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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.



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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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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(I was reading one of her books and now it’s my nickname. What a boring one. Made me laugh for that very reason) And check out his imaginative way of getting away with a rude gesture. Dix pointes.

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SHOCK SURPRISE, PRIMARY SCHOOL ORGANISES ANOTHER FUNDRAISER.  A disco with hot dogs and squash at the hatch. It’s a tradition. (Hopefully this post has enough commas for everyone, what with the current Missing Oxford Comma debacle on the Brexit Fifty Pee. If anything, there’s too many commas, it’s like I’m trying to overcompensate due to […]

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Family Call Back on the word ‘Cacophony’. Does it mean ‘The Sound Of Poo’ in French?

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I was going to write down what those things were, but I immediately forgot them and just added the rosy cheeks instead. Maybe my Brighton train had arrived in Victoria, or more likely, been diverted by Satan and his goats on the line at Haywards Heath.

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It was originally meant to be a celebration of the seaside, and a damning indictment against the fashion for having hermit crabs as pets. But now it’s just a series of stupid voices and a joke about Rick Stein.

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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.

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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 […]

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