This isn’t a new drawing of course, but it is the first time the high resolution version has been available on CartoonChurch.com for subscribers. I’ve modified the wording to make it church-specific. You can see all the recent additions to the cartoon downloads section here.
The original version of this image is here.
Shops where you can actually find a copy of ‘the Dave Walker Guide to the Church’ on the shelves:
- St Mungo’s Bookshop, 52 Parson Street, Glasgow G4 0RX 0141 552 5523
- SPCK Bristol
- SPCK Cambridge
- SPCK Sheffield
- SPCK Cardiff
- Hatchards in Piccadilly, London
- Christian Book Centre, Preston
- Shepherds Christian Bookshop, Newport
I suspect that most other SPCK shops are stocking the book, but I have no reports to confirm this. St Andrew’s bookshops certainly have some stock at they sold the book at Greenbelt, but I don’t know which, if any, of their shops have copies.
If you are making a special journey I would advise telephoning the shop first, as this list may well become out of date if the shops are overwhelmed with eager purchasers.
As you can see, quite a short list at the moment. Please, if you know of anywhere else that is stocking the book let me know and I will add a link to the list.
I was wondering how easy people have been finding it to get hold of a copy of my book. It would be really interesting to hear where you have found the book and where you haven’t found it. I have heard far more reports of people not finding the book in their local Christian bookshop than those finding it so far, but it would be good to get a more complete picture. Knowing the name of the shop and whether it is part of a chain or group than that would be very useful information too. Responses in the comments below or via e-mail would be hugely appreciated.
We have a huge number of jobs to do around the house. The whole place is a shambles.
So we have decided to spend the afternoon making chutney.
It is all a bit stressful though, as the similarity between us and people who know what they are doing is minimal. This is despite the fact that we have a recipe from my Mum for apple chutney and also despite the fact that my wife is a domestic goddess. Causes for concern:
- Will the jars be sterilised properly?
- Can ordinary jars withstand the heady heights of one hundred degrees centigrade?
- Is the whole mixture too liquiddy?
- How long does chutney keep anyway?
- Will the greaseproof paper make a proper seal at the top of the jars?
- Did we really need that much ginger?
Will dinner be ready before Midsomer murders?
- “David, will you come and help please rather than sitting there writing on your blog?”
If this recipe works I may post it on the internet (if my Mum agrees). We might auction a jar on eBay. If not this will probably be the last you hear about it. Unless I give it away in a competition.
[Click on this cartoon to simulate the effect that could be obtained by putting your head 20-30cm nearer to the screen. ]
I cannot imagine any circumstances under which anyone would be wanting to republish this cartoon anywhere, but if anyone does encounter that set of circumstances let me know.
Anyway. How are you and what are you doing today? Me? Today I must finish the cartoon that has not progressed in three days. I shall utter a motivational roar:
I do not think that motivational roars work that well in print.
Posted by Dave at 11:22 am on September 14, 2006 and filed under Cartoons.
James, the winner of the evangelistic frisbee competition requested this cartoon. He really did let me off easily by going for one of my simplest drawings, and a circular one at that. If he had gone for something like the church kitchen or ‘bottled up‘ I don’t quite know how it would have turned out.
Perhaps I should start offering drawings on various items, household or otherwise, as one of my services.
A larger version of this cartoon is here, along with links to a high resolution version for paying subscribers and instructions on how to become one of those.
I’m not sure if this cartoon is deep and insightful or just a bit silly. You can make your own mind up.
Those interested in reflecting on different denominations and styles of churches could do worse than to read this post:
I even managed to comment, which I was pleased about. The first Blogger blog which has allowed me to log in since July.
Over a period of time I plan to merge my dullest blog and this one by writing about matters of no interest to readers. Today the colour of the lamp posts on the two London to Southend railways was chosen.
Other matters of no consequence:
- I have enrolled on an art course as I need to learn to do art.
- I can no longer comment on Blogger blogs as they have decided to make the sign in process a non-functioning one for my username at least. Still, I have had four years of commenting on Blogger blogs so I must be thankful for that.
- The rain this morning got as far as Basildon. It didn’t get to Rayleigh. Whether it got to Benfleet I don’t know. Write in if you do.
I need to borrow a ladder and the blog seemed like the natural location to place the advertisement. I need to unclog the guttering ere the winter storms begin. In return I am willing to loan the kind lender one or more of the following items from my box of tools:
- Trusty pliers. These have not let me down over many a year
- Screwdriver with both kinds of ends
- Saw (B&Q ‘Value’ model)
Apply within. Thank you!
Posted by Dave at 6:58 pm on September 11, 2006 and filed under Essex Life.