Charlie Adley’s Double Vision – Your mañana culture has been good for me!

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Stood up cartoon from Charlie’s column from a couple of weeks ago (a little late posting it here!)

During teenage Summers, I’d hitch all over Europe. At 19 I hitched to Israel and then ventured further afield, hitching in New Zealand and Australia in my 20s

Charlie talks about hitchhiking around the world and being stood up at a meeting through the frame of Galway’s incredibly laid back attitude to time-keeping. These were my cues for this visual metaphor of these two aspects of the column. I like how they turned out, there’s something satisfyingly creepy about how you can entirely swap out a human head and replace it with another part of the body (like an ear or a hand!) and it will still “read” as a person, even with a personality!
It’s fascinating to read about Charlie’s thumb-powered travels in the column (and they’re featured in quite a few previous cartoons, that blue bag is almost an old friend!). The man has quite a portion of the globe ground under his shoe leather, but Galway was the place that snagged him, much like myself. I knew the first day I stepped off the bus, looking for accommodation for college with a friend from Donegal, that this was a city my feet were going to sink into. And a few of those pubs too…
More Double Vision cartoons here.

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Double Vision by Charlie Adley- Is there anything greater than a lifetime of friendship?

Modern man, Medieval man, Stone Age man Galway blow in cartoon

I hadn’t hitched from Malaga to Galway to hang out with a crusty from Surrey!
Cartoon from Charlie Adley’s latest column over at Double Vision. Charlie’s columns also appear weekly in the Connacht Tribune. This cartoon riffs on how long you’ve to be in Galway before Galwegians think of you as Galwegian. I remember hearing it was 3 generations when I was in college. Even then the blow-ins outnumbered the “locals”! Galway’s a warm and welcoming town and your blow-in status was never held against you!