Monday, 23 December 2013
This weekend the Cartoonists' Forum Cartoon Competition asked for a cartoon using the caption - "It's exactly what I have always wanted."
Merry Xmas to one and all.
[Later: This one won second place. So that's quite nice]
Sunday, 15 December 2013
Monday, 9 December 2013
I had to complete this in a tearing hurry ("Oh no you didn't!"), but still fell victim to a computer monitor reluctant to wake up after a few days rest. As a consequence, I was too late to join the plethora of pantomime horse jokes in this weekend's Cartoonists' Forum Competition on the theme of - Pantomime.
Saturday, 23 November 2013
Friday, 22 November 2013
Mota Tamer (mixed media)
This week, Illustration Friday asked for something on the theme of Shadow. Here's a cover I did for the fanzine MOTA in 1977, given the once over in Photoshop. Posted here in memory of my old mate, Terry Hughes.
Wednesday, 30 October 2013
Friday, 4 October 2013
Tuesday, 17 September 2013
Monday, 2 September 2013
Lush (Black marker and digital colour)
There are still lots of things preventing me from working on a regular basis, but today I digitally coloured this old (1994) drawing to submit it to Illustration Friday for this week's challenge - Lush.
Wednesday, 26 June 2013
In an attempt to get back into practice, here's my offering for this week's Illustration Friday challenge - Surveillance.
I've used an old fanzine cover which started life with a background by Sheryl Birkhead, had a figure added by me and now has digital colour added. I acknowledge there's a little clunky corner in the lower right of the background where I had to take out the issue number - must do better.
Wednesday, 3 April 2013
Friday, 29 March 2013
(Ballpoint pen and digital colour)
In my early days of cartooning, I had a particular fascination with various incarnations of Little Noddy. Looking through some old papers today, I came across this survivor of that period and gave it a bit of Photoshop colour.
Thursday, 28 March 2013
Tuesday, 19 March 2013
It's a while since I posted anything on Illustration Friday, so when they announced their challenge this week - Eye Glasses - I thought I'd bring this one up from the vaults. It's a slightly altered version of an earlier cartoon, replacing the caption with a sign within the cartoon itself.
Saturday, 16 March 2013
Sunday, 10 March 2013
Saturday, 2 March 2013
Saturday, 23 February 2013
(Black marker, digital colour)
Richard Briers, much loved and wonderfully talented comic actor, died this week. As a tribute, the choice for this week's Cartoonists' Forum Competition is The Good Life, the title of his best known television sitcom.
[Later] This cartoon earned me First Place in the Competition!
Saturday, 16 February 2013
Thursday, 7 February 2013
Wheelboat (Marker, digital colour)
You may have seen this before when I posted it in 2010. It's some time since I've submitted anything to Illustration Friday and in the absence of something fresh for this week's subject - Wheel - I thought I'd enter this one.
Saturday, 2 February 2013
It's nice to get the opportunity to trot out Dr Frankenstein and friend again. The Cartoonists' Forum Competition this week gave me that opportunity to do just that when they asked for a cartoon using the set caption "I really don't like to complain but..."
[Later] Voted into second place!