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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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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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Boooiiinnnng! Springtime for Dr. Sketchy’s

It was an warm and sunny day back in May at the Victoria for another Dr Sketchy’s, which was appropriate for the theme was ‘Spring Has Sprung’. The smaller-than-usual crowd (undoubtedly due to the unseasonably – for this year at least – good weather) were treated to a blooming good show of vernal delights, starting with a song and a pose from our host Liberty Pink in a emerald dress adorned with flowers. She was followed by Shirley Windmill (no, not that Shirley Windmill) and her massive marrow, the subject her first song, the old music hall classic ‘The Marrow Song (Oh, What a Beauty)’. She followed this with ‘Land of Hope and Glory’ prior to posing in rosettes along with the aforementioned large squash.

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Out and About (part 2)

Phew! It’s been a busy time for me recently. Over the course of the last month or so I’ve been out and about doing ‘live drawing’ at various events in the Birmingham area, so this post is an attempt to do a brief, illustrated summary of what I’ve been up to. (more…)

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Have I Got Shrews for You

The KissIt’s that time of year again… cartoonists from all over the country (and the world) will be converging in Shropshire  next week for the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival. Despite my small triumph last year when I sold a cartoon – The Kiss – in one of the exhibitions, I’m not on the ‘official’ list. I will be busy though, as, along with Matt Buck and Royston Robertson, I’ll be blogging for Bloghorn, the blog of the Professional Cartoonists’ Organisation. Highlights include exhibitions by Steve Bell from the Guardian, Kate Charlesworth from New Scientist and a collection of science cartoons curated by Professor Colin Pillinger (of Mars explorer Beagle 2 fame), all in keeping with this year’s theme of Science – in tribute to the 200th anniversary of the birth of local boy Charles Darwin. (more…)

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