Warning: This post contains an image from what one might call the ‘lame’ tradition of cartooning.
Jonny Baker, Jordon Cooper and Andrew Careaga have been talking about a new site called ‘Post-Charismatic‘.
I feel it is right and proper to make known my earlier work on the subject of the ‘Post-Charismatics’. It was published as part of the 2001 Wibblethorpe Calendar and I have reason to believe it was drawn circa 1997.
I wasn’t very good then.
Many readers will be unaware of the fact that I dabbled in things Charismatic during the early 90s and had to go away to a special Home for the Theologically Confused for a couple of years as a result. In 2001 some friends and I created ‘Dubious Ministries‘, which hopefully serves as a warning to us all.
Who knows, perhaps Dubious Ministries will have a revival.
Posted by Dave at 2:16 pm on February 22, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Church.
Last week Ch (who some of you will know on the internet as ‘Maddie’) and I went to Canterbury Cathedral. We had a little bit of a look around, and then got engaged.
We’re thinking that we might get married in the summer, so I may take a day off the blogging if that’s ok with everyone. Perhaps two days, who knows.
I’ve been told that everyone likes to give advice about weddings, but that 75% of it can be ignored. Please do feel free to leave advice in the comments along with a note indicating whether yours falls into the 75% or the 25%.
Please note: If your comment doesn’t show up straight away don’t fret. The system automatically moderates some new commenters and those who look a little shifty. It will appear shortly.
Posted by Dave at 11:59 pm on February 21, 2006 and filed under Essex Life, Sundry posts.
No new material today – apologies.
Posted by Dave at 11:31 pm on February 20, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
Apologies – no new material today.
Posted by Dave at 11:59 pm on February 19, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
Top blogulatory commentator Robert Scoble started an experiment to test which search engines are the best at finding new content on blogs. You can read all about it here. The basic idea was that bloggers were asked to incorporate the odd and previously unused term ‘brrreeeport’ into a blog post and the number of times that the terms were discovered by these search engines was noted and various analysis conducted.
This has very little to do with being an internet cartoonist really, except that we are always trying to make people notice what we are doing and therefore search engines and how they work are of great interest.
As an unrelated aside, readers who are interested in my church-themed cartoons can see the latest here, my most recent cartoons here on the blog are here.
Posted by Dave at 11:34 pm on February 18, 2006 and filed under Blogging, Cartooning.
The Godbit Project is an interesting site for those thinking about how churches can get online, highlighting the need for sites to be ‘accessible’ and that sort of thing. The ‘purpose‘ page explains it a bit better:
The purpose of this site is to help the Church catch up with the rest of the world in adherence to standards given by the World Wide Web Consortium, the governing body of best-practices on the Internet. The majority of Christian web design agencies are using outmoded methods of coding to create websites that the rest of the world would scoff at. Basically, they are stuck in the 1990’s.
Lots of interesting articles, though some are a bit technological.
I also found this page, all about how they designed the Godbit logo. Interesting.
Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on February 17, 2006 and filed under Church, Technical.
Freecycle looks interesting. In fact I thought it looked interesting a year or more ago but haven’t done anything about it. Does anybody use it? The basis of the site is as follows:
The Freecycle Network™ is made up of many individual groups across the globe. It’s a grassroots movement of people who are giving (& getting) stuff for free in their own towns.
The Freecycle Network was started in May 2003 to promote waste reduction in Tucson’s downtown and help save desert landscape from being taken over by landfills. The Network provides individuals and non-profits an electronic forum to “recycle” unwanted items. One person’s trash can truly be another’s treasure!
Posted by Dave at 8:00 am on February 16, 2006 and filed under Sundry posts.
Cartoon character Jeeves is being retired later this month. But all is not loss for Wodehouse fans – hopefully this Random Wodehouse Quote Generator can provide some solace. (Via Tim Worstall / Crooked Timber)
[As an aside, the next post or two are being posted by the 'autoblogger' as I am not here. Comments are on a special setting which uses a complex algorithm to determine whether there is a chance that you are a little bit shifty and may well be moderated.]
Posted by Dave at 11:09 am on February 15, 2006 and filed under Cartooning.
From today onwards in the UK you are likely to need your PIN number when you pay for things by credit or debit card. But what if you have forgotten your PIN number? What a pickle you will be in. All I can really do to help is suggest some possibilities in the hope that it jogs your memory.
If you can think of any other possible PIN numbers do feel free to share them in the comments.
Posted by Dave at 7:09 pm on February 14, 2006 and filed under Current events, In-depth analysis.
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Just in case anyone is needing a last minute emergency valentines cartoon for any purpose here (Opens in new window) is a large resolution version that you could print. If you use this cartoon then the very small fee for a single use licence would be highly appreciated. Absolutely no charge for e-mailing this to a friend or posting this one on your blog with a link back here. Please host the image yourself though – thank you!
Posted by Dave at 9:00 pm on February 13, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Current events.
I may not be posting every day this week as it is ‘half term’, a great excuse for anyone who has any connection to anyone who goes to school to slack off a bit. There again I might be posting every day, who knows. I’m certainly hoping to post some new material for subscribers if nothing else. In case I don’t post every day here are some creative links I’ve enjoyed in the last few weeks:
You draw a sketch and get one in return. I did one, so it’s in the system somewhere. It involves a man and an apple.
Toys from Trash
Toys that can be made using rubbish. I’m not sure about some of them for young children as they contain small parts, but great for ideas.
Australian cartoonist and illustrator. Matt is a Christian and has done some great faith-themed stuff. He reads this blog and has one of his own.
Thoughts from the Bus Stop
Another cartoon blog reader, Kristen has been taking pictures of her obsessions since 2001. Loads of great arty-crafty links.
I’ve linked to Michael before I think, but am going to do so again as I really like his drawing style. Michael is ‘a tea drinker, artist, blogger and recovering ME/CFS sufferer living on the west coast of Wales’.
Posted by Dave at 1:59 pm on February 13, 2006 and filed under Art.
We’ve been watching a variety of Olympic sports over the last couple of days. Included in their number have been the Nordic combined, where they have to do a ski jump followed by a cross country course, and then the Biathlon, a mixture of skiing with the occasional stopping to shoot at something.
There do seem to be quite a a variety of sports already, but I thought that in future they might want to add some more. In case the organisers have surfed in and want some ideas here are mine:
Cross country skiing with a bit of a break
Skiers set off on a gently undulating course. They then stop for a hot chocolate and a cookie. After drinking their hot chocolate and eating their cookie they continue with the skiing until the finish line. Marks are awarded for speed of skiing but also for manners and washing up their mug properly etc.
Snowboarding and knocking down snowmen
This involves snowboarding and knocking down snowmen. I haven’t worked out all the practical details yet.
Participants have to get up a step icy slope using a small wooden sled. Obviously this would need to be tested first to see if it is possible and there would need to be rules against cheating etc.
Please put your suggestions in the comments. Please bear in mind that Olympic Committee members who search for “New winter Olympic sports” in the future may well stumble across this site, so no rubbish ones please. After all, it is you and I who will have to watch them.
Posted by Dave at 5:05 pm on February 12, 2006 and filed under Current events.