A long time before this site went live Leftwing Idiot described me as a ‘Crazy language-generating machine’ and told me it’d be a real waste not to make imaginative use of my tics. It took a while but eventually I came to see how this could work, using them as a springboard for creativity.
So when we built the website and started sharing my tics, we hoped people reading them would be inspired to create works of art for the gallery. It worked, and we now have over 200 images from 89 different artists at every stage of their careers, from children just getting to grips with using pens to professional artists and illustrators.
It’s a real treat for me to see how differently people interpret and respond to my unusual utterances, and I love it when I get an email telling me a new image has arrived. My hope that one day the tics capture someone’s imagination to the point of obsession, and they’ll end up trying to illustrate every single one – there are over 5,500 of them!
At the beginning of this month, Crocadillo uploaded the first of several amazing images to the site. Since then they’ve been coming in thick and fast, and although still a long way from my goal, Crocadillo’s off to a very good start. So today, Crocadillo, I salute you – please keep adding to the gallery.
Here are my favourites so far:
Feeling inspired yet? I hope so. I’ll be looking forward to seeing some great new pictures very soon. Keep them coming!