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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.



World Book Day was yesterday but I was too busy reading to post online. *unjustified proud face* When I was 15 I wrote some book reviews in my teenage diary. Here are two of them. ‘Jude the Obscure’ by T Hardy. That Sue, what a pain in the neck, such a flirt. Much prefer Tess. […]

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Back to the pants (like back to the future, without the stars, budget or storyline). My favourite kind of pants keep your stomach warm.

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I suspect watching a nerdy absentminded woman trying to do an interactive puppet show is better than the actual puppet show. Good job it’s meant to be funny.

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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 […]

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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 […]

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Office Life. ‘Would you put this file in that drawer and go home early? Here’s fifty pence for a cake.’

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Me and my sister use irons for crafting. Not for ironing.

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Today I was very taken with tea cosies. They really work. I forgot to go back for them. I also got myself some Posca Pens and ended up buying colourful clothes. I wonder if that’s connected? I suspect so, I’m very transparent.

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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. […]

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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 […]

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