About to go live …
Update (Friday): In answer to questions – two short sections were filmed at about 7.20 and 7.35. The main feature was an interview with the Bishop of Kansas, but my tent was used as the backdrop, and my cartoon How Christians can work together across the divide was used to introduce the item. On the second occasion I did a one sentence introduction to the cartoon. I don’t have a link to it online I’m afraid.
The blurb on the sign reads:
Cartoonist in Residence
Cartoonist Dave Walker will be producing daily cartoons based on the events of the conference. The cartoons will appear in this tent and on the conference intranet and Lambeth Conference website.
Some other examples of Dave’s work will be displayed here in the tent in the early days of the conference. Most of these are taken from Dave’s CartoonChurch.com website or the Canterbury Press books ‘The Dave Walker Guide to the Church’ and ‘My Pew – things I have seen from it’.
Dave Walker works as a freelance cartoonist and draws a weekly ‘Guide to the Church’ cartoon for the Church Times along with a blog on the Church Times website. Formerly a church youth worker, Dave started drawing cartoons professionally in 2005 following the publication of his Windsor Report series the previous autumn. Originally from Newport, South Wales, Dave currently lives in Essex. More information about his work can be found on stand E7 in the Marketplace.
Posted by Dave at 6:23 pm on July 31, 2008 and filed under Sent via mobile telephone.
Lambeth’s resident cartoonist captures lighter side
…in which I ramble a bit about various things.
Continued thanks, by the way, to friends everywhere.
Posted by Dave at 4:09 pm on July 29, 2008 and filed under Cartooning, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.
…that talk about my cartooning role at the Lambeth Conference.
BBC World service: Reporting Religion. The ‘interview’ with me is 18 and a bit minutes in if you don’t have time to listen to the whole programme. If you click ‘listen’ and then ‘launch in standalone player’ it becomes easier to do fast forwarding.
Yellow Advertiser: A cartoon take on the church. This is a local newspaper from Essex. One or two corrections required: My name is Dave Walker, ‘My Pew’ is the new book, I admire Leunig.
The Times might be of interest tomorrow (Monday). We shall see.
Posted by Dave at 8:23 am on July 27, 2008 and filed under Cartooning.
Posted by Dave at 9:53 am on July 24, 2008 and filed under Sent via mobile telephone.
Posted by Dave at 11:26 am on July 22, 2008 and filed under Save the SPCK.
As far as I know no other blog is carrying the Friday 18 July flow diagram for the Rutherford dining hall for Lambeth Conference bishops. As you can see the bishops are expected to come down the stairs with their hands clasped in front of them in a bishoply fashion before making their food selections, eating, and exiting to the bar or toilets.
In other news: Scott Gunn, a low-to-mid level operative in the Lambeth photography team continues to post things that the mainstream media won’t: Disturbing development in the Dave Walker story
Today I have been sad because, like Cinderella, I have not been allowed to go to the Cathedral with the bishops, but happy because my wife arrives this evening for a day or two.
Posted by Dave at 11:31 am on July 20, 2008 and filed under Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.
Left: David Walker, Bishop of Dudley.
Right: David Walker, Cartoonist of Basildon.
Bishop David has mentioned our meeting on his Thinking Anglicans diary post.
Posted by Dave at 9:09 pm on July 19, 2008 and filed under Cartooning, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.
The CartoonChurch stand in the Lambeth Conference Marketplace will open on Monday for the best part of two weeks. It will be open from 11am until 9pm most days except Thursday 24 July.
This is the stand in its pre-setup state. As you can see I asked for the following fittings to be installed:
- Two folding chairs
- One collapsible church hall table
- One basketball hoop with attached large white mechanism thing
- One small cardboard box
- One sheet of A4 paper
Overall I think the staff have done remarkably well, don’t you?
Please feel free to use the comments to suggest how we might be able to use this assorted equipment. Remember that we need to communicate the ethos of the organisation and sell lots of books.
