Thursday, 21 June 2012


...A Strange? Who knows what really goes on but right now Julian Assange seems to be holed up in the Ecuadorian Embassy. Probably won't end well.

Friday, 15 June 2012

Live caricature adventures

I have wanted to do some live caricaturing for a while now but where to start? So I get this call from a friend inviting me to Number 10 to do some drawing at Dave Camerons jubilee street party. Well that would be a good place to start for sure. I would be caricaturing kids - which would be a challenge as I had never even caricatured a kid before. Hmmm some hasty research and practice on the kids at home and their friends and we're off to Downing Street. Went really well, the kids - mostly cubs and scouts - were great fun and were clearly loving being drawn. Pulled off about a dozen sketches most of which I was happy with but unfortunately I have no record whatsoever! A steep learning curve if ever there was one but a fantastic day. domrichardsillustration on facebook for more pics

Thursday, 19 April 2012


...the snake still in control in Syria. Working on my editorial cartoons right now. Digital colour seems to work best for me. Only took one shot at the caricature - could do better but I want to keep the timescale down. I had to google 'lying body' for research and it came up with a pic of Nick Clegg. Funny.

Thursday, 12 April 2012


...the Shred. Didn't blog this a few weeks ago when it appeared in Private Eye. They have been keeping a keen eye on Fred Goodwin, the disgraced former CEO of RBS. Submitted both versions, the second being a digital manipulation of the first. You have got to love photoshop. The devil is in the details - the shirt that's too big for his pencil neck, the stiff hair, the pursed lip. Second version wins no question.

Wednesday, 4 April 2012

Rotten... Managed to get another cartoon in Private Eye (1311) which is all good. Tho why they didn't put it in last issue to coincide with the launch of the Ipad 3 i have no idea! For those unaware the Foxconn factories (build for apple etc) do actually have nets to prevent overstressed workers from throwing themselves off. I know unbelievable huh - google it. Doesn't stop me wanting a nice shiny ipad - but i'd be happy to pay the extra - wouldn't you?

Monday, 20 February 2012


...parrots come to mind. Andrew Lansley again. On more familiar territory with this style. He is just testing how sick he is. Or looking for a heart, not sure. I am sure he will tell us when he is ready.

Wednesday, 1 February 2012

Adventures... colour. One of my infrequent attempts to do a proper colour editorial cartoon. Andrew Lansley the hapless Secretary of State for Health blunders around trying to modernise the NHS. No one understands what he is trying to achieve. Another one who won't last the whole parliament.

Wednesday, 25 January 2012


...ain't what it used to be. What with proposed anger management classes. *sigh*

Tuesday, 24 January 2012

Money, money.... Inspired by the recent news that Tony Blair trousered an ENORMOUS amount of money last year. True to his socialist ideals he spent most of his time abroad for tax purposes and routed his wealth through a byzantine collection of companies to ensure that no one can really add it all up. I tried to capture his piggy eyed excitement at all that cash flowing in. Got a bit distracted by doing an animated gif of the same image.

Tuesday, 17 January 2012


...with the weird looking head. Much has been made of his looks recently - can't say it bothers me that much, all politicians look weird if you stare at them looking far enough. He is only one of many in parliament to have been hit with the ugly stick. His real problem is he has nothing substantive to say. I can't think of one thing he stands for or anything he has said. So he is becoming the whipping boy of the opposition, amd the 'ditch Ed' campaign gathers pace. But who on earth are they going to replace him with?

Tuesday, 10 January 2012


Four years ago she might have been topical but she seems to have slipped into obscurity since then. Just fancied having a go at her as I have seen her caricatured a few times an not particularly well. Such a high forehead - holding a large brain apparently - slicked hair, big teeth. Quite a lot to work with really. Only did this a couple of weeks ago but can already see room for improvement, but I don't like to revisit things. The next one will always be better (in theory)