Walter Sickert and the Fabulous Chocolate Chips

Tom first encountered Walter Sickert and the Army of Broken Toys at the Steampunk World Fair in New Jersey, 2010. It’s possible you haven’t heard them (you need to fix this, if it is so). Punky, folky, a dash of klezmer (which may not be spelled like that, spellcheck has no idea) lively, anarchic, dark, playful, very good at getting inside your head and staying there. In short, it was love at first listen and we think they rock.
Walter is, just considering him without the lovely Broken Toys for a moment, a one man explosion of creative energy. We assume he doesn’t sleep, or that he’s got a twin, or a clone, or a wind up cog based version of himself that enables him to get it all done. He’s doing a comic, he’s doing arty things with Amanda Palmer, he’s everywhere right now (have you checked under your bed recently?) and one of the places where he is, startlingly, is the Chocolate Chips and Rocket Ships project.
We were quite surprised.
Walter is a late joiner to this glorious project, we found out this week from Edrie Edrie (one of the aforementioned lovely Broken Toys and player of sinister accordion music). We are, not to put too fine a point on it, bloody excited by this development.
What on earth is Walter Sickert going to do when he sets out to illustrate children’s poem for John O’Marra? We don’t know. We very much want to know. We think you ought to know.
If you aren’t backing the project already, there is still time, and we need you. Please go to Kickstarter , and pile in. Amazing things are going to happen here. If you want to know more, you can find it on

About Nimue Brown

Druid, author, dreamer, folk enthusiast, parent, wife to the most amazing artist -Tom Brown. Drinker of coffee, maker of puddings. Exploring life as a Pagan, seeking good and meaningful ways to be, struggling with mental health issues and worried about many things.
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