Saturday, 31 December 2011

New Year's Resolution


This week's Cartoonists' Forum Competition uses the set caption - "Well, there goes my New Year's Resolution."

And a Happy New Year to all my Readers!

Sunday, 25 December 2011

Christmas Dinner


Merry Christmas to All My Reader! This week sees the "wordless theme" of Christmas Dinner in the Cartoonists' Forum Competition.

Sunday, 11 December 2011

Quick! Take a Picture!


(Mixed media)

Running out of time, I had to adapt an old Illustration Friday entry for this week's Cartoonists' Forum fixed caption competition - Quick! Take a Picture! Got it in with only 30 seconds to spare.

Saturday, 3 December 2011

Health


(Mixed media)

The set theme for this week's Cartoonists' Forum Competition is: Health.

Saturday, 26 November 2011

Remember Me?


(Mixed media)

This week's entry to the Cartoonists' Forum Competition, using the set caption, Remember me?

Friday, 25 November 2011

Three Basics


(Coloured pencil in Japanese fan-fold Moleskine.)

My addition to the "colourful characters" of Kerry's Moly, part of the International Moleskine Exchange, moly_x_25.

Sunday, 6 November 2011

Hair


(Mixed media)

My contribution to this week's Cartoonists' Forum Competition on the theme of "Hair".

Saturday, 29 October 2011

Friday, 28 October 2011

Scary


(Mixed media)

This week's subject from Illustration Friday is Scary. This is a reworking of a cover for a fanzine, TRAPDOOR.

Saturday, 3 September 2011

Comfort Zone


This is my entry to this week's Cartoonists' Forum Cartoon Competition, using the given caption. It's a reworking of an old Out of the Blue fanzine cover.

Sunday, 17 July 2011

Horror Films


(Mixed media)

This week's theme for the Cartoonists' Forum Competition is Horror Films. My contribution is an homage to the wonderful Charles Addams.

Thursday, 30 June 2011

My Moly


(Marker with coloured pencils in Japanese fanfold Moleskine)

My second addition to my own moly in the moly_x_25 Moleskine exchange as it begins its return journey round the loop..

Wednesday, 22 June 2011

Launch


Match me, Sidney (mixed media)

This week's contribution to Illustration Friday is a slightly reworked version of one posted here very recently. The challenge was - Launch.

Monday, 13 June 2011

Swept



(Mixed media)

There was an old woman went up in a basket,
Ninety-nine times as high as the moon;
What she did there I could not but ask it,
For in her hand she carried a broom.

"Old woman, old woman, old woman," quoth I,
"O whither, O whither, O whither so high?"
"To sweep the cobwebs off the sky -
And I shall be back again by and by!"


A contribution to Illustration Friday - Swept.

Saturday, 11 June 2011

Tribute


(Mixed media)

This week's cartoon for the Cartoonists' Forum Competition is a tribute to Dave "DC1" Carson, a member who died recently. His three main interests were Martial Arts, Cartooning and Real Ale and those are the themes we were invited to choose from in the competition.

Sunday, 5 June 2011

Latest Must-Have Accessory


My contribution to this week's Cartoonists' Forum Competition, with the caption compulsory.

Saturday, 28 May 2011

Tuesday, 24 May 2011

Soaked


(Mixed media)

Doctor Foster
Went to Gloucester
In a shower of rain.
He stepped in a puddle
Right up to his middle
And never went there again!
This week's Illustration Friday subject is - Soaked. No one got more soaked than Doctor Foster.

Monday, 23 May 2011

On the Shelf


(Mixed media)

I took this down from the shelf today, reworked it and .... back on the shelf it goes.

Saturday, 21 May 2011

Flight


(Fibretip with digital colour)

This is today's submission to the Cartoonists' Forum Competition No.95.

Flight of Fancy


(Mixed media)

Two independent juries examined this piece. One liked it, the other .... smiled. So I decided to do another entry for the Cartoonists' Forum competition this week.

Thursday, 19 May 2011

Safari


(Fibretip)

This an old image (1984) which I'm submitting to Illustration Friday for their challenge - Safari.

Earlier in the week I spent several hours making a multi-layered coloured version in Photoshop. The file proved to be too big for Illustration Friday and I gradually reduced the size. Inevitably along the way the large file got lost and now there's no way of returning it to it's larger size. Here it is in its reduced form:


Safari in Kettle Country
(Mixed media)


[And as I now find I still can't upload my offering to Illustration Friday, it won't be there at all. Stuff it]

Sunday, 1 May 2011

Production Values



This week's entry for the Cartoonists' Forum Competition No.92, using the set caption - I think you left one off.

Wednesday, 27 April 2011

Shy Boy


(Mixed media)

One of those characters you sometimes find lurking in a folder in the drawer.

Monday, 18 April 2011

Saturday, 16 April 2011

Hula Hoops and Plates


(Brushpen and coloured pencils in Japanese fanfold Moleskine)

My latest addition to Melissa's moly in the moly_x_25 Moleskine exchange. In Melissa's moly, things that go round .... go round.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Bottled


Dandelion Wine (Mixed media)

This week's challenge from Illustration Friday is Bottled. Whenever this word comes up I always think of the 1957 novel by Ray Bradbury in which the essence of summer is bottled in the form of Dandelion Wine.

Friday, 8 April 2011

No Place Like Home


(Fibretip, coloured pencils, photograph, digital colour and filter)

A new and coloured version of the previously posted Tower House.

Thursday, 7 April 2011

Duet


(Pentel Brushpen with coloured pencil)

My contribution to this week's challenge from Illustration Friday - Duet.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

At Home with The Flyer


(Fibretip, A4)

I found this in a short pile of rough drafts tonight and thought I might as well finish it. Not like I have anything else to do ...

Monday, 28 March 2011

Toy


As a boy, young Rob took a keen interest in the health of his toys.

This week's subject from Illustration Friday is Toy. An old illustration given some colour in Photoshop.

Saturday, 19 March 2011

Cultivate


(Fibretip and digital colour)

A contribution to Illustration Friday - Cultivate. I think when it was originally drawn, there was something unpleasant in the bucket, but now it's just good wholesome muck.

Friday, 18 March 2011

RIP: Mike Glicksohn



Posted in memory of my old friend Mike who died in Toronto today aged 65. He was a a Hugo Award-winning fanzine editor, a fannish giant and above all a great guy. I can't believe he's gone.

Saturday, 5 March 2011

Seriously, though ....


(Fibretip, digital colour)

My entry for this week's Cartoonists' Forum Competition.

Saturday, 26 February 2011

Comp No.83


(Fibretip with digital colour)

My contribution to this week's Cartoonists' Forum Competition.

Friday, 25 February 2011

Rotor


(Fibretip and digital colour)

When I was a kid, I was told we'd all have jetpacks by now. What happened? I don't even have a Spandex jacket.

Thursday, 24 February 2011

Layer



(Marker, digital colour)

A small contribution to this week's brief from Illustration Friday - Layer.

Wednesday, 16 February 2011

Totem Pole Madness



(Fibretips and coloured pencils)

Moly_x_63, the Totem Pole Moly, keeps rolling along and seems to get stranger by the minute. Here's my latest contribution to one of the molys in the exchange