Friday, August 28, 2009

Thank Dai It's Friday


Here's a strip from a while back - 27 Sept 2000. The previous olympics themed post and the athletics 'gender test' story that's still in the news made me think of this particular strip. Took a bit of hunting through my archives, but eventually found it. For some reason, my character had organised an unofficial Welsh Olympics (I think Sydney was hosting the official one) and I managed to stretch the story out for about 2 weeks. Really milked that one!

While delving through the archives, I found a few strips that I'd completely forgotten about that made me laugh - always nice when that happens!

Thursday, August 27, 2009

Pimp my Caption


Last weeks caption competition on the Cartoonists Forum was 'You just don't know when to give up, do you?'. Was pleasantly suprised to find mine was the winner - hurrah. No prize of course, just a warm glow in the heart and the knowledge of a job well done. Would have preferred money though.

This week's caption is "Have you tried switching it off and on?"

Wednesday, August 26, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday


Is it still Wednesday? Talk about cutting it fine...

OK, here's this week's fella - just another little brush pen doodle.

Don't know why but I get a kind of Robert Mitchum vibe from it. Maybe the eyes.

Saturday, August 22, 2009

Thank Dai It's Actually Saturday

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Technical issues mean that Thank Dai It's Friday was delayed. Roughly translated as 'I was out all day and forgot about it until 1am the following morning'

Today's strip(No.2515) dates from 13 Sep 2006. There were a spate of these roadside eye tests going on in Gwent about this time. I don't drive, so like to think that this is how they were conducted...

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Wednesday, August 19, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday


Today's Bloke. Scribbled with a cheapo Berol Fineliner on a folded up note while I should have been paying attention to something else no doubt.

His mood: freshly waxed 'tache and he's ready for anything. He obviously means business judging by the confidence of his step and the snugness of his waistcoat.

Wednesday, August 12, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday

Here's this week's Bloke Done on a bit of Cardboard: Goth in Garden. He may not be showing it but he's happiest when at one with nature.

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Tuesday, August 11, 2009

Pimp My Caption

The CCGB/Cartoonists.co.uk forum has been running a 'just for fun' competition the last few weeks: a caption is provided and everyone taking part draws up their take on it. I managed to have a go this time and it's a pretty good exercise to get the brain ticking. Always fascinating to see how others interpreted the caption too. It's open to anyone, so have a go at this week's if the mood takes you.

Here's my attempt for the caption "Honestly, I can't take you anywhere."

Friday, August 07, 2009

Thank Dai It's Friday

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Today's strip (No. 3250) is a more recent example, dated 24 Jan 2009. I guess if you don't watch TV Burp , this doesn't make sense. If you watch TV Burp and it still doesn't make sense, I guess you haven't been paying much attention.

Tv Burp's off air for the moment, which is a shame - I love the air of supreme silliness that runs through it. C'mon Harry - time for a new run!

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Wednesday, August 05, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday

Today's SLB is a character from the TV series Lost. I drew this about May 2005, just as the first season was ending . Don't think it was drawn for any particular reason - I was doodling as I watched an episode and finished the artwork in Photoshop. If you've never seen an episode, the character is Hurley, a portly gentleman who says 'dude' a lot and seems to have actually got bigger as the series continues. There's this really good bit in the 4th season when ... wait, I shall say no more in case the 'spoiler' police arrest me. Shh!