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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.



My spring shows coming up:  DEVON: Saturday 7th May – solo comedy show WIFE ON EARTH Tinner’s Moon Festival, Ashburton Devon, you say? Tickets please! Sunday 8th May – children’s comedy show ‘STINKY MCFISH AND THE WORLD’S WORST WISH’  Tinner’s Moon Festival, Ashburton Might as well go to both shows in Devon. Give me a ticket EAST SUSSEX […]

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Hello Eastbourne and East Sussex Subscribers! Just a quick one to say that we are starting up our comedy night at The Lamb Inn, High St, Eastbourne again regularly and tickets are now on sale for the first one of these, Saturday 28th May. Massive thank you to all our brilliant audiences who have joined […]

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Helloooooooo and welcome back to my news desk! I hope all is well with you, thank you for sticking around. I don’t think I’ve done a news update since nothing much happened last time. I’ve been cooking from scratch a lot, planning some new things for you to see, and have tidied all the paper […]

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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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