Tuesday, 6 December 2011
Saturday, 19 November 2011
...Licken. 'Britains favourite satire magazine' asked me if I could put a caricature of Mervyn King onto a chickens body. I think it is to illustrate a nursery rhyme in the forthcoming issue - I am sure it will make more sense when I see it in print.
Wednesday, 9 November 2011
...Like son. James Murdoch will be making his 2nd appearance at the select committee next week no doubt to make a further "Who me Guv?" soliloquay to the assembled suits. Of course he doesn't know nuffin just like his Dad. Good timing for him as his appearance may well be over shadowed newswise by the Euro armageddon raging around our ears.
Monday, 7 November 2011
....Roulette. When Papandreou was pledging a referendum a couple of days back this made perfect sense - but things have moved on plenty since then and now makes little sense if any. Anyway it was kinda experimental - I have a book by Peter Brookes (Times cartoonist - one of the greats) and was trying out his technique of watercolour/ink. Felt great to get an actual brush and inks out for a change as opposed to digital colour. Not really a patch on his work
Tuesday, 25 October 2011
Friday, 21 October 2011
...Danny. A card for Danny's 60th birthday. A superfit 60 year old with a minor skiing obsession. Didn't want to go too over the top caricature wise - this is a gift after all - I think I got it about right. As usual a digital 'paint' figure but this time with a photoshop background.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
...Demon Chris Huhne is yet another multimillionaire minister with a 'complex' personal life. Is there any other sort? Currently under the spotlight for driving ticket "issues" he will no doubt be in and out of the headlines until he gets fired at some point before the next election.
Thursday, 7 July 2011
...is good news. At least when it comes to news of the world which has just been axed. Had a laugh yesterday when NI said Rebekah Wade was on holiday when Milly Dowler's voicemail was hacked. Who do they think is going to believe this guff? they're all up to their sorry arses in it. Lovely red hair though, very dramatic, and mad starey eyes.
Thursday, 30 June 2011
Seems that everyone struggles with their tax, though Bono's problem is probably different to most people. Disappearing his income to Holland to avoid tax, makes his saintly position a bit untenable. His green credentials are a bit shaky too if you look closely!
Friday, 24 June 2011
Monday, 20 June 2011
...Dad. I was asked to do a caricature for Father's Day. This was an interesting job as the Dad in question had certain "sensitivities" about his looks and this was of course a surprise present. No one wants the "what the hell is that?" reaction. Anyway we needn't have worried it went down well, laughter ensued, buttocks relaxed. I had previously overlooked the sales potential of Father's Day (duh), now, when is Mother's Day?
Thursday, 9 June 2011
...one goes free. Something like that. No one really knows what Kenneth Clarke was proposing in the government green paper, as it was sat on so firmly by Cameron. Coming from the team that pilloried Gordon Brown for letting prisoners out early it was never going to play well. After this humiliation I reckon it is only a matter of time before Clarke hangs up his cigar so this is his political obituary image.
Tuesday, 31 May 2011
...on loose in Europe" is definitely my favourite headline for a while. (The Sun yesterday) I guess if it was Brits dropping dead like flies it wouldn't have been considered so funny. Anyways I took a different angle for this gag. A wordless gag no less, I haven't managed many of those.
Wednesday, 25 May 2011
Balls, balls, balls. Latest rejection off the production line. I had been struggling with the wording for this for a good couple of hours when I decided to "phone a friend". My friend Chris, managed to toss out a line in a matter of minutes - well he is a professional writer after all. So with the pimped up gag, the product of two brains no less, you might hope it was in with a chance of being published. Nope - back to the drawing board. Thanks Chris - no cigar.
Monday, 23 May 2011
...afoot. When I first saw adverts for fish pedicures I was a tad confused. You know why do fish need pedicures that sort of thing. But it turns out it is very popular, at least this month it is. I think the idea is the fish chomp through all the dead skin on your feet which has to be one of the worst jobs even for a fish. I can't believe it works, I mean what kind of fish are they using?
Wednesday, 18 May 2011
There is an old childrens tv programme called Hatty Town where the characters are oversized hats with bodies. I think of this every time I see the queen in one of her trademark large hats. Maybe she wears her crown underneath them? That might explain it. Gawd bless her she's in Ireland this week doing whatever it is she does. So to mark the occasion...
Thursday, 21 April 2011
...or not AV that is the question. Very nice of the government to consult my opinion on the subject, but I admit to only having a limited grasp on the issue. Not helped by the incredibly misleading leaflet which was stuffed through my letterbox last week. I retreat to the comparitive safety of Notown where voting is banned and I am the benign dictator.
Thursday, 7 April 2011
...Richards. No relation unfortunately. Wouldn't everyone like an uncle like Keith? One of the few living legends. My favourite Keith anecdote is when he sustained a bad head injury falling off some steps reaching a book in his library. Which goes to show.... something.
Wednesday, 6 April 2011
...wednesday. First day of the new tax year and apparently it's a bad day for all the government pen pushers being given the heave ho. My heart bleeds etc etc. The Notown HQ is no more financially challenged than usual today, but that's not saying much. However, glad to report the cartoon is not autobiographical!
Thursday, 24 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 March 2011
...and Englishmen go out in the Libyan sun. While Britain does it's best to kickstart a civil war, i've been dealing with the serious business of caricaturing again. Bit more ambitious this time, threw a few more ideas into the mix (something will stick surely).
Wednesday, 9 March 2011
Tuesday, 8 March 2011
...yep, this latest effort was conceived, drawn, submitted and rejected within 4 hours. By far the fastest rejection I have had, which is some sort of achievement. My efforts to get published by 'Britain's most popular satire magazine' seem as doomed and hapless as the Hague sponsored SAS adventure in Libya. The Mekon featured former leader can't seem to put a foot right at the moment.
Thursday, 3 March 2011
Tuesday, 22 February 2011
At this stage it looks like anything could happen. A people's revolt or a crushing crackdown? Either way it will probably be ugly. Once you start shooting your own people it's usually a no win situation (unless you are Chinese but we can't talk about that). Can't help but picture Gadaffi as this Dr Strangelove character with an increasingly frail grasp of reality.
Tuesday, 15 February 2011
Always a controversial character and sometimes a laughing stock Silvio Berlosconi may have finally met his match. Today he has been ordered by an Italian judge to stand trial for paying for underage girls and covering it up. Apparently he was not so successful at covering it up.
Thursday, 10 February 2011
...and ticks. Mubarak seems to have been clinging on to power by the skin of his teeth for some time now. Well, 17 days anyway. The most interesting fact I discovered about Egypt during these events is that Egypt has been in an official state of crisis for 30 years. So I guess the last 17 days is no big deal. By the sounds of the news this evening he may well be gone by the time I post this, so this image will probably be already out of date!