Category: True tales

Artist in Residence

A month ago, I was drawing cartoons at the Hurlingham Club. Then, just as I finished this sketch, the lady lowered her newspaper and spotted me drawing her: She called me over, and I thought I was in trouble. Instead, she flipped through my sketchbook and made me a job offer. “I’m organising a charity…

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Glasses Disasters

Back to More Cartoons I am extremely short-sighted: without my glasses, I am in a lot of trouble. And everyone who wears glasses knows the fear of something disastrous happening to them and ruining your whole week…

The Russian Penthouse

Previously on Randall Writing: The Full Spa Treatment and The Immortality Project The Cherry Orchard In my first year of university, my friend Sian was helping out at a promotion for a student production of The Cherry Orchard, by Anton Chekhov. She invited me along – there was free vodka and some nibbles, and some…

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Tutoring

For a couple of years, my main source of income was private tutoring, mainly children between the ages of eight and eleven. (This was just before the immortality project.) Today I went through all my old Facebook posts and tutoring doodles, and here are the best ones:   My tutee was restless today. At one point…

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