These were the 10 most popular entries on the Cartoon Blog during 2006 as voted for by you, the readers and commenters. You unwittingly voted by making comments – so the more comments that were made the higher up in this chart the post ranks. I realise that this is a fundamentally flawed system as a comment saying “Booo! What a load of rubbish!” counts as a vote when the author would surely not have intended it to.
Disclaimer: There may be mistakes.
Here are the top 10 posts in order of reversing merit:
November 22: Religious discrimination (28 comments)
This was to do with the woman and her cross and her being cross at British Airways. The post has a cartoon followed by a small amount of not particularly in-depth commentary on a religious issue. A lot of the posts just outside the top 10 seem to follow this format, so I will try to do more such posts in 2007.
November 23: Christian Unions (28 comments)
Sharing the number 10 spot is this cartoon from the following day all about the Christian Unions.
June 17: The vicar’s study (30 comments)
Approximately 30 clergy came forward on this occasion with descriptions of their study to help me do a cartoon. The result is in the book, page 70. Thank you!
April 11: Small competition (30 comments)
A little competition toook place in which I asked participants to suggest a context for my ‘that is so unbiblical’ cartoon.
July 17: Bloodless, insipid and dessicated cartooning (33 comments)
Someone on another website was a bit mean about my drawings and the community rallied together and said nice things. Aren’t you lovely.
November 13: I could do with your help (34 comments)
This was when I got into a bit of a state in November because I ran out of cartoon ideas and you came to my help.
December 11: Cartooning by committee (35 comments)
This was when I got into a bit of a state in December because I ran out of cartoon ideas and you came to my help.
September 8: Evangelistic frisbee competition (35 comments)
A competition was held to give away a frisbee with an uplifting message.
May 03: Save the SPCK! (38 comments)
This was one of a number of campaigns that happened on this blog during the year. Lots of other bloggers posted an image on their blogs and it was an encouragement to some SPCK employees if nothing else. You can see all my SPCK-related posts here.
April 11: Hell, etc (44 comments)
The most in-depth theological discussion we had on the Cartoon Blog during the year. In fact it might have been the only theological discussion we had during the year.
February 21: Announcement sort of thing (56 comments)
Well, who would have thought it. The most comments were on this post announcing that my wife and I were engaged (She was not my wife at the time obviously). We were married in the summer. It is fitting that this should be the number one post from the year really… so… thank you!
You can see the whole of the year’s posts and in fact all of the posts ever on this page. It is OK, you do not need to have read everything in order to participate on this blog during 2007.
Thanks to everyone who has posted in the comments with their contributions during 2006. They are appreciated even though sometimes I don’t reply or comment on your blogs.
I will be posting tomorrow but then am taking a break for the rest of the year in order to recharge myself. A Happy Christmas to everyone who is logging off for the Christmas Holidays. If you are still reading the internet tomorrow I will say Happy Christmas to you then, so ignore this greeting unless you do not mind it being repeated. I know, it is all terribly confusing.