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Pumpkins in Space

Pumpkins in Space – In Space the Pumpkin will Make me Scream

I love pumpkins/I hate pumpkins.

I love the colour of a pumpkin, its shape and size amaze. Seen out in a field, a large orange pumpkin with its green cap, growing on the ground to such enormous sizes is just awe-inspiring. It’s the herald of Autumn and of course Halloween – All Hallow’s Eve where the the veil between this world and another is said to be at its thinnest.

I hate the taste of pumpkin. Why would you want to eat it? Furthermore, why would you put it in coffee? Pumpkin Pie doesn’t do it for me either. Okay, at least it can be considered savoury but, no thank you. It’s like a horror version of an orange…

In the far future, I can see the pumpkin making it into the far outer reaches of space. It’s too iconic not to. If it doesn’t get on the official horticulture flight list, I’m sure someone will sneak some seeds aboard and propagate them in the Hydroponics Lab. So, yes. pumpkins could well feature in murpworks‘ MEET ME AT THE JUMPGATE – and as if by magic, here one is!

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Pumpkins in Space

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AT THE JUMPGATE? Status Update Please!

AT THE JUMPGATE? Status Update Please! I know, I know! It seems as though I have been delinquent and it was eons ago that I promised to ‘reboot’ this webcomic. However, in my defence, many things have happened.

We bought a narrowboat. We drove it from Northampton; up the Grand Union Canal, down the Oxford, around the Thames, onto the Kennett & Avon and inched it along to overwinter in Bath, Avon and it was no mean feat. Our overwintering brought challenges but these were overcome and mu (the artist of AT THE JUMPGATE) worked on watercolours for A Delicate Fantasy. We eventually sold MIRRLESS (our narrowboat) but the watercolours continued.

Watercolour became mu’s medium of choice and we decided that AT THE JUMPGATE should indeed be rebooted AND that it should be executed in watercolour.

We’re this close! Oh, sorry, you can’t see that can you? Well, suffice to say, the ‘this’, is very close.

Look, here’s some evidence. Amongst all that mess sorry work are the preparations for AT THE JUMPGATE

AT THE JUMPGATE - photo of studio image
It’s progress Jim, just not as we know it!

Well, I know this is probably not what you were expecting. I mean, where’s the webcomic? Right? Just a little longer. Slingshot around the moon and by the time you return, I promise there will be some output

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rp