Steve Green over at TRS2 over at bugpowder.com has posted a very kind review of Mindy/Pool:
Despite being conceived as a "gap comic" project to drag himself out of a creative slough in early 2006 prior to a full-on assault upon Tongue of the Dead #2, David Baillie's Mindy / Pool is no throwaway mini-comic.
Rather, it offers two charming vignettes, "Pool" (a 14pp comedy sketch set in a public swimming pool) and "Mindy" (a wry 13pp dig at celebrity culture hinged upon a case of mistaken identity), both of which exhibit a melancholy humanity with a deftness of touch barely hinted at by its deliberately simplistic graphic style.
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I used to work in the City of London. Despite any complaints you may have heard me make, my last job there I actually really enjoyed. The people were nice and my desk overlooked the Thames. The gym I went to was two doors down and no one minded if I fancied taking off for an hour's swim and sauna. (I'm making it sound like the boss turned a blind eye - no one minded because everyone nipped off for a game of squash or a workout).
Turning down the extension to my final contract was difficult because I knew I had it good. I'd saved enough money to cushion the shock of going freelance, but then how much is enough?
I still go to the same gym, but now it's not next door. I don't mind because the bank-side walk there is lovely all year round. The company I worked for have since moved on and the building is now covered in scaffolding. The one next door has already been knocked down. When I passed there a couple of days ago it made me a bit sad to think that it would all be gone soon. I have fond memories of sitting outside in the sun eating lunch with my team or grabbing a quiet moment to read.
This is what it looked like the day before yesterday:
This street is Angel Passage, presumably where Alan Moore got the title for his spoken word performance.
Two other photos I took on the same stroll.