Thursday, 20 October 2016

Shameless promotion

Christmas will be upon us soon- before you know it!
Panic buy now!!
This looks a good gift option!!!
I am in it!!!!
Only one cartoon (boo!), but it's quite prominent (woo hoo!)

Sunday, 16 October 2016

Tin Foil Hat

I write this blog from a cabin in the wilderness.

I don't have the internet. These posts are written on a typewriter and sent via snail mail to some bloke in Karachi who uploads them.

There are people out there who want to steal your digital soul.
I am off-grid.
They ain't stealing nuthin of mine!

A cartoon in The Oldie magazine.

Friday, 30 September 2016

Goddess on the mountain top

I really don't make things easy for myself with my cartoons sometimes.
Just finished one where I had to recreate a painting by Rubens.
I think I have said this before, but why can’t I just draw stickmen?
And it's probably not funny either.
The subject might be too niche- yet another art history related one.
I won't post it just yet.

In the meantime here is another niche, art related cartoon- it did not sell.
In my living room I have a print of The Rokeby Venus painting by Velazquez. It's also known as The toilet of Venus/ Venus at her toilet.

My childish sense of humour resulted in this cartoon.

Thursday, 15 September 2016

"Zed's dead, baby- Zed's dead"

I work in a basement.
My job is in I.T. support, so it is the law that I must be housed in such a place.
It's not great. No natural light or air.
Once or twice a year the pipes from the toilets above us leak.
The odd mouse shows up every now n again to lighten the mood.

Anyway... apparently one of the most popular type of housing extensions (in London at least ) is the basement extension.
One day I wondered why this might be.
Here is a cartoon in the current Private Eye magazine.

Friday, 2 September 2016

And this is me...

News item in the UK last week: 
"Mediterranean diet better for the heart than taking statins, major study suggests"

Is this really new news?

Here's a cartoon I had rejected by everyone a year or so back.

(bloke on sofa modelled by self)

Wednesday, 24 August 2016

Merry Christmas, almost

One of the hottest days of the summer (in this part of the UK at least), and here I am trying to channel festive thoughts of Christmassy-ness. Yup, it's that time of year when Private Eye magazine calls for ideas for their Christmas cards. I tried to get into the Yuletide spirit by attaching some toy antlers to next door's cat, but all I got from this was scratched and bloodied arms.
Ho hum- off to Youtube then- some Greg Lake ripping off Prokofiev's 'Troika'- a bit of Frankie's 'Power of Love'- and maybe Jona Lewie stopping his cavalry to finish off.
Ho Ho, er... Ho!

Sunday, 21 August 2016

Lasciate ogni speranza, voi ch'entrate

My computer went 'bang'- I have only just finished repairing it.
It was only out of action for a day, so I can't really blame my lack of cartooning and blogging on this.
I think my tooning tardiness is more down to the time I've been spending on my late in life fitness fanaticism.
I've mentioned the Krav Maga self-defence and Cross Fit things previously- now I can add yoga to the list of ways I am trying to avoid drawing.
Some might think combat defence and yoga a strange mix of disciplines, but now when I use my Krav skills to stamp on a ne'er-do-well's windpipe I can feel serene whilst doing so.

I guess I'd best post a cartoon- It's been a while...
Here's a fitness related one that I could not sell. It needs some familiarity with wearable fitness technology and Dante's 14th century poem about Hell
I guess it did not find a home for a few reasons- not being funny being the main one I s'pose.