A couple of my cartoons have been posted on the Church Times site today:
From today’s Church Times newspaper (and available to non-subscribers on this occasion only): Church House: A brief glimpse into the inner workings
And, from today’s Church Times blog, drawn in the office around lunchtime: How personal disorganisation is splitting the Anglican Church
Posted by Dave at 5:53 pm on January 30, 2009 and filed under Cartooning, Church, Church Times blog.
Bicycle chain on radiator
Mixed media, 2009
The artist explores themes of interconnectedness, detachment and warmth.
Posted by Dave at 7:23 pm on January 22, 2009 and filed under Art, Utter nonsense.
The set of cartoons about church youthwork that I was wittering on about a month or two back are now online. Go to the schoolswork.co.uk site and in particular National Charter for Youthworkers. Here’s the blurb from the site:
“We love our youthworker!” will be officially launched next spring, but here’s a sneak preview of the aims of the charter and the set of seven sections with the cartoons to accompany them.
This is a campaign to encourage churches to think about the way they employ a full time worker and is based on a set of seven promises that churches commit to follow.
We believe that keeping full time workers positive, productive and living balanced lives makes for great youthwork. That’s an important step towards building God’s kingdom among young people.
Churches who sign up to the Charter gain a set of benefits and can expect to attract the very best youth workers in the UK. And, of course, it can also help them think about the best way to support volunteer youth workers.
The charter is a joint project between Youthwork the Partnership and Amaze.
Keep reading to see the set of seven cartoons by the ever brilliant Dave Walker from Cartoon Blog, and a description of each of the seven promises.
Posted by Dave at 10:26 pm on January 12, 2009 and filed under Cartoons.
I went to the Apple store in London.
The worship space was brightly lit, and row upon row of devotees stood at wooden benches gazing in adoration at white machines of varying shapes and sizes. A glass staircase lead upwards, where further rows of worshippers were doing much the same as those downstairs. People wearing bright shirts stood behind other desks, and names appeared on large screens. In the upper sanctuary a gathering of the faithful sat on wide comfortable pews and listened to a sermon.
I found the whole experience quite baffling. I could not see any orders of service anywhere, so it was rather difficult to know what I should be doing. Eventually I plucked up the courage to approach a sidesman, who explained what the worshippers were all doing and answered some of my questions about the basic tenets of the faith. He took me over to one of the white machines and explained some of the ways in which I too could become a follower should I choose. There would of course be very real costs involved.
Wary of making a commitment on my first visit I thanked the sideman and explained that I was in a bit of a hurry. To his credit he did not seem to mind.
I left clutching a parish magazine and thinking that returning on another occasion might not be entirely out of the question.
Posted by Dave at 11:52 am on January 3, 2009 and filed under Technical, Utter nonsense.