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Welcome to the official blog of Joanna Neary, where you can catch up on Jo’s bewildered world past, present and looming. Mainly, this blog consists of scanned pages from her sketchbook with a running commentary, dashed off between duties, work and other hobbies. As well as banging on about art, there’s also past gigs, and music, such as the one about being interviewed for Prog Magazine in 2019, which led to some delightful exchanges with fellow nerds. It was all very civil, even when Jo had to admit she’d got a Frank Zappa fact wrong.



A Family Portrait. School Run, Sweets and Swears. Laddie was livid this morning because I wouldn’t let him have sweets for breakfast. He punched a pillow and angrily muttered words that weren’t swearing because he knows that’d be overstepping the mark. He didn’t even use the D-word. Last week he asked if he could tell […]

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Tickets, and books, and tickets. Hellooooo! Welcome to all. For anyone expecting a free drawing in the post, they should be with you any day now. I hope you like them. I did two different designs in the end, I’ll write a blog about that soon.   And a big thanks to everyone who made […]

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Hello you lot. This year has been about getting back into being a theatrical-comedy horse with five different live shows packed into various suitcases and ready to go After weeks away from home, eating too much and washing too little, all I want for Christmas is some homemade hay and a newly-plaited tail. But first… […]

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What’s in the news today? Ukrainian Soldiers, have been officially photographed training in high heels. Maybe it’s a PR Stunt. If so, it’s a good one because everyone’s noticed. Maybe it’s saying, “look at brave these soldiers are. Notice anything in particular? Ah ha! That’s right. High heels. Brave AND useless. Unless you need to […]

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I love sketchbooks and draw every day. This is a little doodled sequence from an A6 one, which I always carry when I’m out and about.   Have you seen ‘Hook’? We quite enjoyed it. I thought the message to make the most of the young years was a good one. Cast were ace too.

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Rambles On Re-use, Re-cycle, Repair I’ve always been interested in the history of clothes, the concept of ‘style’ and anthropology, but you wouldn’t know it to look at me. I just like reading about it and looking at other people. When I was a kid, I collected books like ‘Christian Dior’s Little Dictionary of Fashion’ […]

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Delighted to announce the return of Celia and the largest cast yet. Recorded during Lockdown, this series has a strange ‘collage’ feel to it, but manages to thread through some themes of longing and sarcasm, review books without leaving the house and bring three new special sections. These are Russell Nigel’s Thoughts For The Day, […]

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I’ve recently put out a new Celia track ‘Dear Frank’ and the response has been terrific. In fact, I’m in the process of recording Celia’s Lockdown Diaries as a sort of Thought For The Day Mini Series, will keep you posted. It’s so heart warming to create something you’re proud of and for it to […]

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New Track On Bandcamp available now for just £1. (TAKE ME TO ‘DEAR FRANK’) Who wouldn’t want a letter from this lovin’ clown? 📮 – warning – we did commas today, for home schooling, and now I can’t stop, using them. ‘Dear Frank, A Letter From Celia’ is a new character comedy, set in lockdown […]

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During lockdown, I was lucky enough to be given the chance to make some little puppet shows for children. My tour of The Crab Prince had to be cancelled and instead I made five short little films using puppets and focussing on art history and making. Seashore Art School starred Fiona Fish Finger, the mermaid […]

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