Wednesday 31 August 2011

Pirate School

Why do we demand looters are strung up and prosecuted but then let our children pretend to be Pirates who were the looters of the 18th century attacking merchant shipping and misbehaving?

Saturday 27 August 2011

Swinging Sixties

They say if you remember the sixities you weren't there - I wasn't there I was minus three.  However I had to enter something for the CCGB compedition so here it is...

The Sixties started over 50 years ago!

Thursday 25 August 2011

Apple And The Fall

Today Apple's stock fell after news broke today that the iconic Steve Jobs was stepping down as Chief Executive.  On the one hand it was sad news from a human perspective given what it says about Steve Job's health but it also forced a founding giant of the IT industry to step down just as Apple was at the top of  it's game but markets aren't that sentimental.

His successor Tim Cook obviously has big shoes to fill and many articles today have analysed whether he is the man to keep Apple going forward or if they need a new charismatic figure.  Certainly Apple won't collapse any time soon and there will continue to be releases and improvements to the iPad and iPhone but where will the creative drive for the next big thing come from?  The jury is still out but you only have to look at Microsoft post-Bill Gates to know that today's market leader can be tomorrows also ran.  As an admirer of Apple over the years (including the period when they were drifting before Jobs returned) I wish them well but it will be interesting challenge to lift the company again.

This is my third Adam and Eve cartoon so far (first, second) and while I'm sure it looks more realistic than predecessors I'm worried Facebook will censor it for too much pink.

Tuesday 23 August 2011

One Screen

I can imagine myself saying this when I get older in the same way my parents insisted that the television destroyed families sitting round the table.

Monday 15 August 2011

Seattle Grace

I've watch so many episodes of Grey's Anatomy that I thought I could draw the layout.  We are only at season five!

Saturday 13 August 2011

Manufactured Pop

Tough CCGB captionless (no words) compedition this weekend around 'MUSIC'.

Saturday 6 August 2011

World Monopoly

Why knows what the markets will do when they open on Monday but you can be sure that there will be no buying of our debt, no bailouts for taxpayers and nobody will allow us to print off our own money,

Continuing the CCGB caption compedition board game theme here is my take on the global economy.

The markets have been in freefall this week and while some of the panic is media hype and market jitters the debt mountains of the US and European economies is a significant worry.  So my (not very accurate) prediction for next weeks is that the US will announce QE3 (Quantitive Easing 3) i.e. printing money and Europe will buy Spanish and Italian bonds while beefing up the powers of the EFSF (European Financial Stability Facility).  Markets will still fall.

They are from left to right Angela Merkel (German Chancellor), Wen Jiabo (Chinese Premier), Silvio Berlusconi (Italian PM) and Barack Obama (US President).  Of the four I enjoyed drawing Silvio and Barack the most and struggled alot with Angela.

Tuesday 2 August 2011

DIY Reactor Kit

Having completed a week of DIY tasks I can appreciate the pain of forgetting that vital component that later proves essential.

The obviously don't do DIY nuclear reactor kits for the reason shown above.

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