Saturday, July 30, 2011

Zombie doodle

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Just scribbled this - not sure what I was thinking about, just wondered how I'd react to a zombie outbreak.

I know there's The Zombie Survival Guide but I've got a feeling I'd just buy it and not actually read it til it was too late. I probably then have to buy the follow up books "How to treat a zombie bite" and the inevitable "Diet tips for the undead"

I'm not entirely sure what this post is about, except that I've got proper work to get on with and this is a welcome distraction :)

Friday, July 29, 2011

Thank Dai It's Friday

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Strip 3801 from Nov 2010. Ah, another benefit of not being a parent - I don't have to suffer the embarrassment of having a 'friend request' ignored by my horrified offspring.

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While I have your attention...


Volumes 1 and 2 of the Never Say Dai Collection
(featuring over 270 strips each) are available at my online store.
Available now for only £5.99 each plus £1.20 p&p
from  http://timharriescartoons.bigcartel.com/ 

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

Mr Bell and the Beano



I finally managed to visit the Cartoon Museum for the last weekend of Bell Époque - 30 years of Steve Bell. Packed, it was... packed to the gills! (whatever that means.) I had to fight though hordes of Guardian readers to look at any of the art, but it was well worth it.

Small but perfectly drawn

We're not allowed to take pictures of individual artwork, so I'd like to apologise for the poor quality of the pictures that I may or may not have taken while I was there. Allegedly.

Actually, I wanted to try and show how small all the artwork was! The pieces above seemed to be about A5 at most, yet the amount of detail is boggling! and you could probably fit about four If... strips on a sheet of A4. Steve obviously likes to work at this size, but I suspect my eyesight would have given out long ago!

Another picture I didn't take. Allegedly.
 I have to confess that despite the wealth of political material on display, what delighted me the most was the small display of strips drawn for kids comics, including 'Gremlins' for Jackpot and 'Dick Doobie the back to front man' for Whoopee (the latter strip required holding it in front of a mirror to read what the main character was saying!)

Beano rejection? Bah!

Lovely to see this Beano rejection letter from 1977 too. Wonder what 'Rhino on the Rampage' and 'Ted the Train' looked like?

If you haven't seen the exhibition, your're too late unfortunately! Worry not though, you can still get the catalogue from the Cartoon Museum's online shop

Monday, July 25, 2011

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thank Dai It's Friday

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Here's a strip from 24 April 1999, when the world was young and carefree, and all we had to worry about was cake-eating etiquette.

It's probably just my own peculiar hang-up, but I've never been comfortable eating cream cakes in public - the ever present danger of cream up the nostril, or choking on an unseen cherry. Don't get me started on custard slices...

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While I have your attention...


Volumes 1 and 2 of the Never Say Dai Collection
(featuring over 270 strips each) are available at my online store.
Available now for only £5.99 each plus £1.20 p&p
from  http://timharriescartoons.bigcartel.com/ 

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Cartoon Museum and Doctor Who

Like comic strips? Like Doctor Who? Like Doctor Who  comic strips? Then you're in luck - the next exhibition at The Cartoon Museum is "Doctor Who in Comics: 1964-2011"


I'm sure I've mentioned it many times on the blog before, but if you've never been to the Cartoon Museum, it's well worth a visit - loads of artwork on display and a well stocked shop to browse. If you're feeling particularly generous, you can even become a friend of the museum for a paltry £25. Not only do you get free entry, but also (quickly copies and pastes from website...) your membership of The Friends of The Cartoon Museum entitles you to all issues of The Cartoon Museum Newsletter (published three times a year), invitations to exhibitions, lectures, visits, private views, the cartoon collector's fair and other social events.

Which reminds me, I need to renew my membership...  Ahem!

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While we're on a Doctor Who theme, I though it would tie in nicely if I showed a DW cartoon from the vast collection of them I've drawn. Turns out I've only ever drawn one DW gag. Must try harder...


As it happens, it's also featured in my cartoon collection "101 Gag Cartoons", available in my online shop for only £5.99 plus postage. Go on, treat yourself... the Doctor would approve.

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Monday, July 18, 2011

Monday's Random Calendar Cartoon

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I've started work on another batch of calendars, so it seems a good time to post a few older cartoons from the 'Wacky world of' series. This one is from 'His Hers and Theirs' 2011