Things I’ve been doing
Wild at Heart Cartoons
I am continuing to support the superb Wild At Heart horse sanctuary in Lancaster, California with my digital crayons. Here is a recent selection of the cartoons I have produced in the Cartoons From The Horses Mouth style.
Why not check them out and help their wonderful cause by donating or sponsoring a horse? You can find them here.
Is he any good? Well he can draw himself…
For our Christmas party this year my firm hired a superb caricaturist to entertain people. You can check out his website here.
Unfortunately I had to leave early so I missed him, which was very disappointing as the rest of my team had their caricatures done, and they were very good. Like most cartoonists I draw myself often, so to complete our team caricature set I drew myself in Etim’s style. Sort of (I’m a cartoonist Jim not a caricaturist!).
Cartoons for a good cause
A chance encounter through a colleague at work who spotted one of my cartoons on Instagram has led to a collaboration with this organisation https://wildathearthorserescue.org/
Cartoons From The Horses Mouth is out of print now but this could mark a revival as we will be using the cartoons plus new ones to support this wonderful group of people in Lancaster, California.
The cartoon here was drawn on request and donated to a fundraising event which is happening there this weekend. It will be printed onto t-shirts and sold to raise money.
Vicky and I always wanted to use CFTHM to support an equine charity some day, and now it is happening and we are really pleased!
From garage to The Sound Garden (working title)
Wow I haven’t been here for a while, but then again I haven’t really had my crayons out too much for quite a while either although I am reusing old cartoons a lot in work.
This terrible photo is of the thank you cards for Neil and Dan, who have just transformed our garage into the most beautiful space for Vicky to practice and train in. These two heroes led a team of professionals who restored our faith in heir respective trades and produced a stunning transformation, the result of which will follow as apparently I can only upload one photo to this post. Sigh.
Saturday spent well
What is a good day for you?
Today as Vicky rested to see her cold off we decided not to go out. So I spent the day in my red and white striped pyjama bottoms, drew some illustrations for a work article and played Horrified.
One of the three illustrations is shown here, I will save you the social awkwardness of sharing the pyjamas.
Horrified was great, and I am shamed it has sat unopened for some time on my shelf. A cooperative board game (which I played solo as Vicky was studying) you control a team of heroes battling some classic movie monsters who have invaded a village. Today as an Investigator I barely managed to save the village from a dual attack from Dracula and the creature from the black lagoon. It didn’t help that the villagers kept showing up right next to one of them so got killed. Idiots. In the second game the mayoress joined the team and we wiped the floor with Dracula (again) and a Mummy.
i really enjoyed it and I look forward to playing with a group.
Today we fried leftover rice for lunch and listened to what iTunes considered my top 25 tunes which included a lot of Journey, some Muppet tunes and the Teen Titans theme tune.
A good day.
I was commissioned by the Sevenoaks Supper Club to create their logo for them. A short brief on the club with a request to make as much as possible of the initials resulted in a number of designs. They chose this one.
Three months since I updated? Good grief.
I am having to reach back to this Christmas card I designed for work which was sent out to all staff by our leadership. I was given a brief and asked to stick to the corporate branding. Those colours in the sky there that are supposed to represent the Northern Lights are part of our branding, as are all the colours in the crowd. I was quite pleased with this which I produced on Canva. The sky is reflected in the snow, the company is represented as a lighthouse and there are hidden elves in the crowd representing the company Partners. I love Canva, and by combining many elements I personally believe this was quite effective and met the brief.