Velodrome print

Velodrome print

I’m counting this as a cartoon for the purposes of my daily cartooning project. Yesterday I had the chance to do a screen printing workshop in London. I really enjoyed trying something a bit different, and this ‘Velodrome’ print on a tea towel is the result. For Londoners interested in doing the same thing: The…

Does seeing brilliant work inspire or inhibit?

Does seeing brilliant work inspire or inhibit?

I collect books by my favourite cartoonists. There are now, thanks to a rather generous sale by the publishers, rather more books by the French cartoonist Jean-Jacques SempĂ© on my shelves (picture above) than there were a week or two ago. I like seeing work by other artists. Besides enjoying it for its own sake,…

Stations of the Kings Cross

Stations of the Kings Cross

Stations of the Kings Cross is a marvellous project that was created by an anonymous artist earlier this year. In summary, it is a prayer booklet containing stations of the cross images designed to be used whilst travelling on the London Underground (Circle line). You can read more about it and see the artwork /…

Waste not

Waste not

Three photographs taken during today’s lunch hour, from an exhibition at the Barbican entitled ‘Waste not’, by a Chinese artist called Song Dong. You can read about it here. To visit: go up the slope from the Costa coffee on level 0, and it is on the left in ‘The Curve’. [As per usual with…

The Emblem of My Work

The Emblem of My Work

I have contributed to an exhibition entitled The Emblem of My Work, which opened in Yorkshire yesterday. The Emblem of My Work celebrates the 250th anniversary of the marbled page (page 169) in Volume III of The Life and Opinions of Tristram Shandy, Gentleman by Laurence Sterne. You’ll find the book in the ‘Classics’ section….

What Margaret feels, I have no idea

What Margaret feels, I have no idea

I have many files and boxes marked (usually not literally) ‘things that really should have been thrown out some time ago’. This is a postcard from one such box. Now recycled, but too good not to preserve in electronic form. I’d give credit to whoever made it, but I don’t know who that is.

Wanted: choir hat designs

Wanted: choir hat designs

There has been some interest in the choir hats discussed in my previous post. However, I am sure that these are not the most innovative choir hats that we could, as a group, come up with. I am therefore opening up the pages of this blog to your choir hat designs. If you think you…

Cartoon canvasses

Cartoon canvasses

I have a number of the cartoon canvasses that I did for the Lambeth Conference sitting in my office. They are in the way. I have to dodge them in an awkward manner whenever I go from my computing and drawing area to my coffee-making, cat-feeding and procrastination areas, a journey that is undertaken frequently….

Exile Road – comic book for children

Exile Road – comic book for children

I’d like to give a quick mention to Paul, whose children’s comic book ‘Exile Road’ is being used by the Spring Harvest Christian holidays this year. Paul writes a ‘Wiblog’ on my other site (the one that was broken but is now less broken than it was). You can read information and discussion about it…

Doodle the Gospel with the UCCF

Doodle the Gospel with the UCCF

The UCCF are encouraging Christian students to help illustrate the gospel of Mark using doodles. The scheme is called ‘oodles of doodles’ and is explained here. 400 000 copies of the doodled-upon gospels will then be given out to students this September. An example of a good evangelistic doodle is shown above. One assumes that…

The made-up religious stamps crisis

Important update: The e-mail referred to in this post has been confirmed as a hoax. Please don’t forward the message on if you receive it. Details below. The following e-mail has been both circulating and doing the rounds: ‘Royal Mail has traditionally alternated between sacred and secular designs for their Christmas stamps and this year…

Rough copy of motivational Bible reading poster

Rough copy of motivational Bible reading poster

I have taken this from my ‘to scan’ pile. Drawings go in the ‘to scan’ pile if I am not filled with enough enthusiasm to scan and use them, but they are worth keeping rather than throwing in the bin. It is a kind of purgatory-like state in which cartoons can stay for many weeks…

Leigh-on-Sea Art Trail 2007

This post is of interest mainly to people reading who are fairly local to me, which is probably in the region of between none and three. The Leigh Art Trail is on at the moment in Leigh on Sea. The idea is that lots of local artists display their work in different venues, and people…