[Marketplace helpers: Sorry for lack of communication with some of you. I will send you some final information shortly.]
Posted by Dave at 8:27 pm on July 18, 2008 and filed under Festivals and Exhibitions, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference, Photographs.
Scott Gunn has the following tabloid report: BREAKING NEWS: Dave Walker is up to something
I do not wish to make a statement confirming or denying whether I am denying or confirming anything at this time.
Posted by Dave at 12:21 pm on July 18, 2008 and filed under Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.
This tent-cam picture was in fact taken by a ‘bishop-cam’, aka Bishop Alan Wilson who kindly sent it to me last night. My tent was lit up for the whole night because I couldn’t work out how to turn my light off. It was, to quote Bishop Alan ‘glowing with weird scifi type energy in the gloaming’. It occurred to me in the middle of the night that I could have just unplugged it.
Meanwhile Scott Gunn, one of the official Lambeth Conference photographers has an exclusive on my tent: A mystery in Canterbury? I am not currently willing to make any statement about the rumour that I will be performing some of my cartoons through the medium of liturgical dance.
You can, by the way, see Scott’s pictures here: Flickr: Lambeth Conference 2008′s Photostream
Sorry, by the way, about the lack of Church Times entries. This is for technical reasons. (Update: I’m back and blogging again at the Church Times)
I will, as requested, endeavour to post a tent-cam picture with me in it later on.
Posted by Dave at 12:14 pm on July 17, 2008 and filed under Cartooning, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.
Today the tent-cam swings around to point at the inside of the tent.
Before the conference I drew about 8 and a half of my existing cartoons on large canvasses. The creation of these works has been one of the more stressful experiences of my life, but they are now done. One of the jobs I did today was to use my B and Q nylon cord and my B and Q Small Brass Plated Cup Hooks (Qty 25) to create a system whereby my canvasses would hang in the tent without being a danger to the Anglican Communion. It has been quite successful.
The picture shows three of my cartoon canvasses: Bishops’ meetings, The Parish System and The Peace. The idea is that people can look at these cartoons until I have some Lambeth-related ones to show them.
This afternoon I received strange looks as I did not have a sign explaining who I am and what I am doing and although I am mentioned in the programme it is in an obscure section labelled ‘entertainment’ which is sandwiched between ‘the fringe’ programme and information about laundry. Fortunately Sue Parks, who is in charge of the conference organisation mentioned me in the opening meeting of the Lambeth Conference which took place this evening with all of the bishops, all of the spouses (and people who have ‘staff’ badges). This has meant that all of a sudden passing bishops and their spouses know who I am. In the few minutes I was at the tent this evening a number of bishops came and chatted with me, which was great.
By the way – I had planned to say a bit more about the opening ceremony (but not that much) on the Church Times blog, but unfortunately we have a blogging problem this evening. I can’t say that much as it was an event that the media were not allowed to attend.
I did my first Lambeth cartoon this morning. It should appear on the Lambeth Conference site tomorrow. The plan is then to post them on the Church Times blog after a day or two has elapsed.
If anyone has any requests for directions that they would like ‘tent-cam’ to face please let me know via the comments.
Posted by Dave at 9:47 pm on July 16, 2008 and filed under Cartooning, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.
Please excuse me going on about my tent. You will say if I’m becoming a bore won’t you?
Above: View from the tent. That is Canterbury Cathedral in the distance. It looks more impressive in real life.
Above: View of the tent from a spot near the picnic tables. Another marquee (a beer tent?) has since appeared in this area.
Above: Dramatic shot showing tent and its proximity to paved area.
My Lambeth Conference Diary including cartoons and whatnot will continue on a daily basis on the Church Times blog. The feed is here if you’d like to subscribe.
Posted by Dave at 11:28 pm on July 15, 2008 and filed under Cartooning, Lambeth 08, Lambeth Conference.