Monday, August 20, 2012

Adam's Adventures

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Adam's Adventures is appearing in The Sun newspaper every Saturday over the holidays. Here's the latest strip. It's great fun to write and draw!

I wrote a little bit about the strip for Procartoonists blog:

"Got a call from The Sun asking for a strip to run in a kids pull-out section of their TV guide during the school holidays. The deadline was tight but I had a family strip in development that I thought was suitable, they liked it and went with it, asking me to make the teenage son the main character. They came up with the title 'Adam's Adventures' - seems as good a title as any!  The initial plan was to run for 4 weeks, but that's been extended."


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Monday, August 13, 2012

Beat the Cartoonist - voting time

Yes, it's time for me to face the ritual humiliation that is 'Beat the Cartoonist'. The score currently stands at Readers 4, Cartoonists 2, so there's still everything to play for :)
Head here to pick your favourite caption:

Thursday, August 09, 2012

Fresh from the printers

Just arrived from the printers - a fresh batch of 'Seldom Seen Blog Volume 1' and a new one... 'The Little Book of Baah!' (printed by those marvellous folk at
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Wednesday, August 08, 2012

Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday

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Strange Looking Bloke Wednesday returns with a guest post!

My good friend and fellow cartoonist Gerard Whyman unearthed a rare drawing of 'Partially sighted' Norris Starling, blues 'singer' extraordinaire, together with this bio:

"Norris has been playing the blues since being laid off from his job as a paper boy in 1964 and he's been on the dole ever since. He sings songs about failed romances, babys that have left him, babys that have been left on his doorstep, his collection of bottle tops, his collection of tank tops and his faulty central heating system. All for 50 pence a performance, just don't tell the DSS - not that it matters, no one ever pays him anyway. Norris has always suffered from a lack of perspective resulting in his lower body looking grossly enlarged in comparison to his upper body - he wasn't drawn at floor level, he really does look like that."

Big thanks to Ger for supplying this week's SLBloke! - I hope to feature more guests in the coming months.


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Tuesday, August 07, 2012

Reader's Digest Balloon Cartoon

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This cartoon appears in the latest edition of Reader's Digest. It sat in my sketchbook for 2 years before I drew the idea up in May this year. Some doodles take time to mature!


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Monday, August 06, 2012

Beat the Cartoonist

I'm featured in the latest Readers' Digest 'Beat the Cartoonist' caption competition. Win £100 and a framed print! It's my first appearance in the competition so try not to be too funny :) Cheers!

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Wednesday, August 01, 2012

Beano memories

My brother sent me these pictures today - what a trip down memory lane they are!

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Here's the letter my brother wrote (let's be honest, it's pretty good for a 7month old child :)

Of course, having the Star Letter that week meant we won the main prize - a Dennis the Menace striped jumper! Clearly it was too big for my brother so I snaffled it. I wore it for a few years and then - strangely enough - sent it to Mike Read on Saturday Superstore after he mentioned joining the Dennis Fan Club. He read my letter out and thanked me for the jumper. Fame at last!

True Story!