Interview first published on thesewalkingblues.com HP: Describe yourself in a personal ad.  RA: Illustrator in a complicated relationship with his sketchbook. Often found staring quietly into tins of paint and at blank walls. Violent coffee addiction. Known to yawn like a wookie. HP: How does an average day in the Life of Ryan, freelancer and […]

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The Joffster (a.k.a. Steven Carter)

(This piece first appeared on thesewalkingblues.com) I’ll be frank with you. Steven ‘Joff’ Carter is not just another one of those absurdly talented artists and musicians that I admire (and envy) from afar. Yes, he is of course absurdly talented. That goes without saying. But to me, he is also a friend of the highest […]

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My so-called bad neighbourhood

*First published on the thesewalkingblues.com In 1984, my mother gave birth to me and brought me home to a modest little apartment in Central, an area of Port Elizabeth in South Africa. And it is here that I have spent most of my life, simply relocating from one street to another over the years. Much […]

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