Tuesday, 29 January 2013

Kling Klang

Although I'm quite fortunate to have a few cartoons in print right now, I thought I'd mention a non seller.
This one is a personal favourite of mine- but when I thought it up I had my doubts it would ever sell.
I drew it anyway.

This will mean nothing to you if you weren't raised on 1970's British children's television.
Blimey- talk about restricting your market...
I was proved right- no one took it- despite a couple of editors saying they liked it.
Another one also told me he had no idea what it was about.

I won't explain it- maybe its better as an enigma.

Friday, 18 January 2013


I've never felt the urge to consume immediately whatever it is I'm buying in the supermarket- yet some people seem to find it impossible to wheel their trolley past a display of sausage rolls without grabbing one- unwrapping it and stuffing their fat jowly faces with the product- no wonder their offspring do the same thing with sugar laden chocolatey treats.
Of course, the middle and upper classes experience similar problems too, I expect...

Anyway- rant over. See this drawing- What do you think took longest to draw? I'll tell you- the yummy mummy's shoes- probably a day to get them right- I really need to learn to care a bit less-sigh.

Saturday, 12 January 2013

nil desperandum

Cartooning can be a bit demoralising at times. You spend ages creating these rib tickling works of genius- only to have them crumpled up and thrown back at you by the all powerful magazine editor- what’s the matter with these people!?! Don’t they realise I spend literally minutes stealing ideas, and hoping no one will notice! (oops- ignore that last bit).

But- there are some discerning folk out there, so you just need to keep trying.
This cartoon was drawn in 2010- it’s only recently found a home- courtesy of those lovely Saga people.