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.
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’ […]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
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
I’ve done some drawings in response to Marie Kondo’s technique on Netflix… The rest is the rammel I’ve been sorting, after Kondo-ing my drawers. Does this spark joy for you? Or do you think I must be a hoarder? Some of this stuff is from the Riot Grrrl days… (sticker by Bikini Kill circa 1992. […]Read more