…four candles.

  One of the birthday flamingoes created for Dad's birthday cartoons this week (for more, see Creative Research Notes 36) - a visual version of the classic 2 Ronnies 'four…

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Fork Handles…?

  One of the birthday flamingoes created for Dad's birthday cartoons this week (for more, see Creative Research Notes 36)

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L’entrechat or Entre chats?

  One of the birthday flamingoes created for Dad's birthday cartoons this week (for more, see Creative Research Notes 36). The visual pun is the incongruous translation of the position…

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Look Brian…

  This was a card created for my Dad's partner's birthday. It was an illustration of his gag idea, so it was interesting to build this visually. I struggled a…

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“Love is…”

  This cartoon was created on Valentine's Day as an anti-Valentines card or anti-Chocolate and Card Industry Support day (excellent joke by my neighbour John). It captures one aspect of…

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The rose…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment  (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘rose.’

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The canary…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment  (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘canary bird’

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There is…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment  (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘aeroplane.’

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For your answer…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment  (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘book.’

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Why do you always suggest…?

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘tea cup.’

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I gave up…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘close.’

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AAaaaaah!

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘shout.’

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Ideal…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘ideal.’

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What prison?

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘prison.’

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Gravity…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘feathers.’

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Why would I…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘spooky.’

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Zebra

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘zebra.’  

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The sea…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘sea.’

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Keep it together…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘thread.’

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My street is easy to find…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘street.’

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Will you help…?

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘bug.’

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Everything…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘window.’

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One day, you will…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘joy'.

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Triangle…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt ‘triangle'.

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Evil Emoji…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I’m responding to the art prompt 'text' (and sort of…

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Yes, paint out the insanity…

  This is part of my David Shrigley experiment of 8-12 February (see Creative Practice Notes 33 for details). Here, I'm responding to the art prompt 'paint.'

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Lene ‘Fox’

  This is a cartoon of my 'sketchy' friend, Lene, who wanted to be turned into a fox. She is a ginger-haired goth, who claims to be a witch, so…

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Christina ‘Sloth’

  This is the animal version of friend Christina from the online drawing group the  'Sketchy Bitches.' She wanted to be a cat, unicorn, or sloth. The unicorn version was…

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Me ‘Sketchzilla’

  This idea for me as 'Sketchzilla' was invented by friend, artist and entrepreneur Dulcie Ball. This name results from my love of sketching and the fact that Godzilla always…

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Sue ‘Kestrel’

  Sue preferred the kestrel version of herself and I agree - it has her power, her edginess, and her smarts. The earlier 'Baloo' Sue does not capture these elements…

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Sue ‘Bear’

  This was my first attempt for my zoomorphism challenge (i.e. turn people into animals). Sue from my cartooning circle requested either a bear or a kestrel. She preferred the…

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I’m quackers!

      This is a 7-minute portrait of fellow 'Sketchy Bitch' from our online drawing session of 24.01.21, where we were posing in the style of ID magazine (i.e.…

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Where did I leave my parrot?

        This is a 7-minute portrait of fellow 'Sketchy Bitch' from our online drawing session of 24.01.21, where we were posing in the style of ID magazine…

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Yah! I’m smokin’

      This is a 7-minute portrait of the facilitator of the 'Sketchy Bitches' online drawing group (Dulcie Ball). On 24.01.21, we were posing in the style of ID…

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Cut it out, kids!

    This is a 7-minute portrait of fellow 'Sketchy Bitch' from our online drawing session of 24.01.21, where we were posing in the style of ID magazine (i.e. with…

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Maggi Hambling Cartoon

    I started creating cartoons of Maggi Hambling after getting inspired by her in a BBC documentary to celebrate her 75th birthday called ‘Maggi Hambling: Making Love with Paint.’…

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Family Mottoes…

  Notes: This strip was a way to strengthen my resolve through a difficult month by remembering the mottoes of my nearest and dearest. I always wanted to fuse them…

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A mardy day…!

    Comics diary entry.   Dulcie Ball shared that she was mardy too that day with the observation that it was probably to do with the full moon. She…

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You lot get on my nerves…

    Introducing new characters called Mardy Min (something Mum called me when I was wee and moaning about something) and the Mardy Bums. These happened while doodling about mardiness…

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Now what…?

    Comics diary entry.   Working the allotment with Mum who had ‘fizzy energy’ that day and was zooming. She tends to leave tools abandoned in the soil and…

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For you…?

      Comics diary entry. I had just been nominated as the new chair of the Association of Midland Artists.

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Listen mate…

    This is an early cartoon of a condensed memory of Dylan - our funny Australian colleague who was stuck teaching out in rural Tojo. He joked often about…

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The breath is always first…

    This is a quote by my online yoga teacher. When she said this, I instantly thought of a newborn getting slapped on the tushy into life and breath.…

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