Thursday, 17 February 2011

Dr Strangelove

This week I only did one cartoon for an article about Dr Strangelove. I drew the bomb dropping on Cambridge of course :-)

I've just realised I should have drawn this guy as an academic waving a motar board. Oh well - might redraw it one day.

Thursday, 10 February 2011

Loved Up

This week TCS asked me to produce an A3 colour illustration for their magazine section “The Bridge” for Valentine’s Day. They originally asked me to produce a Banksy-esque stencil drawing of a student kissing a lecturer, but I didn’t fancy copying somebody else’s style. Instead I suggested that I draw a scene featuring a selection of unlikely Cambridge couples who had just dropped whatever they were doing and kissing, which they liked. The final illustration took a long time to produce, and it perhaps is a little less colourful than I was hoping – especially in news print – but overall I’m pleased with it.

I was also asked to do a cartoon of somebody taking Valentine's Day too seriously (I think I know someone who would actually do this).

Finally I was asked to do a caricature of Nick Clegg to accompany an article about student tuition fees. Apparently somebody commented that he must be either stupid, mad or malicious to support the government’s policy. I’ve just realised this is my first attempt at a ‘political’ cartoon – I’ll leave it to you decide if I’ve been successful. They didn’t print it in the end which didn’t come as a great shock.

Sunday, 6 February 2011

Useless Punts

Not a lot to show this week because I’ve been working on a paid commission. I submitted this punt cartoon to TCS but they printed my strict parent cartoon from last week instead. I hope they find room for it next week because I’m really pleased with it. I’m wondering if these ‘series’ cartoons are emerging as a bit of a theme in my work. I enjoy playing about with the composition of these drawings whilst making sure they read well.