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I’m off out for the whole day today so no time for blogging. In the meantime why not take a virtual visit to one of our local Essex attractions, the Motorboat Museum, in particular the games page.
I tried the ‘boat race’ and ‘trimming a boat’ contests, the former usually ending in disaster for me. Warning: these might be slight time wasters, but at least they’re educational time wasters.
I haven’t yet been to the museum in real life, but you will be amongst the first to hear a full report when I do.
Posted by Dave at 8:05 am on October 8, 2006 and filed under Essex Life, Quizzes and competitions.
James, the winner of the evangelistic frisbee competition requested this cartoon. He really did let me off easily by going for one of my simplest drawings, and a circular one at that. If he had gone for something like the church kitchen or ‘bottled up‘ I don’t quite know how it would have turned out.
Perhaps I should start offering drawings on various items, household or otherwise, as one of my services.
Posted by Dave at 8:51 am on September 13, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Quizzes and competitions.
As you can see the right answer to the frisbee competition was number…
… (annoying TV ‘reality show’ pause)
Two people got the right answer, James and Sally.
And the winner, pointed out by a blindfolded pointy finger, is:
Congratulations – let me know what you’d like drawn on the non-evangelistic side of the frisbee.
Posted by Dave at 11:28 am on September 11, 2006 and filed under Photographs, Quizzes and competitions.
I have blurred myself, not because I am embarrassed to be seen with this frisbee but because I am giving a funny sort of a look. I wouldn’t want people to have trouble sleeping.
Posted by Dave at 8:27 pm on September 9, 2006 and filed under Photographs, Quizzes and competitions.
I have an evangelistic frisbee. This is a picture of me and the frisbee taken when Maddie_C and my sister and I were playing the aforementioned game at a campsite during the summer.
But where is the frisbee? The person who can, using their skill and judgement, spot the frisbee will win it. Post your guess as to which yellow disc is hiding the frisbee in the comments and it could be yours.
I will post a picture of the frisbee showing its evangelistic nature over the weekend. The competition closes at the end of this Sunday (10th September I think) on a British Summer Time basis. In the event of more than one person getting the right answer I will pick a correct answerer at random using a blindfold and a pointy finger.
I’d be happy to draw something on the reverse of the frisbee using a permanent marker to make it into a valuable collector’s item. Perhaps a cartoon of the winner’s choice.
After you have entered you can learn more about doing advanced frisbee moves similar to the one I am demonstrating in the photo on this page.
Posted by Dave at 5:26 pm on September 8, 2006 and filed under Photographs, Quizzes and competitions.
Congratulations to axegrinder, Helen, James, Margaret and Michelle, the winners of the Porpoise 2 competition.
If you send me your addresses I will send out the Porpoise 2s this week (James and Michelle – I already have your addresses).
Thanks to everyone who entered. Your answers to the questions were interesting in themselves, but they will also be of help to me in various and sundry ways. They will be useful as I attempt to get a large number of church-related cartoons done in the next few weeks in the runup to this summer’s happenings and the publication of the book.
Don’t fret if you didn’t win or forgot to enter. You can still get a copy of Porpoise 2 from Si by following the instructions on the competition post. And just to add too that Mr Paul Kercal of Wiblog fame has some pages in this one. More about him another day too.
Posted by Dave at 4:05 pm on June 11, 2006 and filed under Quizzes and competitions.
I’ve got 5 copies of ‘Porpoise 2′ to give away. Porpoise, in case you had forgotten, is a comic edited by Si Smith with a load of different artists in it. I gave away some copies of Issue 1 last year if you remember. Porpoise 2 has one of my unpublished-anywhere-in-the-world-thus-far cartoons in it; one of my favourites from 2005 in fact. But enough about me, Porpoise has lots of other cartoonists and comic-book artists in it too. I can’t remember who or how many though because my copies are in another house owing to organisational manoeuvres.
I’ll send the 5 copies to the first 5 names out of the hat who leave an answer in the comments to both of the following questions:
1. Name one thing about going to church that makes you smile.
2. Name one thing about going to church that makes you a bit grumpy.
If you don’t go to church then think of an occasion when you did. If you’ve never been make it up. You’ve got until the end of Saturday UK time. I’ll send them anywhere in the world.
I’ll be honest with you. I need some ideas for cartoons so I’ll be using your answers to inspire some scribbles. Doing two drawings with one stone, or something. By entering you are allowing me to use your ideas in cartoons and agree not to write me letters in 20 years time asking for shares of royalties.
If you don’t win a copy you can get your own by following these instructions from Si himself:
If you want a copy [and why wouldn't you?] send me just one pound and fifty new pence, plus a stamp, and i’ll bung one back to you by return of post [sellotape coins between bits of cardboard to ensure their safe arrival - the address is over on the links page!...]
Posted by Dave at 6:54 am on June 9, 2006 and filed under Cartooning, Church, Quizzes and competitions.
Let me start first of all with some competition cliches:
“The standard of entries has been extremely high this year.”
“This decision has been the most difficult one we can ever remember having to make.”
“But, there can only be one winner.”
