Dave Dye has won many awards.
But today he wins the prize for Most Obliging Entrant to BeforeTheyWereFamous.org In The World Ever.
On our first day here at Mother, he came up to us and asked if we’d like some more early scamps to put onto our #MyFirstFolio site. An hour later he put them into our actual hands. We didn’t have to e-harass him or anything.
Which is a long way of saying, hooray, we finally have a new addition to our gallery of first books from esteemed creatives.
Here is a small taster of Dave Dye’s early marker-pieces:
You can see the rest at Beforetheywerefamous.org
Which brings us to our other news. We have left BMB after three lovely years. As well as the people, I (Lol) am really going to miss Covent Garden’s secret lido, and the biblical Homeslice pizza in Neals Yard. If you’ve not been there, go. They redefine the very meaning of what pizza can be.
On the other hand, I’m definitely not going to miss the army of manic soap people who populate Neal street all day every day, desperately trying to shove miniscule rhombuses of shiny brown soap into your hands (a breed worse than chuggers!)
It is oddly nostalgic being back in Shoreditch every day, after all the time we spent at the other side of this block, in The Tea Building when we were at Glue.
The Biscuit Building is actually much cosier than the artic Tea Building. And they feed you breakfast and lunch (and lunch leftovers if you work late!), so you need never go outside.
We’re waiting for the myth of ‘The Mother Stone’ to rear its head. Any day now.