Saturday 28 February 2009

Tiny Manu #40

Birthday bits

Recently, I've been trying other avenues to getting stuff published. Birthday and greetings cards seem like a half-decent chance, so I've been working along those sorts of ideas. I've already had positive feedback from one company, so perhaps there's something in this.

Sunday 22 February 2009

Satire again

And this was the other idea I liked enough to draw up all posh-like. There was a minor story about the Tories complaining about the labelling of meat, so I (hilariously) tied it into the old "cricket test" that Tebbit came up with for determining if immigrants really were English enough.

Saturday 21 February 2009

Satire, eh?

So earlier this week I saw that the New Statesman were looking for new cartoonists. At first, I was interested, and that evening I tried to come up with something based on the day's news. They were okay, but after a bit of thought, I wondered if my style was quite what they wanted. They seemed to be after a more draughtsman-like type of illustration. Anyway, this is what I came up with.

Sunday 15 February 2009

Saturday 14 February 2009

It's the cat's meow #63

Three jokes for the price of one!

Thursday 12 February 2009

Spain vs. England

Oh, well. Never mind, eh? But before watching the game on ITV (England never win on ITV) I was listening to the build up on Radio 5 on the TV and finding out about Wales' defeat against Poland. I pressed the button to show the text describing what the programme you were listening to was. It said:

"Tonight Northern Ireland play Andorra, the Republic of Ireland play Georgia and England take on Spain after Wales lose to Poland."

I thought "Has it said that all day?" Very prescient if it did.

Saturday 7 February 2009

Tiny Manu #38

So the other day when I was at lunch, a guy stopped me in the street and said he was from Radio Bristol. He was asking people if they'd taken a day off work because of all the snow. I said I hadn't, I was just on a break. He asked if many people had made it in, and I said they had (in fact, I was quite surprised about how many came in. I work at the council, after all) and then he asked if I resented those who didn't, and I said "Nah, I'm quite easy-going." He laughed and said thanks. I don't know if I made it to air.

Next week is my birthday. Last year I had a barbeque on my birthday, it was so warm.

Sunday 1 February 2009