This has been added to We Blog Cartoons for free re-use on blogs. It’s one of the oldest cartoons that I’ve done that I allow to be seen in public. I drew it in 1997 I think. Thanks to Nefertiki who said it was her favourite and therefore reminded me that it would be a good one to make available.
Well, We Blog Cartoons has now been open a week. In this time:
- About 13,086 different computers have looked at at least one cartoon.
- 32000 requests have been made for cartoon images, either on the site or on other people’s blogs
- 5,129 pages have been downloaded on the actual site itself.
- One of the top 100 blogs in the world has posted a cartoon, and one other has posted a link.
- The stats tell me that 280 different sites have uploaded a cartoon or link of some sort, but I am a bit dubious about that. Here are a few of them.
A huge thankyou to everyone who has used cartoons and made encouraging comments so far. Please do continue to use them – thankyou!
Posted by Dave at 3:21 pm on March 31, 2006 and filed under CartoonChurch progress, Cartoons.
My cartoon entitled ‘what the clergy do all week’ is here on the Church Times website for those with good eyesight who don’t mind putting their noses about 6 inches (approx 15.24 centimeters) away from the screen. I am quite pleased with it. It is some pie charts rather than a cartoon as such. Also in this week’s Church Times are four other cartoons of mine in a feature on Summon’s Bible Miscellany, a new book that is out. My cartoons aren’t in the book though, they just illustrate the feature and are not online as far as I am aware.
Posted by Dave at 12:54 pm on March 31, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
Warning: This post is really really dull. Go and read SteveTom’s Interesting parking anecdote instead. Actually, click here to read all of Steve’s blog.
- On the right I have put my picture. This is because I think it is nice when people have their picture on their blog. Yes, nice. Now you know that I am not an automated cartoon-bot (or if I am I am one who can choose a fake picture).
- On the right there also is a box where you can enter your e-mail address to get my blog by e-mail. It will arrive once a day during the night. I don’t really know if it works yet, but I think it does. It uses a website called feedblitz to do it. I’ll say more about this next week when I have tested it to see what happens when it is used by an idiot.
- On the left there is a button allowing you to add this blog to your ‘Technorati Favorites’ (with no ‘u’). I have such a list here – Technorati: Dave Walker’s Favorites. It is a bit limited and lots of the blogs I read via other means are not on it, (like the Wibsite ones) but it means I can look at the updates from a number of my favourite (with a ‘u’) blogs in one place when I am somewhere where logging into Bloglines is a bit much of an effort. I know that fame and fortune are fleeting and everything, but if you wanted to add me to your favorites (with or without a ‘u’) that would be nice as I only need about 22 more votes to make it into the Top 100 in the world.
Posted by Dave at 12:36 pm on March 31, 2006 and filed under CartoonChurch progress, Mundane, Technical.
‘The next song‘ is the latest cartoon to be added to CartoonChurch.com, my site containing cartoon-based resources for churches. As per usual subscribers can re-use it in non-profit publications and elsewhere for highly reasonable rates.
I should probably say something like “Please don’t use this cartoon if you don’t think your music group leader will get the joke”. There, I’ve said it.
Posted by Dave at 1:29 pm on March 30, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Church.
This one has been posted at We Blog Cartoons and can be freely re-used on blogs.
Of course, the reality of the situation is one that makes me sad.
Take this post on Exigency In Specie about ‘Christianity, Christians and the Environment‘:
…the amount of carbon dioxide produced by a flight to Greece for a family holiday is equivalent to all the carbon dioxide produced by all the car journeys the average family undertakes in a year.
…the amount of carbon dioxide produced to air freight 1kg of perishable fruit and veg to the UK is 6kg – whilst transporting 1kg of UK produced produce is 0.002kg.
Guardian Unlimited Travel | News | Oops, we helped ruin the planet
It’s your responsibility before God on climate, says Williams – Britain – Times Online
Please try to buy vegetables that are made in your own country rather than on the other side of the world. If you are going to Europe please use the Eurostar rather than the plane if you can. I cannot blame you for wanting to go and see other parts of our wonderful world but please do not do it overly often.
Update: Archbishop Rowan talks about global warming as reported in the Times link above.
Posted by Dave at 10:01 am on March 30, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Environment.
