Tuesday, 24 December 2013

It's Christmas Eve Again

It's the Christmas Eve gag again!  This is the third(?) time.  Here is 2011 and 2010.  It's the gag that keeps on giving.

Monday, 23 December 2013

Darth Vader's Life Day


Last minute Christmas shop you should now.  Youtube Life Day Christmas Special you should and laugh your head off at atrocious acting you should.

Saturday, 21 December 2013

What I've always wanted

Not exactly an advent cartoon as it was drawn for the CCGB competition.

Saturday, 7 December 2013

Advent 8: Superman Christmas

Don't ever buy presents for Superman - he's never surprised.

Friday, 6 December 2013

Advent 7: Santa Requests


This one is actually from the CCGB competition a few weeks ago.

Thursday, 5 December 2013

Wednesday, 4 December 2013

Advent 5: How Are We Going To Top This?


The problem with buying your child that iPad Mini they've been bugging you about is they're going to expect you to do even better next year.  I wonder if Mary and Joseph had the same issue.

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Advent 4 Grampa Wampa


Christmas is a time for thinking about Hoth and is a great excuse for drawing Wampas.  For more information on Wampas than you require check out Wookiepedia.

Monday, 2 December 2013

Advent 3: Santa vs Amazon


Jeff Bezos of Amazon has announced they are testing unmanned drones to deliver parcels to customers in 30 minutes or less.  Not everyone is convinced least of all Santa who sees it as a direct threat to his seasonal business (also the Tooth Fairy is worried about being replaced by a drone).

I enjoyed drawing this as a parody of Roy Lichtenstein's 1963 Whaam painting.

The concerns about Amazon Prime Air  fall into the following categories:

  • It will rain packages from the sky
  • Criminal drones, super villains or others will swipe those packages
  • Gun wielding Americans will use them as target practice
  • Amazon will start World War Three by flying into restricted airspace.


Sunday, 1 December 2013

Advent 2: Three Wistful Men

We were discussing how different Christmas was in the olden days.  We didn't have those new fangled lego advent calendars etc. etc.


I had fun making my regular wise men older

Saturday, 30 November 2013

Advent 1: Austerity Christmas Presents


We kick off advent with not one but three (bad) jokes/cartoons.

Advent is coming

How are you advent preparations coming along?  We have a calendar and I have a few advent cartoons to share with you this December (I can't promise one a day)

Wednesday, 27 November 2013

Thanksgiving 2013


Thanksgiving is upon us again.  Looking forward to thanksgiving dinner with my American friends.

Compare this with my effort from 2010 to see how my style has progressed.

Happy Thanksgiving.

Friday, 22 November 2013

Time Traveller's Birthday (Doctor Who 50th)

If you were a time traveller it literally could be Christmas every day or your birthday.

Looking forward to the 50th

Saturday, 28 September 2013

Chess Cartoon 1


Playing alot of chess recently which has led to this CCGB entry.

Sunday, 8 September 2013

Back to School

Drawn for the CCGB competition for 'Back to School'.  English kids must be going back soon but we've been back in Scotland for a few weeks now.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Way To Amarillo


For a song themed competition referring to the 1971 Neil Sedaka/Howard Greenfield song.  Amarillo is in Texas and was chosen because it easily rhymed with 'willow' and 'pillow'.

Monday, 12 August 2013

Mrs Noah

Looking through an old notepad of gag ideas I came across this caption and drew this Noah cartoon which shares a few themes with this 4th July post.

Sunday, 4 August 2013

You Are Here

Cartoon entry for a competition.  I doubt this is this accurate map of the Milky Way and even if it was there have been recent discoveries about outer arms and the extent of our Local Arm (of which our solar system is a part).

For a funky view of stars try Googles 100,000 stars Chrome experiment.

Saturday, 27 July 2013

Wednesday, 10 July 2013

Star Trek Apprentice

Finished my Star Trek Into Darkness/Apprentice cartoon a follow up to my Jedi Apprentice Final 2011 cartoon.

Star Trek Apprentice (Black & White)

Black and white version of the new Star Trek /Apprentice strip working on tonight while watching the interviews.

Saturday, 6 July 2013

Wimbledon Final 2013

As Andy Murray reaches another Wimbledon final I have entered another tennis gag in the CCGB competition (here is last years).

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Declaration of Independence (4th July)


This year's July 4th cartoon is a modern take on the Declaration of Independence following on from my 2011 John/Abigail Adams DIY gag.  Given current events the idea that government derives its powers from the consent of the governed is as radical now as it was then.

ps. We all recognised the likeness to Trumbell's Declaration of Independence painting didn't we?

