Wednesday, September 30, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday

Two for the price of one this week, as we have a couple of guest blokes from Cathy Simpson.

The images are cropped from a set of 'A Christmas Carol' illustrations Cathy did when she was still in college, and feature Scrooge and Marley's Ghost.

Thanks Cathy!

Monday, September 28, 2009


Here's an odd post. Following the examples of caricatures I've received over the years, I thought I'd post this example of someone who's actually gone the whole hog and decided to look exactly like me.
This cutting was taken from a Bass Guitar mag quite a few years ago - a friend thrust it in my hand, wondering when I had grown my hair long and started playing the saxophone (or 2 sax's according to the pic). The answer was of course, never.

Wonder if he's the Bizarro Tim? Wait, perhaps I'm the Bizarro Tim....

Friday, September 25, 2009

Thank Dai It's Friday

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Friday is Dai day! The day you Dai! Hmm, that doesn't sound too positive does it? I'll rethink the slogans.

This is strip 3020, from 29 April 2009. Not based on real life at all. Nope. Not at all. Excuse me while I go for another nap.

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Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday

SLB Wednesday gets a bit personal today!

Here's a few caricatures of me done by my fellow cartooning friends and colleagues. I'm told I have a great face to caricature which actually translates as 'don't go entering any beauty contests'. I've been drawn at various cartooning events here and abroad and it's always fascinating to see what different artists focus on.

Here's one from Ayr Cartoon Festival, 2001. Unfortunately, I don't know the name of the artist, but this is one of my favourites. A few lines and he captures my sleepy look perfectly.

Below is a quick sketch drawn on a tablecloth from the pen of Steve Bright. That's me on the piano end, next to Roger Penwill and Noel Ford, as we perform as Beard at the 2007 Shrewsbury Cartoon Festival.

Stu Szymanksi drew the one below at the same event. Stu now works on special effects and makeup, having perfected the art of drawing hideous creatures. Hah.

Here's yet another one from the same event, drawn by Hunt Emerson.

Below is a Rog Bowles from 2004's Big Grin in Nottingham. Free Grolsch bottle in hand too...

Here's another magnificent Steve Bright production from 2008, featuring my wife Nikki in the background, performing her favourite karaoke number....

Lastly, here's another Stu Szymanski from 2000 or 2001 perhaps. Ger Whyman and myself are featured, strumming some guitars with gusto, while I appear to aim for some painfully high note.

That's a few caricatures from the last decade. If I find any more while sorting out my filing cabinets I'll post them in a future SLB Wednesday.


Monday, September 21, 2009

Ukulele Advice

A word of warning to all Ukulele players. Too much of this:

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May lead to a bit of this:



It's printed on high quality 300gsm Matt A4 paper.

It's available as a limited signed/numbered print for only £10 
or an unlimited/unsigned print for only £5

 Email me for purchase details at tim (at)
Perfect for framing and giving to the uke player in your life!

Friday, September 18, 2009

Thank Dai It's Friday

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Here's a more recent strip (No3312) from 7 April 2009. Behold my standard 'troubled youth' design - cap and hoodie. Cartoon clichés ahoy!

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Wednesday, September 16, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday

This bloke is a result of working on a calendar of horse themed gags. I was just doodling different scenarios and this was an image I never quite worked into a finished gag. Done with the usual brushpen and a slap of Photoshop grey. Actually, he looks a bit tall for a jockey.

His mood: Move it! Moooooove it!

Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Travelling Moleskine

I've added my contributions to the Professional Cartoonists' Organisation Moleskine, as part of the Traveling Moleskine project. Each book has a particular theme, and the contributors are encouraged to interpret them in any way they want.

Our theme of 'Naughtiness' superficially suggests lots of rude gags and innuendo, but of course raised on a diet of Dennis the Menace and Minnie the Minx, naughtiness also translates as 'misbehaving kids' to a lot of cartoonists. It's the angle a few have already taken in the PCO moleskine and something I've continued with one of my own contributions - a gag from my archives that fitted the bill nicely:

Of course, the book also has a few saucy contributions - here's my family friendly entry:

This picture above had the keyhole cut out, and the picture below is the other side of the door.

Lastly, here's a cartoon I simply printed out and stuck in. Yes, very lazy of me...

The Moleskine is now winging its way to the next cartoonist. It's already chock full of brilliant artwork, and I look forward to seeing the finished thing!

Sing along to the Traveling Moleskines

Friday, September 11, 2009

Big Draw - Cartoon Workshops

I'll be in London this weekend for the Campaign for Drawing's 'Big Draw' event. There's coverage of it on Bloghorn. As well as the 'Battle of the Cartoonists' there are workshops being run by myself and Cathy Simpson. My workshop will be 'Creating comic strips' and is free and open to all ages.

Join in the fun on Saturday 12 Sept, 2 - 5pm at Idea Generation Gallery, 11 Chance Street, London E2 7JB

The Big Draw Homepage

Wednesday, September 09, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday

Here's a bloke that doesn't particularly look strange, but in honour of Rock Band: Beatles and the remastered back catalogue being released today, here's a pic of George. I watched this excellent trailer for the game and loved the look of the designs, so I doodled my own version.

I'll also be strumming along on my plastic guitar to Day Tripper. Sad, I know, but it's ridiculously good fun.

Foghorn Magazine

I've added a link on the right to the PCO's bi-monthly cartoon magazine, Foghorn which I help put together. A pile of back issues are available to view on the extremely swish Issuu website - go on, have a look at Issuu, it really is spiffing with a hint of "ooh, that's rather clever!" (thanks to the Bloghorn bods for sorting it all out)

A Foghorn hard copy subscription is also available. For payment details email:

Monday, September 07, 2009

Back from hols

Back from a quick trip to New York.
Normal blogging will resume as soon as slight jet lag is dealt with.