Wednesday, December 30, 2009

Wednesday, December 23, 2009

Competition Winner

A hearty congratulations to a Mr Hugh 'Shug' Raine of Dewsbury for correctly answering the question in the 'Shug Looking Bloke Wednesday' competition. The prize will be winging it's way to you shortly.

Thanks to everyone who took part.

Shug Looking Bloke Wednesday


Here's today's SLB - it's my attempt at capturing the essence of Hugh 'Shug' Raine. I met Shug at the Web and Mini Comix thing earlier in the year and more recently at a cartoonists weekend away where he entertained one and all with his mad ukulele skillz!

For any nib nerds reading (I count myself as one!) it was done on an A4 envelope with some PITT brush pens and a little splash of white pencil. Cheeky!

Check out Shug's work at ReetComic. Well worth a look!


Win this artwork!

Yes, for your chance to win this artwork free of charge, simply answer this easy question correctly.

Q: Are you Hugh 'Shug' Raine, comic creator and illustrator?

If you can answer this question in the affirmative, send an email entitled 'Yes I am Hugh 'Shug' Raine, honest' to tim@timharries.co.uk

Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Small but beautifully formed

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Here's a selection of small 'Sun Fun' gags (plus a Star gag) I had published in 1996/97. These were some of the first things I had published. Funny to think that these gags probably had a bigger readership than anything else I've ever done!

There's a few interesting* things to note:

1) If the Sun took it now (highly unlikely since they've stopped taking gags!) I imagine the Pamela Anderson gag would now have Jordan as the subject, Hmm - perhaps a rewrite and sending off to Cartoonstock is in order!

2) Having the words 'No Fun' written under your cartoon can look quite bad when taken out of context!

3) Some of the gags were printed really small! The British Heart Foundation gag is under 3 cm wide and requires a magnifying glass to see properly.

*possibly

Friday, December 18, 2009

Thank Dai It's Friday

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Here's strip 2949, from 6 Feb 2008 in honour of the nippy weather that is upon us. Brr! etc...

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

Strange Festive Bloke Wednesday


Today's bloke is Santa's Angry Little Helper. I don't know why he's so upset, but it could be those tight trousers he's wearing.

Friday, December 11, 2009

Thank Dai It's Friday

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Strip 3220, from December 2008. This one is pretty accurate - I saw a lot of these hats last Winter, just about every other person walking along Cardiff's main shopping street had one on. I'm writing this while wearing my own daft flat cap, so can't really complain...

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Wednesday, December 09, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday

Today's bloke is nestled in among a group of Gorillaz. He's got a touch of the blueness seen in last week's bloke too - probably due to an excess of leftover paint.

Tuesday, December 08, 2009

Friday, December 04, 2009

Thank Dai It's Friday

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Strip 1237, from Aug 2001. The Eisteddfod was on at the time, so I did a week's worth of them travelling to get there, and a weeks worth of the actual event. I could really stretch out an idea when the deadlines were nearing!

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Wednesday, December 02, 2009

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday


Just in before midnight! Phew.... Strange Looking Bloke Thursday doesn't have the same ring.

Aaaanyway, here's today's bloke. I've named him Mr. Blue Hair. I've even written him a theme song. It's sung to the tune of 'Mr. Blue Sky' by popular 70s rockers ELO.
Here are the lyrics:

Mr Blue Hair, Mr Bluuuue Hair, Mr Blue Hair -air.

No, I haven't been drinking.