Wednesday, May 30, 2012
Wednesday, May 23, 2012
This was inspired by my six-year-old daughter who, largely to wind me up I think, likes to scoop up popcorn off the floor at the end of a film and shove it into her mouth, while saying, in a Homer Simpson-style voice, "Mmm ... floor popcorn."
You can see more Not Yet Sold cartoons here.
Friday, May 18, 2012
more examples of humorous illustration here.
Friday, May 11, 2012
Click here to buy Royston's cartoon book
The address, logically enough is facebook.com/roystoncartoons and it's a public site, so you don't need to be my "friend" to view it. So in the needy way that Facebook makes us behave, I'll say please visit and LIKE it!
Click here to visit facebook.com/roystoncartoons
Monday, May 7, 2012
While doing spot of self-Googling (hey, c'mon, we've all done it ...) I found this on eBay: the first issue of DoodleBug comic from the summer of 1987.
It sold for £8, OK it's not quite in the Action Comics #1 league, but hey, it was only 25p at the time! What really tickled me about this though, was the following ...
Noted illustrator? Ha, that's going on my business cards!
Also of interest is the fact that the comic was kept in "temperature-controlled storage" for five years before it came out (!) And I'm heartened to find that one rusty staple is the only imperfection, I'd have thought some of the jokes fall into that category.
Thursday, May 3, 2012
I can heartily recommend the exhibition H.M. Bateman: The Man Who Went Mad on Paper which is currently at the Cartoon Museum in London. For sheer draughtsmanship it's one of the best shows I've seen there.
Bateman was famous for his "The man who ..." cartoons, depicting social gaffes of the day. The cartoon above, which appeared in Prospect last year, is an attempt to use the Bateman template in a modern scenario. Quite a few contemporary cartoonists have done this.
It was fun to draw, mixing my own style with elements of Bateman's. I used The girl who ordered a glass of milk at the Café Royal, below, as inspiration.