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My Grandparents’ House

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The house still remains, in Burnaby, near Central Park. I jog past it on many occasions.

I was a preternaturally good snooker player BTW, much to everyone’s surprise, when I lived in England for awhile. It’ll be our secret.





I've drawn cartoons since I was six or so. Mostly Roadrunner and Wile E. Coyote comics back then. Nothing gives me more pleasure (except a cross court backhand winner) than thinking up a good gag and drawing it. Do follow me on INSTAGRAM @wiltoons. There, you will find that my 'toons are a little more autobiographical in nature. Thanks for dropping by!

8 thoughts on “My Grandparents’ House

  1. Sounds like you had an interesting childhood, and the mix of cultures would give you a different take on things. Living in England would have been a great experience, expanding your horizons. I, on the other hand, had none of these things, unless you count some of the Scottish traditions that my mother kept.

    1. Thanks for the kind comment, Candice. It is a joy to pick through these memories, and write about them. I am quite chuffed at getting positive feedback, as well.

  2. I will start practising again I think, just in case you’re coming over any time. My snooker skill has been neglected since the regrettable incident with (allegedly) too many pink balls.

    1. I’ve warned you about kissing the pink. I beat my uncle in one of our first games. It was then that he showed me his lawn tennis court and had my ass handed to me.

    1. I am glad I knew them too. I was closest to my Nanna, my mum’s mum. I plan to post content on all of them. I think a bunny is appropriate, I was forever on the lookout for my enemies (real and perceived) and I was quick (like a bunny). Not keen on carrots though.

  3. Great comic! I love the new “wordy” format. And particularly the “signage” that indicates what some items are. I always loved those when I stumbled across them in comics (such as the little label that pointed out Dick Tracy’s 2-way wrist radio).

    My first (and only) introduction to snooker was all the reference to it in the Andy Capp comics I used to read voraciously as a child (I had many, many of his paperbacks). I always wondered what it was like and always wanted to play it, but alas, never did.

    Really enjoyed this! Looking forward to reading more.

  4. Stone me! Nice commenting wot.
    I loved Andy capp. And the Lockhorns. Loved Dennis and Gnasher and that soppy Cedric in the Beano. Mad magazine has always been an influence and Bill Elder is the signage guy. His work very much influences mine. Thanks for the comment Biff.

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