Not so crazy now

Not so crazy now

Photograph: abandoned crazy golf course, Puerto del Carmen, Lanzarote. This is why Spain are not a force to be reckoned with on the international crazy golf scene. I have been uploading some holiday photographs. Scroll down/click ‘read the rest of this entry’ below if you’d like to see a few of them. I wouldn’t blame…

Camel

Camel

Image: ‘Camel’, taken last weekend whilst on holiday. Lanzarote seems 1700 miles away to me now. First of all: belated apologies that this site entirely died for a few days whilst I was away. I’m hoping that it won’t happen again, but one never really knows. I’m hoping to be back on the blog a…

Sign

Sign

I made this sign today. Well, a machine did. But I watched. I will put it in my office in case I forget what I do. Note for readers from the design world: I was not responsible for kerning. My only aim for this week was to make a spice rack. I told the man,…

Woodwork update

Woodwork update

This is my row of hooks on a piece of wood, made this afternoon in woodwork. It is, on the face of it, a key holder, but I am planning to use it more for paraphernalia and that kind of thing. Stop and think about it for a minute – if a burglar breaks into…

Life in the Church Times office

On Wednesdays and Thursdays I work in London as the web editor of the Church Times newspaper. In today’s 150th anniversary issue (see yesterday’s post) there is, amongst lots of other things, a selection of pictures showing us doing what we do. To be honest it is mainly people sitting and looking at computers, as…

Michael Palin advises on guidebooks

Michael Palin advises on guidebooks

Picture: I had a choice of two guidebooks. This photograph shows the cover recommendations on the two volumes side by side. I will be writing to Michael Palin for further advice. [Aside: I asked CW whether this was blog-worthy. “You’re blogging every day – *everything* is blog-worthy.” She is right.]

Free gifts from the bicycle show

Free gifts from the bicycle show

Free items picked up at the bicycle show, and how they will be useful: Waterproofing liquid (soak then agitate thoroughly) Aromatic massage gel for joints (and indeed muscles) Sensitive face care hydro gel for men (no greasy residue) Putty to repair things (finish with wetted spatula) Firming body oil (firms within 2 weeks) High protein…

At the bicycle show

At the bicycle show

Yesterday we went to the London Bike Show at the Excel exhibition centre in London. Here are a couple of hastily-posted photographs – no time to dilly-dally today as I am full steam ahead on a freelance cartoon job. Above: Idiot at bicycle show

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…

Where I started cartooning

Where I started cartooning

This is the door to my room at Moorlands College, at the edge of the New Forest, Dorset. The date is approximately 1996*. This is where I first started cartooning, and this door was the place I stuck the drawings as I did them. I had done quite a lot of art up until that…

Cycling cartoons update

Cycling cartoons update

The photo above shows a knee and huge glove out cycling this afternoon. I am drawing attention to the fact I went out in very cold conditions today so as to appear more intrepid than I am. Note to self: buy new, warmer overshoes. So, cycling cartoons. The site and associated Facebook and Twitter feeds…

Three-decker pulpit with ear trumpets

Three-decker pulpit with ear trumpets

The church in Whitby has been in the news today because the graveyard has had a landslide. I thought I’d post a couple of photos taken there this summer – in particular the three-decker pulpit with associated ear trumpets. The photos below explain all.

Adaptors

Adaptors

These are the travel adaptors I won in the Hymns Ancient and Modern staff Christmas raffle. As you can see there is one adaptor, and then another adaptor with another adaptor. Thereby making a total of three adaptors. My life was very limited before I had these adaptors. I very rarely visited Europe, India or…

Liverpool photos

Liverpool photos

Over the last few days we’ve been in the City of Liverpool. A ‘mini break’, one might call it. I know, the first you’ve heard of it, but events in 2012 mean that I have come to an even more definite conclusion that telling the internet about being away is not something one should do….