Monday, 24 June 2013

Geek Beach


Cartoon about beach holidays and wi-fi access for this week's CCGB competition.

Wednesday, 5 June 2013

Jango Fett's Fathers Day


One of the hardest questions I've had to answer from my young son is the difference between Boba Fett, Jango Fett and the Clone troopers (they all have similar helmets in my Star Wars cards).  Basically Jango Fett was a Mandalorian bounty hunter who became the genetic father for the Clone Army of the Galatic Republic and "father" of Boba Fett an unaltered clone who unlike his 3 million brothers wasn't programmed with total obedience to the chain of command.  This made me think about the upcoming Fathers Day.

An interesting question is how many clones were made from Jango Fett and whether that was enough to make a Grand Army of the Republic to defend against a quadrillion separatist drones see http://scifi.about.com/od/starwarsglossaryandfaq/a/Star-Wars-Faq-How-Many-Clone-Troopers-Are-There.htm

Friday, 19 April 2013

Google Glasses the all seeing eye


I'm fascinated in how the new Google Glasses will take off and who will want to buy a wearable computer.  However some people will see them as evil like Sauron's all seeing eye.

Thursday, 18 April 2013

Your call is important to us


True story, I drew this while on hold to my car insurance company for 42 minutes of being constantly told my call was important to them but if I wanted to call back at a time that was more convenient for me (i.e for them) then I could.

If my call was important to you why didn't you just answer it?

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Mimes in an Elevator

A version of this came third in this week's CCGB competition (last week's came second).  The original had the mime talking but Steve Bright was right it should be a thought bubble.

Saturday, 6 April 2013

Lizard Envy

For wordless competition with the theme of 'Envy'.

My friends once had a Bearded Dragon that seemed to spend alot of time sunbathing under a lamp - I wonder what he dreamed of.

Wednesday, 20 March 2013

Voyager 1 doesn't leave the Solar System


Earlier today the American Geophysical Union announced that Voyager 1 had exited the solar system into interstellar space which would be pretty awesome.  Later they corrected its announcement to say it had merely entered a "new region of space" after NASA scientists queried readings that would show whether it had escaped the heliosphere.

Thursday, 21 February 2013

Toe Clipping Fairy

The Tooth Fairy is visiting us tonight - which set me wondering about other human debris collecting fairies.


Saturday, 16 February 2013

10 rules of CSI


I have watched probably over hundreds of entertaining murders on TV  (CSI, NCIS, Criminal Minds etc) and have come up with the following 10 rules for understanding American murder shows.

1. No-one is murdered unless they are either rich, pretty or involved in a bizarre/sexy subculture

2. Detectives are unproductive for about 40 minutes where they generally insult people, trade insults and interview innocent people.  It is only in the last 5 minutes that they do any useful work.

3. Forensic scientists only ever make breakthroughs when other characters approach them for an update.

4. Police departments are populated by glamorous models the only exception being the computer geeks who are forbidden from wearing contact lenses or getting laser eye surgery so that their spectacles can signal their technical prowess.

5. Computer geeks routinely lie to their bosses.  When they say they cannot decrypt some fiendish encryption they are generally just waiting for the most dramatic moment to reveal the information so everyone will be impressed with their skills.

6. Detectives never break promises they make to small children in the first ten minutes of any program.

7. Any victim who is religious will belong to a cult that is both hypocritical and populated by violent psychopaths.

8. Anyone who is rich, powerful and connected to the mayors office will be evil.

9. If anyone is told to stay away from a case they won't.

10. Any personal issues characters have will easily be resolved in 45 minutes.

The cartoon is for this week's competition.



Friday, 15 February 2013

Zebras and Self Checkouts

I like drawing zebras.  Every zebra has unique stripes which should make them easily scannable.

I dislike self checkouts but I have drawn them before.

Wednesday, 13 February 2013

Monday, 11 February 2013

Tuesday, 22 January 2013

Have a life


An earlier draft of this came second in this week's CCGB competition.

Saturday, 5 January 2013

Back To The Nearly Future


Today I was taken in by a Facebook photo that claimed the Back To The Future future was 4th Jan 2013 (it is October, 2015) and I was trying to do something for the CCGB caption competition theme Time Travel.

Tuesday, 1 January 2013

New Year's Resolution


Kicking off 2013 with an IT joke and the startling revelation of my actual LCD monitor screen resolution.

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