“All exploitive art should look like it’s been knocked up at 5am by some wasted bum who once had talent but is now seriously on the slide.”

Suzi Goes To Manhattan


Despite my wife Sally not being a huge fan of Suzi she does begrudgingly come up with the occasional scenario for the series. Normally her suggestions revolve around my imaginary 18 year old niece falling into a volcano or being shredded by piranha but this is one of her nicer ideas. Mind you, she’s also suggested a follow up painting in which the umbrella blows inside out and Gizmo gets wet thus releasing hoards of slavering gremlins that chew Suzi’s head off!
Sally’s main complaint about the Suzi paintings is that I still make her pose for a lot of them, despite the fact that she’s in her 50’s. Apparently she’s fed up hearing how I’m going to ‘perk her like a 20 year old with my magic brushes’ and told me in no uncertain terms that if she hears the phrase again she’ll make my brushes disappear and there’ll be nothing magical about where they wind up!