I felt it was time to start clearing out my studio the other day, because of the piles of proofs, printed emails and pages of rough sketches precareously towering over me while I worked, reaching a critical height, when I came across these first sketches of the HB pencil character I was later to create for my web page. I was in a Hanna Barbera mood. All Flinstone era futuristic flying cars in a 1950s style type of thing. No matter how outlandish I drew the 'modern car', though, I couldn't leave out the old style chrome headlights. Glad I added wheels for the final artwork. But where are the lights? Wish I'd kept in his raising his hat, perhaps acknowledging a neighbour, as well (see below). I usually let my subconcious take over in these doodle sessions. I sometimes look back at filled pages and try work out what the hell I've drawn. Great fun.