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You could say that this is a bit early, but now is approximately the time when church magazine editors need a summer cartoon. You can find the high resolution version here: Summer holidays. It is taken from book 3, The Exciting World of Churchgoing, and originally appeared in the Church Times in August 2009.
Posted by Dave at 11:47 am on May 24, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
Newly added to CartoonChurch.com: Outdoor activities. Click that link for the high resolution version and that kind of thing. The cartoon is from Book 3, The Exciting World of Churchgoing, and originally appeared in the Church Times around July 2009 or so.
Posted by Dave at 9:41 am on May 20, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
I’ve posted a cartoon entitled ‘Volunteer transport‘. You can click that link for high resolution file, etc.
Sorry once again that there hasn’t been much on the blog recently. I’m just about getting by and not really in a blogging frame of mind. You can, if you’d like to, follow my updates on Twitter, which are rather more frequent.
Posted by Dave at 7:38 pm on May 14, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
A cartoon has been added – the organ tuner. Those holding a licence can find the high resolution file here.
Vital statistics for this cartoon it originally appeared in the Church Times in July 2009 and appears in the Exciting World of Churchgoing. Page 75.
Posted by Dave at 9:16 am on May 10, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
New on my church cartoons website: Loyalty cards, from February 2010. Republication information is here.
Posted by Dave at 5:28 pm on April 24, 2013 and filed under Cartoons.
Another cartoon has been added to my church cartoons site, CartoonChurch.com. It is entitled The church hall, and is about (to save you reading it) the frictions that you get when different groups of people use a church hall. As per usual licences for republication are available, and if you like it you can buy a book (Book 3, The exciting world of churchgoing) with many more of the same kind of thing in.
I originally drew this in May 2008. It was probably partly inspired by my former life as a church youth worker, when making sure that other people’s church-hall belongings were not tampered with by rampaging youths was one of my main concerns in life. I seem to remember the toddler group leaders having occasional cause for complaint.
Posted by Dave at 8:40 pm on April 17, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
I have added a cartoon to my church cartoons website, CartoonChurch.com. It is entitled ‘Health and Safety’. It originally appeared in the Church Times in January 2009, and can be found on page 51 of your hymnbooks*.
My favourite line is the ‘racing blindfolded children’ one, and I think the rest of the cartoon was probably built around that. The stepladder combinations may or may not be based on experience somewhere.
I’ve got more cartoons to come over the next week or two, including some seasonal ones to help church magazine editors over the long summer months. As always information about using the cartoons in your own church publications can be found via the ‘using cartoons‘ page, above right on every page on this website.
*The Exciting World of Churchgoing, info here.
Posted by Dave at 8:13 pm on April 16, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
I’ve been doing some cartoon work for Christian Aid for Christian Aid Week – you can see the first one on the ‘resources’ page for Christian Aid Week organisers and collectors. In fact that is where they will all be over the next few months.
In particular you can find out why you might need a great big stick. And while you’re there, why not have a look around the site and think whether there is something you can do for Christian Aid Week (May)?
I’m now back home, having been away. It is all go here preparing for Uganda, but I will write more about that in a forthcoming blog post.
Posted by Dave at 4:42 pm on February 22, 2013 and filed under Cartoons.
So, Lent starts today. Some of you have given up the internet during this time, so you won’t be reading this. Unless you forgot that you had signed up to the email notifications. In which case: sorry, this is the internet here and you have broken your Lenten resolution on day one. Apologies.
Others will be observing Lent in various and sundry ways, perhaps because you find it helpful to do so or because you promised to follow the liturgical calendar of the church at some point and now can’t really get out of it.
As for me: I am following a liturgical calendar of my own devising. I am feasting when I should be fasting, and fasting when I should be feasting. There is, to be honest, probably less fasting than there should be. For this reason (and a scarcity of study materials, etc) I would not recommend following my liturgical calendar.
On Twitter and blogs I see a lot about services attended, luxuries given up and advanced spiritual disciplines undertaken. This has a tendency to make me feel envious and inadequate for reasons that need not concern us in a blog post.
That said, my understanding of a genuine fast / penitent activity is that no one should know about it. So in order to gain any genuine spiritual benefit Lenten tweeting and blogging would have stick to (for instance) photos of A4 sheets of paper, cups of tea, etc.
But I am almost certainly wrong about. In any case, I am choosing to read what is being written. Perhaps I should give up the internet for Lent.
[Drawing: One-armed men go to the pub. Drawn in three minutes - I can do better.]
Posted by Dave at 7:45 am on February 13, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, Lent.
Newly added to the CartoonChurch website: Valuables.
Posted by Dave at 7:48 pm on February 9, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.
This is a very small extract from my fairly large cartoon in tomorrow’s 150 year anniversary issue of the Church Times. The paper was first published on 7 February 1863, 150 years ago today.
Ironically a large edition of the paper means that I have very little time to write about it (today being web press day), but it must be said that I would not be cartooning for (part of) my living and this website would not exist without the Church Times. In fact, I don’t know of any other publication of a comparable size / readership in the UK that gives as much space to cartoonists – there’s at least four cartoons in most issues. So thank you, both to them and to those who subscribe, thereby keeping us going.
You can see the full cartoon, a photograph of me pretending to have a teabreak, and all sorts of historical and informative articles about the last 150 years in tomorrow’s paper. There’s a press release about various ways the anniversary is being celebrated here. There’s also a hashtag on Twitter (CT150th) for the posting of related tweets – please join in.
Update: I can’t post the cartoon from the paper I’m afraid, but here are some pictures of the office, including the cartoonist having a tea break and then looking serious / apprehensive. Click the ‘slideshow’ link.
Posted by Dave at 10:45 am on February 7, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, Church.
Time for a another cartoon I think. The heating system has been added to the new cartoons section of the website, and is available for licence holders to use in the usual ways. The cartoon is taken from ‘The Exciting World of Churchgoing’, and was originally published in the Church Times.
Normally I’d add a cheery anecdote about church heating, or comment on my current temperature, but such additions are a luxury for the lunchtime blogger. Back to work Walker!
Posted by Dave at 2:51 pm on February 6, 2013 and filed under Cartoons, New CartoonChurch cartoons.