Sunday, 22 April 2012

I hate you Butler

Here I am watching Reg Varney's comedy genius on 'Holiday On The Buses' via Channel Berk, and my enjoyment is ruined by ads every 10 minutes- some halfwit shouting about "PAY DAY LOANS EVER SO EASY NOW JUST ASK US FOR MONEY WE WON’T ASK FOR IT BACK(*small print "this is a lie"*)!!!!"- or some perfect family grinning inanely at each other as they eat JUICYMEATINABAGITSSOJUICYYUMYUM (and somehow their cut glass English accented words not quite fitting the movement of their Euro mouths).

TV has become what we used to laugh at when Chris Tarrant or Clive James poked fun at rubbish foreign telly back in the 80's.
Hey- but at least it's in 3D Hi Def, right? Woop woop!!

This made it to the Australian version of The Spectator- so, it must mean telly is as bad out there too...but at least they have the option of going outside and catching some sun instead.

Sunday, 15 April 2012


I haven't been posting much recently- it's the usual 'not a lot in print' excuse.
Also, the past month or so was a bit of a non cartoon time- I couldn't think of any ideas- so, rather than sulk, I tried to improve my drawing techniques: lots of charcoal sketching- dip pen stabbing- getting angry with water colour ineptitude.
I eventually got fed up with that too. So, to try and give the part of my 'brain' that deals with visual stuff a rest, I broke out the music gear- I am an excellent guitarist! but only in the way that Dave Lister is (you'll have to Google that, probably).
Eventually the neighbours came round and set fire to my amplifier.
Back to the toons- forced myself to sit down and have a thinking session, and somehow managed to come up with some stuff- just got to draw the damn things now.
It'll be a while before anything appears, so in the meantime here's a reject- came about after noticing how people on trains are no longer happy with just their own thoughts and staring out the window.

Just realised how bad this cartoon is- that's meant to be a tube train- how'd they get a signal???

Sunday, 8 April 2012

Why Don't You...

I think summer has been and gone- those couple of weeks in March- hope you took advantage of it!
Of course, weather was much nicer back in my youth- although, I think I just stayed in and watched telly mostly.
Fresh air is overrated.

A cartoon from Private Eye-