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 leaning when planning a comedy gig, is towards being grotesque, leaping about, saying what I want to say but doing it as a character, so I can be more absurd and sometimes say the opposite of what I’d really say, in order to have fun, be surprising and make people laugh. My favourite comedians […]Read more
Interesting article in the Guardian today. I usually avoid the papers, I can’t remember why I was distracted into reading this today. It’s about children and screen time, and it’s sort of common sense. The stupid things we do in our own homes, like trying to do exercise with an audience. Shabby Shit, I mean […]Read more
Kondo thoughts continued. I really do think I’d be better at throwing out other people’s stuff, but that’s not allowed, apparently. I found a review that me and my best friend did for MacDonald’s on the first and last time we went there to eat. There were actual poos on the seats in the loo. […]Read more
Here are some other pictures from my year so far. I really like the Marie Kondo method and Shinto and all that, but I am also doing comedy about it, though I’ve had to draw the line at doing an impression. (I did have one but it was vetoed by my audience member. I am […]Read more
Creative Challenges So Far… My creative challenge today, is uploading images to this flaming page. It’d be quicker to invite you, one by one for tea, to have a look at my sketchbook at your leisure. Anyway. Heather Minor and me have been having great fun doing our first ever podcast. It’s about creativity, how […]Read more