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About chrispagefiction

Author of the novels Another Perfect Day in ****ing Paradise, Sanctioned, Weed, King of the Undies World, The Underpants Tree, and the story collection Un-Tall Tales. Editor, freelance writer, occasional cartoonist, graphic designer, and all that stuff. At heart he is a London person, but the rest of his body is in long-term exile in Osaka, Japan.

Boll-ox to the year of the steak

Dateline: January 1st, 2021, on my sofa I was mildly puzzled this last week to see that beef was being energetically promoted at the supermarket. Beef in Japan is expensive, steaks especially so. But the local Seiyu had piles and … Continue reading

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Is 2020 hindsight 2021 foresight?

A happy new year to all my readers — I hope.

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The behind the scenes deals that seal no deal

Of course there’s no deal. There was never meant to be a deal.  The talk, the manoeuvring, the posturing, the negotiations have been an elaborate pantomime, a pretence at getting a deal because no deal was what Johnson and his … Continue reading

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Yay!

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Seitaro Kuroda — artist in perpetual motion

Golden Week. Exploring Osaka with my camera I stopped by Hozenji, Namba, and found a jazz band setting up inside the temple and, nest to the band, an artist arranging drawing paper and coloured pens on a table.  Hozenji is … Continue reading

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Gaping wound?

This image was originally posted on The Cannibal’s Gazette, and now by my popular demand, reposted here. “Gaping wound? Heart flayed bare? Time to dismantle capitalism.” The inhumane have long since taken over the world and are cannibalising us. Time … Continue reading

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Cartoon with square wheels

Brexit: reinventing the wheel and making it square. I dashed this one off really quickly in an hour before heading out to work, which is why it’s so scrappy. But I liked the idea even though I haven’t re-drawn it.

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It’s that time of year again, innit.

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Bollocks to: Facebook

It might be time to talk about Facebook. Advertisers are boycotting the platform for July because of Facebook’s stance — or lack of it — over hate speech and incitement. These advertisers include Unilever, Coca-Cola Starbucks, Adidas and many others. … Continue reading

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