I promised a calendar competition but there does not seem to have been one. My excuse is that I was behind. Unfortunately there has not been a single day of 2009 that I have not been behind. I will start 2010 in the same sad state.
I have three copies of my 2010 calendar (sample pictures above, below) to give away. I will give them to three people at random from the comment thread to this post. The comment does not require any merit. It can, to give some examples, be a greeting, lifestyle advice or a household tip. Posting more comments will not make you more likely to win, but it will not be frowned upon either. International comments welcomed.
The calendars will not arrive by Christmas or New Year, but they might arrive before too many months of 2010 have elapsed. Closing date sometime around December 30th or so, depending upon how the mood strikes me.
A very Happy Christmas to all readers.
Posted by Dave at 6:52 pm on December 23, 2009 and filed under Cartoons.
This cartoon was my Christmas Church Times one from last year and is called The Nativity play – if you click that link you’ll find a higher resolution version and all the small print that goes with it. Please not that it originally appeared on a half page in the newspaper so it won’t work if you try and print it out on the back of a post-it note*.
You’ll notice that neither of these posts have been calendar competitions. I think that the calendar competition will be next week now, but it will happen.
*Can you print on the back of a post it note? I suspect not as the mildly adhesive bit would interfere with the workings of the rollers in your printer. Don’t try it!
Posted by Dave at 4:55 pm on December 3, 2009 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
Hello. The first of two cartoons I’ve just posted in the new cartoons section of CartoonChurch.com. This is Nine lessons learned at the carol service, which originally appeared in the Church Times last December or so. A higher resolution version that you can read is available on that page. If you’d like to publish it there are instructions on buying a licence to do so.
I’m aware that this comes too late for people wanting cartoons for their parish magazines etc. I’m sorry about that. I admit to being a shambles.
Posted by Dave at 4:47 pm on December 3, 2009 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
Questions have been raised about my appearance on Simon’s Dark Side of the Moon Chaplaincy blog.
Also has anyone ever actually met Dave Walker, in his photos he looks tall and thin…is he? There is a reason for my asking.
I have been trying to work out what these reasons might be. Either the chaplaincy students are planning to knit me a jumper, or the Diocese of Winchester are seeking information about me for a soon-to-be-released photo fit ‘wanted’ poster after my Church Times Blog posts (1,2,3) about the fact they are ceasing to fund Simon’s post. This will mean that unless other initiatives are taken (which they are being) Southampton University will more or less the only university in the UK to be un-pastorally*-cared-for by the Anglicans. Read the whole saga on Simon’s blog and if you want to support his cause join the Facebook group from where news is being posted.
Back to what I look like: So far responses on Simon’s blog suggest that I am “grey-looking and two-dimensional” or, by the Mad Priest: “Dave Walker looks like a geek from a Hollywood teen movie.”
In order to lay these allegations to rest I submit a recent self portrait that proves I am indeed tall and thin:
Whilst I’m here: Thanks for not giving up on this blog. I haven’t been writing it for several reasons. Partly because I’m currently in a continual state of being behind schedule with my diagrams and I’m convinced that the people to whom I owe the work will be continually scanning the internet to see that I’m not frittering my time away. My time therefore needs to be frittered away in other less public ways. There are other reasons too. But I need to remind myself that i do actually quite enjoy writing here, so I will endeavour to post a bit more, starting, I think, with a calendar giveaway in the next day or two.
*Probably not a valid phrase
Posted by Dave at 3:26 pm on December 2, 2009 and filed under Anglican bloggers, Anglican goings-on, Blogging, Cartoons, Church Times blog.