Sorry for the lack of new material over the weekend. I am struggling with work I have to do. I still do not have the ideas I need and I am too tired, but deadlines are deadlines and so I must stay up.
Posted by Dave at 10:32 pm on March 26, 2006 and filed under Cartooning.
Ken is one of our newest bloggers on Wibsite.com. He wanders around cities for recreational amusement:
This is all going to sound very nerdish and very unlike what most people think is fun, but I walk (or cycle) round cities for fun. I’ve been doing it for decades. I fill in my copy of the AtoZ so I know where I’ve been. I now have eleven A to Zs of London. And a couple each of Newcastle and Glasgow and Manchester, three or four street atlases of Brighton, and one-off maps of at least a dozen other towns, all with yellow lines of felt-tip pen filling in the streets I’ve walked on. I must be the only person in the world who thought that the day the A to Z company moved to coloured maps was a disaster. These days, with cheap(ish) digital cameras I even take quite a lot of photos. And (I’m really sorry about this) I take notes. In a little notebook.
No need for shame Ken. Diamond Geezer (a blogging example to us all) has, one suspects, been wandering around London taking pictures and writing things down in notebooks for years. Don’t know about drawing lines on the A-Z though.
Keep an eye on The view from Nunhead Station for more of Ken’s travels.
Posted by Dave at 7:00 am on March 25, 2006 and filed under Links: bloggers.
Thanks to M, Chris, Smudgie, Neil, Chas, Richard, Dave, Serena, Judah, Mike, Ian, Barrie and John for being among the first to use a cartoon from We Blog Cartoons. I suspect I have missed some people, but the stats take a day to come through and the various search engines only tell you so much.
I think Barrie puts it well:
I have posted this because I’d like to help him out, I read his blog every day and it always makes me think – although sometimes it makes me think ‘Why do I read this evey day?’
Good point Barrie.
Posted by Dave at 7:38 pm on March 24, 2006 and filed under CartoonChurch progress, Cartooning, Links: bloggers.
I’ve posted this scarf cartoon on We Blog Cartoons, so it’s now available for use in blogs all over the world. You may have seen it before in the calendar and also a version in the advent calendar.
This is one from my fourth ‘looking inwards’ era. Neil explains my four eras in his March 24th comments:
The first era was from birth, to the first Farmer Wibblethorpe cartoon, the second era was the Farmer cartoons and the Drunks cartoons. The difficult third era was some Anglican goings on cartoons that mostly passed me by, the fourth era is the looking inwards era, cartoons about your life right now and mostly involve cartoons revolving around being stuck for ideas, messyness, or graphs.
Posted by Dave at 6:08 pm on March 24, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
..y’know, this is where the churches in england could really clean up. just do the coffee/plugs/free wifi thing and see people spend hours in church.
From small ritual: accept salvation, get wifi. I always like Steve Collins’ site and blog. You never know what you’re going to find in the way of interesting ideas. Like things about church as a ‘third place‘, and ‘Instead of chairs, let alone pulpits, why not lead services from sofas?‘
Thanks to all the people who have been linking to, writing about and posting cartoons from We Blog Cartoons. I’ll be adding a new cartoon later on.
Posted by Dave at 12:41 pm on March 24, 2006 and filed under Church.
My new website is now up and running. It is called ‘We Blog Cartoons‘.
The basic idea is that it consists of cartoons that can be freely posted on people’s blogs by cutting and pasting some code (or by more technical means if people want to). The cartoons contained therein will be my non church-related stuff that will hopefully appeal to a wide audience.
We Blog Cartoons will not in any way take over from this site. Any new material that I post there will also be mentioned here on the Cartoon Blog in the same way that I post all new CartoonChurch.com material here too.
I have posted a couple of cartoons (well, 6) up to get things going. I’ll be posting some new material, but also some of my older scribbles which have appeared here or elsewhere. It won’t be a daily blog like this one I don’t think, but I plan to keep a reasonably steady stream of new cartoons appearing. (There again I also planned on keeping my room tidy.)
So, why another site? Well, in order to make a living from doing drawings I need to get my work more widely seen, and this seemed to be a good way to go about it. The revenue from the adverts wil hopefully help a little bit too.
As you will observe I’m allowing people to ‘hotlink’ the images, something which I have discouraged on this site. ‘Will that work?’, I hear you ask. Well, I hope so, but I will have to wait and see how things go. The bandwidth allowance for We Blog Cartoons is many times higher than this one, so I’ll just have to see what happens. I’ve no idea how popular it will become, but one can but hope.
Please do go and try it out and put a cartoon on your site if you have one. Anything you can do to spread the word would be most highly appreciated. Thank you!
Posted by Dave at 10:32 pm on March 23, 2006 and filed under Blogging, CartoonChurch progress, Cartooning.
Perhaps at about 10.20pm. Maybe 1035 or 1040.
Posted by Dave at 8:24 pm on March 23, 2006 and filed under CartoonChurch progress.
- In the morning the people get into their cars and go off to the places they are going.
- In the evening they come home again in their cars, and when they have returned the bin to its proper space they go inside.
- They spend the evening inside doing whatever it is they are doing.
- They might go out again in their cars again, or they might not.
- People from one house do not talk to the people from another house.
- This is because they are either in their house or they have gone out in their car to the places that they go.
- It would therefore be possible never to speak to a person from one of the other houses.
- The following day the process begins again.
- Except for the bit about the bin because the next day is not bin day.
Posted by Dave at 5:45 pm on March 23, 2006 and filed under Essex Life, Utter nonsense.
You can use this for free in a Mother’s Day card. Download the high resolution version of the cartoon via one of the links below. I’ve done a version without the ‘Happy Mother’s Day’ in case you feel that is more appropriate. In Internet Explorer you can save the cartoon onto your computer by right clicking on the link, then selecting ‘ Save Target As…’, choosing where you want to store the image on your computer, then clicking ‘Save’. In Firefox right click on the link and select ‘Save Link As…’.
Download high resolution version with Happy Mother’s Day greeting as above
Download high resolution version without the ‘Happy Mother’s Day’
As far as making it into a card goes, probably the easiest would probably be to print it onto a sheet of A4 card in landscape format then fold it in half. I’m not sure how well the image will work if you try an A5 card folded in half as it might be a bit small to work. See the FAQ page for advice on putting cartoons into a document, resizing them and things like that.
I’m not asking for any payment, but if you’re a blogger a link or a place on your sidebar would be nice, and it always makes me happy when people subscribe to the site feed. Passing the address of this site onto anyone who is repsonsible for a church magazine or anything like that is also highly appreciated.
If you’d like to use this cartoon in any sort of publication please see this page for the particulars of my terribly reasonable licence fees.
I’ve added this cartoon to the main site (here) as well, along with all my other church-related cartoons.
Posted by Dave at 4:25 pm on March 22, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
Actually things are not that bad. Having drawn two rubbish cartoons, done the washing up and put a nonsensical comment on JonnyB’s private secret diary I feel I can face the world. Thanks to Karin for the ideas though I’m not really trying to think up Mother’s day cartoons as that boat was missed a while ago. As ever though all ideas about anything at all are appreciated.
Posted by Dave at 3:15 pm on March 22, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
Dear People of the Church,
Please, find a better battle to fight.
[Hopefully a more useful Mother's Day cartoon which you can use in your cards will appear a little bit later on today]
Posted by Dave at 11:50 am on March 22, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Church.