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.
Anita Colby’s Beauty Book is a 1940’s book about following a four week beauty regime, that ends in having a baby. In Week 2, Day 5, you have to lie upside down on an ironing board to get rosy cheeks.Read more
An art auction to raise money for two schools in Lewes has just ended and I was thrilled to be asked to contribute. Here are my Bootleg Books they auctioned. I did them for my own entertainment (and to make a dent in some of my Art College amount of art supplies), so being able […]Read more
There is a terrific exhibition at the De La Warr Pavilion at the moment. Here is my sketchbook, inspired by the 1970s Chicago Art Scene. Well he did make the scones, and forgot the baking powder. So they are cheese flavoured rocks made of flour and one egg. He still ate one. That’s cheese addiction […]Read more
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. […]Read more
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