Thursday, 21 October 2010

No craft carrier

Apparently in a few years time we will have an aircraft carrier or two.... but no planes to fly off them. For NINE years! So we will effectively have some large defenceless car parks bobbing around the ocean for the best part of a decade at huge cost. I tried to capture the 'carry on regardless' mentality which makes up the British character. We will definitely need a sense of humour if the tories continue like this.

Wednesday, 20 October 2010

So George Osborne's big day today. Cuts cuts and more cuts. Will it improve the situation or not that is the question. I have no idea - it seems the more I learn about economics the less I know. What I do know is that Osborne's nose looks to me like a bell end.

Friday, 15 October 2010

Stop me if...'ve heard this one before. Ok so I had this idea for a gag then half way through drawing it up I had this nasty feeling. Had I seen it before? Someone must have come up with it. Had I seen it? God knows i've looked at enough cartoons in my lifetime. This must be a familiar scenario with cartoonists. Actually this must be a familiar scenario for many: the song writer who writes a song only to realise they have used the chord changes from Hey Jude. I guess this is why I prefer doing political cartoons - if they are topical they have to be new. So onward, I checked with Google images - nothing. That's not to say it's not out there - how much time am I supposed to spend looking?

Wednesday, 25 August 2010

The cat in the bin.

When I saw the infamous video of the woman putting the cat in the bin I was a bit vexed. It was so incredible I started to suspect I was being spoofed. Was it a set up? It sure looked real. So today the truth comes out, the culprit was real - a seemingly normal middle aged women called mary Bale from Coventry. Now I am even more vexed - what on earth was she thinking?

Thursday, 12 August 2010

Naomi fail

The latest illo to be rejected by 'Britain's favourite satire magazine' Probably a bit overcomplicated - but it's a complicated story huh? Picture the scene: a warlord sits down to dinner with a supermodel and an Hollywood star amongst others. Who knows the details: Was it a set menu? Aperitifs? Soft music? It would have been a hell of an episode of come dine with me.

Wednesday, 14 July 2010

This follows a theme which has been running in Private Eye this last few weeks. Will they publish it?
I am not holding my breath but we live in hope.

Michael Gove

Harder to caricature than I thought Michael Gove. He has an unusual face, particularly a weird mouth. He's been making a hash of the cuts to the new schools program and has had to apologise at least once. He looks like the school swot! Now that's irony.

Monday, 28 June 2010


I did this a few weeks ago in response to the environmental catastrophe in the US.
Bad BP! You'd think they might have had some sort of back up plan huh? So, I then found out Greenpeace had a competition to rebrand BP so I entered it. I could win a day with a 'top graphic designer' - can't wait. Anyway it won't win, i'm not even sure it's on brief but you never know who's looking at these things. I would love to do some work for Greenpeace - a great cause.

Tuesday, 22 June 2010

I have been persuaded that its a good idea to keep a blog to raise my profile.
As I have no profile this should be easy! First up: Nick Clegg - people seem to be having trouble caricaturing him. so I thought i'd have a go - he is hard! all his features are in roughly the right place - he has no characteristic hairdo, scars, squints, or buck teeth to latch onto. He is truly the vanilla politician. I think I am nearly there, nose might need some more work. Haven't done anything with it yet, just need to wait til he does something stupid, which of course he will do at some point.