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Kitten von Mew - Kate Bush

Dr Sketchy’s Mega Catch-up (Part 2)

Kitten von Mew - Kate BushFollowing on from Part 1 of this long-overdue update, here’s the inevitable Part 2. This update covers the next four Dr Sketchy’s, between November 2013 and May 2014, and includes a selection of my favourite sketches from Let It Snow, Puppets and Muppets and Henson, Stars In Their Eyes, and The Natural World.

Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham returns once more to the Victoria this Saturday (at the slightly earlier starting time of 2:30) for a subject that regular readers of this blog will know is a subject close to my heart, Steampunk!

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Liberty Pink - Miss Piggy

Dr Sketchy’s Mega Catch-up (Part 1)

Liberty PinkYes, as you may have guessed, I’m a bit behind showing you my Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham drawings. As there’s over two years worth of unseen artwork in my sketchbooks (and tablet, of which more later), I’ve split this update into three posts (Part 2Part 3), so here are a selection of my favourites. Apologies if I’ve missed anyone out!

This update covers four Dr Sketchy’s between November 2012 to September 2013, namely Tim Burton, Art and Icons, Carry On Sketching and Showgirls. Unfortunately I couldn’t make a couple of the summer events in 2013 (Gothica and Menagerie) due to prior engagements, hence there was a bit of a gap between the last two.

However, Dr Sketchy’s Birmingham returns once more to the Victoria this Saturday (at the slightly earlier starting time of 2:30) for a subject that regular readers of this blog will know is a subject close to my heart, Steampunk!

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The Happy Couple

All Aboard the Bridal Train…

One year ago today, I married my lovely wife Maria in Kidderminster. I’d proposed a year earlier, whilst on holiday in Prague, and we started planning and plotting the big day at the beginning of the year. To mark our first Anniversary, I thought I’d post some photos and memories of the day. This is the first of two posts – the second should go out later in the week.

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The Remains of the Dame – Thatcher’s Legacy in Cartoons…

My first published political cartoon was on the subject of the resignation of Margaret Thatcher as Prime Minister, for my then University newspaper, the Warwick Boar, back in November 1990. Unfortunately, this cartoon has disappeared from my archives – to be honest, this is a bit of a relief, as it Wasn’t Very Good. Since then, however, I’ve drawn the Iron Lady on a number of occasions, so I thought I’d share a few of these with you.
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Dr Sketchy’s Catch-up No. 1 – Gender Bender September

05 - Liberty PinkAs promised, here’s the first of my Dr Sketchy’s updates with the event from September of last year. Billed as Gender Bender September, this was to be a rather different Dr Sketchy’s at the Victoria – or should that be the Victor Victoria. Ambiguity abounded – men were dressed as women, women were dressed as men… or was it the other way around? Luckily, not all the roles were reversed – the performers still performed, and the artists still drew. (more…)

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Catching up…

ZzzzzKeen observers of my website (both of you) will have noticed I’ve not been updating this blog particularly frequently recently. This has been in part due to work being a bit busier than usual as my other venture, drawnalism (a joint project with fellow cartoonist Matt ‘Hack’ Buck), goes from strength to strength; partly due to my recent wedding to the lovely Maria (read all about her new business over at mazzawoo.com); but mostly due me being a bit feckless. (more…)

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