Sunday, 26 January 2014

A whole new you - in 14 days!

I cannot draw blokes!
Spent all day yesterday trying to draw a chap at a desk- it is hopeless.

This is why most of my cartoons seem to feature women- such as the one below.
The subject being about new and old media- they're not so different- it's just that one tends to be a bit more subtle than the other.

The idea was inspired by an email from a chum stuck in a doctor's waiting room:
"...Womens magazines are awful, aren't they? Its all envy and self loathing. I'm making do with a cat magazine. Its for crazy cat ladies, clearly, but its less toxic than the others."

(The only reason I am writing this blog post is to put off drawing the 7 or so cartoons I need to finish by Monday- I'm having school homework flashbacks- damp and dreary Sunday with the clock ticking...all I need now is the theme tune to 'That's Life' to start up and the panic will be complete)

Saturday, 18 January 2014

Judith Kerr

Any of you lot out there reading this drivel have kids?
Do you read to them at bedtime?
Here's my version of 'The Tiger Who Came to Tea'.

Hope the little kiddiwinks don't have nightmares...

Sunday, 12 January 2014


Enough of that horrid cartoon in the previous post- here's one from a more genteel era.
I drew this back in 1908.

Friday, 3 January 2014

Atari 400

So, there you go- another Christmas has been and gone.
Households getting back to normal.
But for a moment the world was a gentler place.
Rosy cheek'd children playing with hoop and stick.
Then dreams of the next day- snowmen and snowball fights.
Brisk walks and hot chocolate after.
Joy to the world.

(a cartoon about modern video games-  in the current Spectator magazine)