Tuesday, April 16, 2013

A little something extra...

If this blog has anything as grown up as a mission statement, it is to keep you updated as to what I'm up to; to keep you abreast of my various projects; to show you pieces of art I've produced and to sprinkle silly tales and tutorials all over its topping.

But here's some thing I've not done--- up until now---that's to share with you my single panel 'gag' cartoons; the ones I  used to send out by the ship load to every magazine or newspaper I could find.

But around ten years ago that all stopped when other work pressures took control of my time, and seeing as the market for spot gags was diminishing at a frightening rate it was somewhat of a relief when I did finally drop them from my work load.

Well the thing is now I've started up again. Why? Simply put there is a small growth for this market in newspapers and magazines but much more exciting for me is there's a much larger market for on-line filler cartoons; those ideas that just fit what you need to say on a certain subject, and it is this market that I'm going for.

So for the foreseeable future I will be posting a few samples from my weekly out put just for your delectation and perusal, below are the first few. Some you may have seen but others will be new to you.

Hope you like them.

I'll be posting more next week so keep coming back.

On Thursday I will be talking about my new, soon to be published short novel called The Night of the Village Idiots. It's a Sleepy Hamlet comedy tale and is set in a village full of eccentric nut-jobs and hopeless gossipers. More will be revealed about this very exciting project (well exciting for me) including  the plot, my plans to turn it into a collection of stories, short stories and novellas, and there will be a sneak preview of the cover and a sample mini chapter from the book. 

And of course there's always my weekly webcomic event on Friday with the continuation of the Brabbles & Boggitt saga.

So jot it down in your diary; keep an eye on Twitter, Facebook and Google plus or sign up for my free email updates to guarantee not missing a single post from the Diary of a Cartoonist and Writer.

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Thank you


  1. Hi Karl! Thanks for sharing your jokes. I've always been a fan of one panel joke cartoons, I kept a box full of them from newspapers and magazines going back many years. I'll have to see if I can find them out, who knows I might have one of your old ones in there! Kind regards, Brian.

    1. Hi Brian, I used to love them to. When I was young you used to be able to collect them in long thin volumes--- just like they were printed in the papers--- and get 365 pages, which amounted to some 3,000 odd gags...it was great.

      Hope you find some of my stuff and let me know if you do and I'll put them up on here

      All best wishes



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