Monday, 29 June 2009
Thursday, 25 June 2009
Tuesday, 23 June 2009
I'm sure they don't care what I think- what with their youth, globe-trotting lifestyle, and riches probably only equal to that of a British member of parliament.
Thursday, 18 June 2009
Or maybe it was just people having a nice day out- i shouldn't take things so seriously.
Thursday, 11 June 2009
I have noticed that my face takes on the expressions of the characters i'm drawing. Thankfully the only witness to this gurning is next door's cat.
Friday, 5 June 2009
Haven't drawn much new stuff recently- mostly because all the mags I submit to seem to return the rejected gags at the same time. So, it's been a week of trying to work out who hasn't had what gag, and sending them off on their merry way in the slow waltz that is the submission cycle.
Maybe I should explain that a bit more for the uninitiated-
As a gag caroonist you draw your cartoons, and then, when you have 5 or more you send them as a batch to Magazine Number One...you wait for the yay or nay...you hear nothing...you have many self doubts...bills come in...you wait...the post arrives (more pizza flyers)...you wait...and then, eventually, you get the reply from the ed.
Yep, the one you thought was rubbish, and you only sent to make up the numbers, got accepted- but all the other ones (in your mind the ultimate in killer wit and satire) get rejected.
So- you package that lot up again and send to Magazine Number Two...and you wait...etc.
Of course, proper cartoonists will have by now drawn a whole new lot to send to Magazine Number One.
That's if you're a proper cartoonist- I however seem to have watched 'Loose Women' on ITV for 5 days in a row instead.
Monday, 1 June 2009
This cartoon is in the current (as of writing) issue of Prospect magazine- and due to the nature of the setting was originally in monochrome.
The magazine asked if I could colour it in- i had my doubts due to the limited options for colour in a polar scene (and a Newcastle shirt), but my artistic scruples were won over by the higher rates they pay for a splash of colour. In the end I think it came out OK, athough I think the lass has overdone the fake tan
This cartoon also throws up the perennial struggle of the caption- i couldn't decide if my original "Geordies!" would be better.
Of course, this won't make any sense to anyone outside the UK...
I'd forgotten I'd had this one accepted by Reader's Digest(UK)- it's in the current mag.
I think it was inspired after a trip to Kew Gardens- i should point out that their sensory gardens are not like this- they are very nice and soft and cuddly.