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Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on May 31, 2005 and filed under Art.
From one of my favourite daily reads: Diamond Geezer walks the Regent’s Canal.
Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on May 30, 2005 and filed under Links: bloggers.
I am going to update it soon. No, really.
Posted by Dave at 12:22 am on May 30, 2005 and filed under In-depth analysis.
I have now uploaded a new cartoon worksheet to the main site. It, or should I say they, are entitled ‘The church of the future‘ – a rather grand name for two sheets of little pictures which you could give to a youth group or anyone else who enjoys cutting things up and then sticking them together again.
The resource was originally used as a discussion starter type thing to see what people thought the church of the future might look like, the idea being that all sorts of interesting conversations might develop from there.
Do go and have a look if it might be useful to you. I’m asking once again that people buy a licence if they’d like to use this resource – thank you.
I’ve uploaded five new cartoons to the main CartoonChurch.com site. I realise that they may not be new to everyone reading, but I’m still in the process of going though my old(er) work and putting it online. I’m getting there, but I’m not the world speed-scanning record holder by any stretch.
I do also have a worksheet-type-thing to upload which I may or may not get done before being away from the computer for a few days. If not it will be up towards the end of this week. But don’t fear dear reader(s), there will still be Cartoon Blog posts over the next few days – I’ve selected some rather nice links which will appear at the rate of one a day for the next few days. At 8am BST, all being well, so you can set your alarm clock by them.
Comments are on the ‘moderation’ setting, which means you can post them but they’ll only appear when I’ve had a chance to check them over for libel, grammar etc.
This looks like quite interesting: Mene Mene is an art project currently on display in Leeds.
“A series of texts are abstracted from their original Biblical context and filtered throughout the city in a variety of formats. From high-profile banners and adverts on bus shelters to more intimate sayings on bench plaques and shop windows, the texts are affirming, instructive, predictive and challenging.”
The various contributions ‘Foreward’, ‘Essay’ etc are well worth reading. (Just be aware that ‘Press release’ and ‘Catalogue’ are pdf documents, if like me you are using Firefox which really can’t cope with them at all).
Posted by Dave at 4:04 pm on May 29, 2005 and filed under Art.
Posted by Dave at 12:14 pm on May 28, 2005 and filed under Cartoons.
Cartoonist Hugh Macleod is giving out free wine to bloggers.
I think I need to give out some freebees, though by now you’ve all clicked that link and stopped reading here anyway.
I have plenty of seethrough plastic file pockets – perhaps I’ll give them away.
Posted by Dave at 5:24 pm on May 27, 2005 and filed under Links: bloggers.
I’ve learnt, via the Drawn blog that this weekend is the American National Cartoonists Society awards, the Reuben Awards. They are named after Rube Goldberg, whose inventions ‘have become synonymous with any maximum effort to achieve minimal results’. They are quite fun to look at, and include a mechanism to help you ‘Keep from Forgetting to Mail your Wife’s Letter‘ and a ‘Safety Device for Walking on Icy Pavements‘. See a selection on this page.
Posted by Dave at 7:07 pm on May 25, 2005 and filed under Cartoons.
Stephen Pollard quotes Oxfam to support his argument against the Make Poverty History campaign. I wonder if he realises who is behind it?
He doesn’t seem to realise that increasing poor countries share of world trade is exactly what the campaign is about.
He goes on to say:
If those behind Make Poverty History were serious about ending poverty they would be campaigning for property rights and the rule of law — for better governance, in other words. And they would campaign not to abolish free trade but to extend it — attacking, for instance, the EU Common Agricultural Policy and its immoral tariff barriers against the developing world. The EU spends €2.7 billion a year subsidising farmers to grow sugar beet; at the same time it imposes high tariff barriers against sugar imports from the developing world. And the EU’s agricultural tariffs average 20 per cent, rising to a peak of 250 per cent on certain products. The European market remains barely open to the majority of low-cost textiles from the developing world.
Once again, that is exactly what the Make Poverty History campaign is about. The rules are slanted towards the rich nations of the world. Make Poverty History is campaigning for them to be slanted in the other direction.
An unconvincing piece, to say the least.
Update: I’ve been following the debate on various blogs on this subject. Bloggers4Labour is also uncertain about Make Poverty History but in a more reasonable manner, Our word is our weapon finds Stephen Pollard ‘ignorant and contemptable’, Shot by both sides applauds, to which Tim Worstall puts forth a measured response.
Posted by Dave at 12:01 am on May 24, 2005 and filed under Sundry posts.
I’ve been sorting through all the bits and pieces I picked up at the Christian Resources Exhibition the week before last. One of the good things about the exhibition is that you can pick up free copies of all the papers you wouldn’t normally get around to reading. This is an analysis of the papers I picked up, mostly the May 12th / 13th issues, though the Christian Herald is the one from the week before as I was given it earlier in the week. In particular I find the number of cartoons rather interesting. It is just a snapshot of one particular week, but I think it says a thing or two…
The Catholic Herald (Joint Church Press) 16 pages (broadsheet) £1 1 cartoon
Methodist Recorder (Joint Church Press) 24 pages (tabloid) 80p 1 cartoon
Church of England Newspaper (Joint Church Press) 32 pages (tabloid) 80p No cartoons
The Baptist Times (Joint Church Press) 16 pages (tabloid) 65p 1 cartoon
Christian Herald (CPO) 20 pages (tabloid) 75p 3 cartoons
Church Times (G J Palmer) 40 pages (tabloid) 90p 4 cartoons
Posted by Dave at 1:21 pm on May 23, 2005 and filed under Cartooning.