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Today, despite the fairly important goings-on at General Synod, is a day when I need to make significant progress on an entire summers-worth of cartoons.
So, any requests? (In truth I mean ‘any ideas?’, but ‘requests’ sounds like I am a bit more competent than I actually am.)
I will post a tiny prize to anyone who gives me an idea that I actually use for a cartoon in the next two months.
[Please excuse any slowness in comment moderation later today - I intend to spend some of it in cafes in the Southend area scribbling down half-baked ideas.]
Posted by Dave at 9:45 am on July 9, 2012 and filed under Ideas appeal.
Good morning. A break from cartoons today as I could do with a tiny bit of help. Today’s topic for the cartoon lab (hosted on this blog today):
Going back to church
Any suggestions on this welcomed: What to expect, what to do when you get there, what to expect, pitfalls to avoid, any other angle you can think of. I need to do a new cartoon on this subject today: any suggestions welcomed and greatly appreciated.
Posted by Dave at 8:09 am on May 31, 2012 and filed under Cartooning, Ideas appeal.
Well, hello everyone.
I haven’t been doing very well at cartooning recently. I’m not going to go into the details, but let’s just say I need a bit of help. So, I’ve set up a small experimental website for discussion of ideas. It may or may not work, but it’s worth a try. To find the ‘Cartoon lab’, go to http://cartoonlab.wordpress.com/.
The idea is that I will post ideas which need a bit of work to turn them into something I can use for a cartoon. Any replies / contributions will be much appreciated, and hopefully the process will be fun too.
I’m hoping the technical side of it all works. Let me know if you make a comment and it doesn’t show up. First comments will need to be moderated I think. If you are a WordPress.com user or know what you are doing you might find that a ‘Gravatar’ icon shows up in the same way it does on this site. But no one really knows for sure. I decided not to use this blog, by the way, so that only the people who specifically want to join in with these discussions would see it. I decided not to use Facebook or Twitter so that people who don’t use those sites can join in.
Thanks in advance for any contributions. I do of course still welcome cartoon ideas via the usual methods: email, stopping me in the street, etc.
Posted by Dave at 1:17 pm on April 27, 2012 and filed under CartoonChurch progress, Cartooning, Ideas appeal.
I’m back from being away on holiday. I can never really tell you about our holidays beforehand for security reasons, but it is now safe to say that we went to Holt in Norfolk, where we stayed in a cottage one minute and fourteen seconds from the Kings Head. Activities included bicycling, railways and pretending not to keep an eye on Twitter.
Being back means that I need to draw diagrams. Oh dear. I have no ideas whatsoever, and so if you have any please feel free to post them below or in an e-mail. Thank you in advance, though I will also try to say thank you in arrears.
Posted by Dave at 8:44 am on June 6, 2011 and filed under Ideas appeal, Mundane.
Every now and then I have a bit of a cartoon ‘ideas appeal’ here on the blog. I’m currently working on a couple of Christmas cartoon projects and would dearly appreciate a small amount of help from anyone who has a minute to spare.
There are two subjects I’m working on:
1) The Parish Christmas tree.
What is hanging on it, and who has hung it there?
Examples: The bell ringers have hung a bell. The parent and toddler group has hung an irritating squeaky toy. You get the idea.
2) Christmas questions.
Which Christmas-related subjects baffle you?
Example (cartoon above): Who thinks up the playlists that get played in shops?
[Any ideas welcomed. They don't have to be good or funny. I may not be able to use all ideas and can't promise any reward. Many thanks in advance.]
‘Playlist’ cartoon originally appeared in my 2005 Advent calendar.
Posted by Dave at 10:32 pm on December 7, 2010 and filed under Cartooning, Ideas appeal.
Pure silliness. Fortunately, it being Monday, very few people are reading.
If anyone has time on my hands I’d welcome thoughts on the following.
What do you keep in your vestry? Odd or peculiar items from vestries you have known welcomed.
What is kept on the tables at the back of church? Odd or peculiar items from tables you have known at the back of churches you have known welcomed.
What might people who pilfered kneelers do with them?
Update: Please feel free to repost this cartoon on your blog – all I ask is that you put a link to my site. Thank you!
Posted by Dave at 7:42 pm on October 4, 2010 and filed under Cartoons, Ideas appeal.
A huge thank-you to the people who have suggested ideas over the last couple of weeks. You might have noticed one or two from the lists appearing and there are more on the way.
If anyone has any inside insights into the following topics then any contributions would be welcomed:
1. Unusual or interesting arrangements for covering services over the summer holidays
2. Things that happen in the vestry in the final moments before the service starts
3. The Anglican selection process. In the past someone has given me information about this, but I can’t remember where or when. It would be useful to know the different steps one has to go through in order to be ordained. Any online resources that explain it clearly welcomed.
[Note: Am away during the day today - will moderate comments in the evening]
Posted by Dave at 9:49 am on August 9, 2009 and filed under Ideas appeal.
Thought I might do a diagram on the subject. If anyone who attends such occasions can help me via the comments (or via e-mail if you don’t want your comments published) that would be super. So, deanery chapter meetings:
- What happens?
- What subjects get talked about?
- What do you like and/or dislike about them?
- The chapter clerk: How are they chosen and what is their role?
- Any other comments
No need to answer all of these – just any that seem appropriate. Many thanks in advance.
Posted by Dave at 10:49 am on September 17, 2008 and filed under Ideas appeal.
[How to tell what is going on, another of the 10 cartoons uploaded yesterday to the cartoons section of the main CartoonChurch.com site.]
If anyone has any requests for subjects for my Church Times ‘Guide to the church’ series I’d be very happy to hear them. There are probably some aspects of church life (local, national, or international) that I have omitted to explore. Please post in the comments below or feel free to contact me directly. I can’t make any promises about which ideas I will use of course, but all responses are very much appreciated.
This is my way of asking for ideas without making it look as if I am too desperate.
Posted by Dave at 9:37 am on May 27, 2008 and filed under Cartoons, Ideas appeal, Religion.
Another post in my ‘ideas appeal’ series.
Today’s subject: What should you take to church? Are there different things you should take at different times of year and in the different liturgical seasons? All comments will be appreciated: sensible or absurd, mundane or creative.
Thanks in advance for any replies.
Posted by Dave at 1:10 pm on February 10, 2008 and filed under Ideas appeal, Religion.
Todays idea appeal subject is ‘family services’, or ‘all age services’. Questions:
- What are the essential elements of a family service?
- Do you love them or hate them? Feel free to tell us why.
Anything you can tell me would be a help. Thanks again in advance.
Posted by Dave at 12:12 pm on January 19, 2008 and filed under Church, Ideas appeal, Religion.
Really quick question: What do the clergy carry around with them at all times to help them do their job? Or, what would they ideally be able to carry around with them at all times?
Thanks again – this is a real help to me.
Posted by Dave at 8:05 am on January 8, 2008 and filed under Ideas appeal.