Snippets of conversation overheard on the walk to school

Walk to school by Myfanwy Tristram

Walk to school by Myfanwy Tristram

Our daily walk to school takes just ten minutes, during which we join the stream of other parents and kids stomping up the hill.

Sometimes—well, quite often—I overhear little bits of conversation. I thought they were quite nice all collected together.

That’s all. I almost added a third page, which would be about the conversations my daughter and I have, but that started feeling like a different piece. What do you think; does this feel finished to you?

Published by Myfanwy Tristram

I am an illustrator, situated in Brighton on the south coast of England, and with a special interest in comics and graphic memoir. I also work for a non-profit which encourages people to be active in democracy and to exercise rights such as the right to information through FOIA.

4 thoughts on “Snippets of conversation overheard on the walk to school

  1. Hi Myfanwy – I suppose the answer’s in your question. (Don’t I sound like a mysterious old woman in a cave, speaking truth through a haze of hawthorn smoke :) ?)

    I can see why conversations with your own daughter might feel different from the wonderful surreal randomness of conversational snippets overheard. I’m not an artist, but I’d guess that knowing the context would make you frame your figures slightly differently.

    I hope you keep adding pages though – it’s a joy to see and a real record of a time. Did you really hear a child in a pushchair shouting ‘Long live Nigel Farage’? Gosh.

    By the way – have you caught Marcus Coates ‘Dawn Chorus’ at Fabrica? Well worth seeing.

    All best wishes

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