Ways to make money from cartoons

Ones that come to mind. 1. Have a regular cartoon in a publication. 2. Submit cartoons to publications in the hope that they will buy/publish them. 3. Be commissioned by individuals, companies, publications, book publishers, etc. 4. Post cartoons on the internet and sell merchandise. 5. Post cartoons on the internet and find sponsorship. I…

Service sheets (2013 version)

Service sheets (2013 version)

This was a cartoon I did approximately 14 years ago. It could have been 13 or 15 years ago, I don’t really know. My 14-year-old cartoons were passable back then, but now I really don’t like the style, and, as someone wanted to use this image, it had to be redrawn. The high resolution version…

Pottery diagram

Pottery diagram

I’ll let you into a secret – I’m not really posting this because I’m thinking that anyone has much interest in pottery, but because I’m testing my technology for mobile diagram-blogging from overseas. This drawing took one hour from starting to being on the blog, which was a little challenge I set myself. Don’t look…

Evans cartoon mugs sighted in the wild

Evans cartoon mugs sighted in the wild

This morning various photographs of my Evans Cycles cartoon mugs out in the wild (on desks and next to computers) have appeared, as people have been able to pick them up from the shops. This picture is courtesy of Giles Roadnight. You may possibly still be able to get one if you turn up at…

Cartooning, as seen from above

Cartooning, as seen from above

This is this week’s Church Times cartoon, in progress mid-morning on Tuesday. The final version is here (Church Times subscribers only I’m afraid). 1. Rough scribbles. The ideas for the five panels, some wording in preliminary form, some layouts. 2. Actual cartoon, pencilled-in, and starting to be inked. I will talk more about paper another…

Cookies

Cookies

Picture: Choc-chip cookies made by CW this afternoon. I take back everything I said about not really eating many biscuits. When I started blogging on a daily basis I did warn you it would be dull. So, today I inked in the remaining pictures from a commission I have been working on. Then this afternoon…

Drawing in progress

Drawing in progress

This has been a deadline week, so blog posting has had to not be top priority. This picture (larger version), taken this morning, is what my life looks like on a home-based drawing day. Thrilling, as you can see. Points of interest: Ornamental balustrades in garden Three satumas (easy peelers) Large cat (Matins) Attentive cat…

Cartoon posters

Cartoon posters

Image: Segment of ‘Bicycle maintenance’ – complete cartoon from Cycling Cartoons. I get a lot of messages from people asking whether they can have a poster of one of my cartoons. This is usually for a poster of one my cycling cartoons. This blog post is partly so that I have something to direct people…

Designing a new ‘Dave Walker’

Designing a new ‘Dave Walker’

Photo: My cartoon is due to reappear in the Church Times again next week. Yesterday I spent a few hours sitting in the CT / Hymns Ancient and Modern production department, mainly doing some drawing, but also discussing how the cartoon will appear in the paper. These are mock-ups of possible font positioning, colouring and…

Designing a new 'Dave Walker'

Designing a new 'Dave Walker'

Photo: My cartoon is due to reappear in the Church Times again next week. Yesterday I spent a few hours sitting in the CT / Hymns Ancient and Modern production department, mainly doing some drawing, but also discussing how the cartoon will appear in the paper. These are mock-ups of possible font positioning, colouring and…

Cartooning tutorial 1: Tea

Cartooning tutorial 1: Tea

Photo: Tea (in black and white for added dramatic effect). It has been suggested that I write a bit about cartooning and the details of how I do it. So here is tutorial No 1: Make yourself some tea. My precise tea specifications: I currently drink caffeine-free redbush tea but I will now, after many…

Sempé

Sempé

Photo: My Sempé books Today has been one of those days when blogging time is minimal – a late train this morning followed by a full day at work in London. Punctuated, I should say, by a very pleasant lunch with colleagues during which I told one or two people what a boost to my…