Monday, 31 August 2015

Kevin McCloud

I go up to that London a fair bit- have done for many years.
It's been getting quite tall recently.

A cartoon in The Oldie magazine.

Thursday, 20 August 2015

I dream of Jeannie

A while ago I tried my hand at the 3D arts.
It was meant to be a Minotaur reading a book.
I ran out of the air-drying clay, so it became a (poorly sculpted) Minotaur without hands or the bull's head (which I guess is the important bit for representing a Minotaur).

Fast forward about 3 years, and I try my hand at watch repairs. It was a cheap but cool looking 1970's era LED digital watch.
The market stall owner on the Golborne road said he couldn't guarantee it working, so I got hold of it for a fiver and took it home.
With great skill, and some solvent, I was able to ease out the ancient corroded battery and replace it with a nice and shiny fully charged one.
With great ham-fistedness I then unintentionally destroyed the printed circuit board with a screwdriver.
So close...

So, two half a**ed objects-  put them together with a bit of blutack and what do you get?
(and with the addition of some books from a charity shop)

Sunday, 9 August 2015

Tour de France

I had a hack about in my garden the other day.
Something odd was jutting out of a rather overgrown patch.
I grabbed hold and pulled.
And pulled.
And pulled.

Just needs a new inner tube I reckon.

Friday, 7 August 2015

Snake Oil

I can't recall exactly when I came up with the idea for this cartoon, but it was many years ago.
Ever the industrious get-up-and-go chap that I am I only just drew it last month.
It is in this week's Spectator magazine.

I reckon there must have been some news story at the time about alternative treatments and medicines becoming available on the National Health Service.

I originally was going to have just the standard doctor type coming up with the line, but decided to try a new-age hippy type character.
I dunno now. Is it over-egging the gag a bit?
Ah, well- it sold, so I should let it go.