I have been overwhelmed by the interest shown in my parsnip post. Some superb-looking recipes. Thank you. Usually (looking down my list of blog posts) I have to do something like announce I am getting married to get so many comments.
With this level of interest it is clear that parsnips are a subject upon which many of you hold an opinion and one that you are not ashamed to make known to the world. I’ve therefore posted some free parsnip images below the fold that you’d be most welcome to use on your blogs.
Thanks to Maggi for raising awareness of my parsnip plight on her top Anglican blog. [By the way, I assume you saw her post 'Top Ten Reasons Why Men Should Not Be Ordained'. I thought you had.]
Click ‘read the rest of this entry’ for the parsnip images along with code you can paste in.
Read the rest of this entry »
Posted by Dave at 1:15 pm on March 29, 2006 and filed under Household hints, Links: bloggers.
The Adventures of Flannelgraph Jesus has been doing the rounds for a couple of weeks. Not a dissimilar concept to the Wibsite Flannelgraph cartoons that Maddie_C and I did in 2003. [Note: some links on that Wibsite page don't work, but the 6 cartoons do]
The Ejector Pew
This Ejector Pew television advert (bit slow on dialup) for the United Church of Christ looks like a cross between my ‘Ejector seat‘ cartoon and my ‘The young people wanted church to be more exciting‘ cartoon.
Don’t get me wrong, I’m not accusing anyone of plagiarism. But it just goes to show how more than one person can easily have the same idea.
Everything has been done before.
Posted by Dave at 12:42 pm on March 29, 2006 and filed under Cartooning, Church.
Parsnips are on special at the moment so I bought a family-sized bag. Any ideas about interesting things to do with them? I can’t really be bothered to roast them.
On an unrelated note, I keep on thinking about Noah’s ark. Only yesterday I was explaining to JonnyB (in the comments) how the outbuilding in my garden would come in useful when global warming means that South East Essex is no more.
Then today: BBC – Dutchman builds modern Noah’s Ark.
According to Genesis, Noah kept seven pairs of most domesticated animals, and one breeding pair of all other creatures.
Mr Huibers’ vision is more modest – he said he plans to stock his ark with horses, lambs, chickens and rabbits – mostly baby animals to save space.
This will speak very much to children… they’ll hear the creak of the wood, smell the smell of the dung
Update: I’ve posted some free parsnip images. Thanks for all the marvellous recipes.
Posted by Dave at 6:09 pm on March 28, 2006 and filed under Essex Life, Household hints, Utter nonsense.
I’ve posted this one at We Blog Cartoons. You can reuse it on your own blog for free by following the instructions there.
Inspired by the fact that Google managed to delete their own blog yesterday.
(Thanks to Chris for alerting me to this story)
Posted by Dave at 2:07 pm on March 28, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Technical.
I’m thinking about putting this on my church resources site CartoonChurch.com, but I think I’d better not. A church magazine editor will publish it, someone will read it and not get the joke and give up going to church and tell their friends too who will also stop going. As a result their church will have a split, and during a scuffle over some disputed church furnishings someone will knock over a tin of altar-rail polish onto someone’s best bowls-club jacket and I will get sent the laundry bill. You mark my words.
This was sort of inspired by a train of thoughts set in motion by reading Birdie’s blog, but also a product of having some thinking time whilst walking down to the Jet petrol station to make unrelated enquiries about an unconnected matter.
Posted by Dave at 7:06 pm on March 27, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Church.
From We Blog Cartoons. This cartoon can be freely reposted on your blog.
Yes, I know. This is an old one repackaged. I’m using some of my stronger material in the hope that it might just give the new site that little extra boost it needs to take off.
Posted by Dave at 1:47 pm on March 27, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
Greenbelt – GiftArt™
If you’re an artist or designer (of any age), Greenbelt wants to see your stuff! Stuff that you make as a gift for the festival on the theme of ‘Redemption Songs’. Your ArtGift™. Your reward, if you’re a winner, will be a ticket to this year’s festival and your work showcased in this year’s Festival Guide. We’ll post the best stuff on the website too.
For those who don’t know about it the Greenbelt Festival is the one Norman Kember goes to.
Posted by Dave at 12:23 pm on March 27, 2006 and filed under Festivals and Exhibitions.