A few of the various things I’ve made recently for the RSPB’s Glasgow Wildlife Garden Festival. The festival starts tomorrow with a cycle round the city, and there are loads of fun events happening at various green spaces over the next few weeks. Local schools are also celebrating six of Glasgow’s ‘ambassador species’: hedgehogs, bumblebees, pipistrelle bats, swifts, water voles and house sparrows.

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'No Plan B' by Gill Hatcher
Today we have another short comic strip by Gill Hatcher. Gill says:
"I drew this quick comic while at last week’s Drink n Draw, a fortnightly gathering of comic creators in Glasgow. It was an exceptionally busy meet, and as well as the usual drinking and drawing, there was much talk of the referendum, in particular the latest TV debate and the rather disastrous Better Together advert targeted specially at women, which I’m sure everyone has seen by now. 
One of the things that irritated me most about the second debate was Alistair Darling’s repeated insistence that the Scottish public weren’t being given a clear ‘Plan B’ if a currency union agreement should fail. This might have been a valid point at the first debate, but, without trying too hard, I’ve understood what the currency Plan B is for weeks now. It feels like an attempt at brainwashing!” 
You can see more of Gill’s work on her website, or follow her on facebook and twitter. To see Gill’s longer submission to the Comic Soapbox project go here. 
Gill will be taking part in a Comic Soapbox Q&A this Saturday in Glasgow, alongside Stephen Goodall. Free to attend but book ahead here. 

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'No Plan B' by Gill Hatcher

Today we have another short comic strip by Gill Hatcher. Gill says:

"I drew this quick comic while at last week’s Drink n Draw, a fortnightly gathering of comic creators in Glasgow. It was an exceptionally busy meet, and as well as the usual drinking and drawing, there was much talk of the referendum, in particular the latest TV debate and the rather disastrous Better Together advert targeted specially at women, which I’m sure everyone has seen by now.

One of the things that irritated me most about the second debate was Alistair Darling’s repeated insistence that the Scottish public weren’t being given a clear ‘Plan B’ if a currency union agreement should fail. This might have been a valid point at the first debate, but, without trying too hard, I’ve understood what the currency Plan B is for weeks now. It feels like an attempt at brainwashing!” 

You can see more of Gill’s work on her website, or follow her on facebook and twitter. To see Gill’s longer submission to the Comic Soapbox project go here

Gill will be taking part in a Comic Soapbox Q&A this Saturday in Glasgow, alongside Stephen Goodall. Free to attend but book ahead here

Drawing of Ailsa Craig from my indyref comic for Comic Soapbox. Ailsa Craig is an uninhabited island off the Ayrshire coast that is teeming with seabirds, especially gannets. It’s an awe-inspiring site to see as you drive along the coastline.
The whole island is a nature reserve and is also famous for its granite, which is used in curling stones (and was also used in the baton for the Commonwealth Games). 
I included Ailsa Craig in the comic as an example of Scotland’s amazing wildlife, which is a huge asset to our country, and also because curling is a sport we’re actually pretty good at!

Drawing of Ailsa Craig from my indyref comic for Comic Soapbox. Ailsa Craig is an uninhabited island off the Ayrshire coast that is teeming with seabirds, especially gannets. It’s an awe-inspiring site to see as you drive along the coastline.

The whole island is a nature reserve and is also famous for its granite, which is used in curling stones (and was also used in the baton for the Commonwealth Games). 

I included Ailsa Craig in the comic as an example of Scotland’s amazing wildlife, which is a huge asset to our country, and also because curling is a sport we’re actually pretty good at!