Saturday, 31 May 2014

Julio Iglesias in his underpants

This was a picture I copied from a trashy Portuguese celebrity gossip magazine sometime in 2001 when I was living in Lisbon and doing a lot of copying from photos. These magazines were completely knuckle-headed but had some decent reference pictures. I got rid of most of the copied drawings I did when I moved back to the UK which is a bit of a shame really but I kept this one of singer Julio Iglesias in his underwear. The Portuguese text at the bottom of the picture translates roughly as:

 "Julio Iglesias without swimming trunks and without embarrassment resolves to go bathing in his underpants."

Scoop!



More drawings can be found on my drawing blog

Tuesday, 29 April 2014

"Holy Cosmic Coincidences Batman!"


 GLOPSH9Z ZORT (now 42) still looks stunning today.

After dropping out of a PGCE teacher training course I moved back in with my parents in Wellingborough in late 1992 and stayed for just over 3 years or so. Whilst back at the family home I began cartooning for no other reason than I was unemployed, had no idea what to do with my life, was probably a bit on the depressed side, was certainly bored and I had nothing better to do. Nothing better to do except job-hunting I should say, which was then one of my least favourite tasks but I still somehow managed to find a good job working in the print room for the local constabulary, meaning that I could print my comics exactly the way I wanted them and for very low rates. Back in those days I was even more self-disciplined and hard-working than I am today and I used to sit at my desk in my bedroom for hours and hours working away on my cartoons and comic strips whilst listening to Radio 1 right into the early hours of the morning. My favourite show was 'The Graveyard Shift' with Mark Radcliffe and Mark 'The Boy Lard'  Riley which was on between 10pm and midnight, preceded by John Peel and then followed by Andy Kershaw if I am not mistaken. I used to listen to those shows religiously whilst cartooning, especially Mark and Lard who never failed to crack me up and play loads of excellent music (as they continue to do to this very day, although separately on their excellent respective BBC 6 Music shows). One of the regular features on Mark and Lard's show was 'Cult Book Corner' where an author would come on the show and do a reading from their (cult) book. One evening, probably in late 1994 or early 1995, I was sitting at the desk in my bedroom inking the above 'Page Three Alien' cartoon for my, still available and well worth two of your quids, mini-comic 'The House of Hatch'. As I was inking the word 'hermaphrodite' in the above cartoon, the word 'hermaphrodite' was said on the radio at exactly the same time by none other than Adam West. Adam West is of course Batman. He was on Mark and Lard's show doing a reading from his autobiography 'Back to the Batcave' for the 'Cult Book Corner' feature. True story. I wonder what Carl Jung would've made of that one?

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Oddsock 8: No Man's Land



Where is he? How did he get there? Why is he there? What is going on? Oddsock rises above it all and breaks loose. Like last issue, weird things continue to happen resulting in Oddsock finding himself 'free from the need to be free.' Perhaps he’s just fallen out with himself. What can save him?


... and isn't.


"...I find myself smiling at their inventiveness, and then pausing to think 'hey, wait a minute... that's pretty heavy'. And, for sure, they do get into heavy territory..."  Roger Sabin, author 'Adult Comics'

£2 incl p&p.

Friday, 20 December 2013

Happy Christmas!

Another cartoon that was rejected by Private Eye sometime in the mid-90s. When the new Doctor Who  regenerated with Christopher Ecclestone in the lead role, Private Eye ran a cartoon with exactly the same idea by cartoonist Geoff Thompson. Booo!


Wednesday, 4 December 2013

LOOKALIKE!

Garbage Pail Kid Shrunken ED                                   Stare-master Ted "The Head" Stead


Sunday, 24 November 2013

Nick's animations

Ahoy there! Just a friendly wave.


That's how it happens! In the blinking of an eye! And now he's DEAD!


Beloved children's characters encounter squamous Lovecraftian horror.


There's a happy ending, at least.


 Stikfas figure passes the time waiting for something to happen. Nothing happens.


 Kicka!

Sunday, 17 November 2013

THE PARTY AND THE PROCESS

I bought this great hardback book 'Russia From The Inside' by Robert Kaiser and Hannah Jopling Kaiser (really the author's names, no joke) from Northampton Central Library sometime in the mid 90s for 50p. It has some great photos from all walks of life in Communist Russia including this spread of the then leaders of that then vast geopolitical superpower including Mikhail Gorbachev plus a little addition by me (I have always found 'The Hood' funny). What a great party and process that must have been. Some of these characters were (sort-of) the inspiration for the stare-master player cards in The World Stare-out Championship Final


Serious business keeping the populace under commie control.