Ok, the result of my small competition. I’ve decided that the winner is Nefertiki, for this, which did cause me to laugh outloud:
All dressed up for church, he stands up and points at the pastor at the pulpit, who is wearing cargo pants, running shoes, a trucker’s cap with Acme Vans ltd, and a tee shirt reading, “I’m a married priest – ask me why!”
Well done Nefertiki. Thanks to everyone who took the time to enter.
If anyone is a bit sad because they had already decided in their hearts who they were going to send the cards to might I remind you that you can obtain some via the stall in the foyer. Thank you.
I will also be selling cards at the Christian Resources Exhibition in Esher, Surrey, from the 9th to the 12th of May. More about that another time.
Posted by Dave at 12:31 pm on April 13, 2006 and filed under Quizzes and competitions.
I’ve got a set of four of my greetings cards with envelopes sitting here in an brown board-backed envelope ready to go out.
I’ll send them out on Thursday morning to the person who comes up with the most interesting answer to the following question:
What is the man in the cartoon (above) pointing at?
If your answer is better than any of the things I have in mind I will draw it. By entering you are allowing me to draw and (who knows) possibly profit from your idea. Closing time is 10am on Thursday 13th April, so about 36 hours time. The judges decision is final and it’s all a bit of fun.
Posted by Dave at 10:41 pm on April 11, 2006 and filed under Cartoons, Quizzes and competitions.
Stand by as I am about to announce the answer to my ‘Mystery blog‘ quiz. I know I said I was going to do it this morning but I didn’t owing to various troubles that were occurring.
Here is another quote just to get you in the mood:
4th quick, 5th quick; 4th quick, 5th quick; 4th quick, 5th quick;
6th slow, 7th slow; 6th slow, 7th slow; 6th slow, 7th slow;
7th quick, 6th quick; 7th quick, 6th quick; 7th quick, 6th quick;
5th slow, 4th slow; 5th slow, 4th slow; 5th slow, 4th slow;
and so go in quick.
I am pleased to announce that the blog in question is ‘a bellringer’s progress‘, by Simon Kershaw. It isn’t the world’s most regularly updated weblog and I must confess that I don’t understand very much of it, but I think bellringers are great people and so we should all be nice to them. I did also find it very interesting when I had the opportunity to go up the tower and see the Cookham bells in action. So go on, put a cheery note in the bellringer’s comments.
Posted by Dave at 11:54 pm on January 30, 2006 and filed under Links: bloggers, Quizzes and competitions.
I’ve just had a chance to take a look at my Christmas Quiz which is a full page feature in this week’s Church Times. Greetings to anyone who has surfed in having followed the half-printed web address (might have been my scanning, I’m not sure). I’m afraid it’s only available to people who have bought the paper or paying Church Times subscribers.
If you have the paper why not cut out the answers and keep them somewhere safe, then give the quiz to the relatives to do when you’re trying to keep them entertained after the Queen’s speech?
Posted by Dave at 4:44 pm on December 24, 2005 and filed under Church, Quizzes and competitions.
Si of Si Smith fame has very kindly supplied me with a huge stack of my mini-micro-comic entitled ‘The tree of life: an analysis involving the Bible and some made up things’. The comic was available at the Greenbelt festival communion service where it was one of a set of 8 and people could also buy it in the festival shop. I blogged about it last month as you may or may not remember and if you click the image to the right you can see what it looks like when looked at from a certain angle. I could sell them, but I thought it might be quite nice to give them away.
I’ve probably got more than enough copies for every reader of the blog to have one,
though I’m afraid I’m limiting it to UK readers only on this occasion unless you really plead persuasively with me as I don’t have a huge budget for lots of overseas postage at the moment (See below).
Here’s what you need to do if you’d like one:
1) Post a comment here on the blog to make it look popular.
2) E-mail me your postal address, my email being dave(at) cartoonchurch.com. I will of course only use your address to send you this cartoon (and perhaps one of my leaflets in the same envelope) but you won’t be getting any junk mail, spam, tracts or evangelistic telephone calls from me in the future (well, unless you ask for them I suppose). If you could send me your address even if I should already have it will just help speed things up and things like that and would be much appreciated.
3) IF you would like to receive my soon-to-be-activated-properly e-mail newsletter which will come out occasionally, no more than about once a month, then add ‘Oh, go on then, send me your newsletter’ to the e-mail, but you’re under absolutely no obligation to do this.
The comic will be winging its way to you forthwith as quickly as second class post can carry it. This may be a limited-time offer depending on the response.
It struck me on the way back from the library that excluding the folks from around the world really was a bit mean. So, having repented, the first ten readers from the rest of the world can have a comic too. Lets face it, there probably won’t be ten people that respond anyway. (Joke, but with quite a bit of truth in it.)
Si has said: “…the last few sets of all eight communion comix will be up for purchase from the greenbelt office very soon. They’ll be advertised on the website in the next week or so, but if you want to buy one urgently, you can ring ‘em up and buy it over the phone…!”
I think they cost five british pounds.
Posted by Dave at 1:19 pm on September 6, 2005 and filed under CartoonChurch progress, Cartoons, Quizzes and competitions.