|I sent about three cartoon strips into Viz in march last year, they caused an uproar in the office, said I was 'highly original' they turned down my Muslim cartoon (surprise surprise) and something else I can't remember, but they bought this one here (sob story) and printed it a couple of months later. I was happy as I remember when my good school friend Rufus Branston got an issue of Viz out during our geography lesson at Langley Park School for Boys, and Mr Conway was someone you didn't want to upset, he was a horrible teacher and we all hated him. He wore a long leather trench coat and looked like a Nazi. Anyway, as soon as I saw Buster Gonad and his unfeasibley large testicles I nearly split apart with laughter, I was hooked from then on. That was the eighties when it was good lol, only joking, it's still good but different. In fact the guys on the mag take the P out of the fact that it's 'not that funny'. I started off by sending a strip of Inspector Sauce to them about 2013, I knew deep down that it wasn't right for Viz but didn't care, I just wanted a reaction. It was funny because in my letter I wrote "can I please have a nice headed sheet of official Viz paper when you write me a rejection letter" or something along those lines and Graham Dury did indeed send it and wrote "here is the rejection letter you requested" lol I thought that was funny, he did however compliment my drawings which was nice. So I sent Sob Story in which was lying around being trodden on and crumpled up etc. I didn't even believe in it! but that was one they liked. Typical. I had much better strips to send Viz but I got no feedback from them, shame really. It could have been beautiful.....|
Tuesday, 22 December 2015
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they were times we will never see the like of again and that makes me a little emotional. the nearest we can get is to imagine it, which is why i drew this. There are some good lines in this, such as when Jeff Beck, Pete Townsend and Eric Clapton are in the audience at the speakeasy or whatever and I have some dialogue saying "Now Townsend, Beck and Clapton are fretting in a different way" guitar nuts will know frets are also a part of the guitar neck and fingering chord positions is also called 'fretting' so I thought that was a clever double meaning seeing as they were fretting as in; panicking, because he was so good. Clapton actually wanted to give up when he saw Jimi.
I like to be silly quite often and this 'History Lesson' on the design of the lightbulb by Thomas Edison is an example of this. I made up this fantasy brother called Bill Nichols who is a failed historian that spent most of his time in the pub or depressed, he got a D in History and teaches his lesson such as this one. I have more of Bill's 'lessons' but not sure if anyone wants to know to be honest. So i'll hold back until requests come in! yes. I will be waiting for a long time.......
Wednesday, 21 October 2015
I'm not a political person as such but I'm fascinated by how awful Politicians are, mostly, there are maybe some good ones but they're never heard. This cartoon is out of date now because Cameron has been up to some antics involving a pig. Not so much 'Oik' but more like 'Oink'
|David Cameron's Secret|