Keeping busy

Oops, no blog posts for ages. Hardly surprising when I've got cartoons like this to draw! A Where's Wally style take (don't go looking for him though) on industry trade shows. Drawn for the front cover of Skip Hire magazine's September issue.

Click to enlarge.

I also draw a regular strip for the magazine, the 100th of which, incredibly to me, is in the current (November 2021) issue.
Click here to buy Royston's cartoon books


Setting sail for the Herne Bay Cartoon Festival

I drew the poster for this year's Herne Bay Cartoon Festival. Click to enlarge. You'll need to, I packed a lot of jokes into it. Some of them are even not about Covid.

The main festival exhibition is now up at Beach Creative, I've got a few cartoons in there. Some of them are even not about Covid. And there's a Giles exhibition at the Seaside Museum. The live event takes place on the Pier this Sunday (August 1).

You'll find all the details you need over at the Procartoonists.org blog.


Royston cartoons exhibition now open

My cartoon exhibition Long Time, No See is now on at York Street Gallery in Ramsgate. It runs until midday on May 12. There are more than 70 top gags from Private Eye, The Spectator, Reader's Digest etc on Covid and much else. Most are signed and framed prints plus there are some originals for sale and books, cards and postcards.

Due to Covid restrictions I can't have a private view/opening but I'm aiming to be in the gallery at various times on Saturday and Sunday, and possibly other days too, so get in touch if you want to have socially distanced cartoony chat.

Long Time, No See: An Exhibition of Cartoons by Royston is at York Street Gallery, 22 York Street, Ramsgate.

Click here to buy Royston's cartoon books


New cartoon exhibition in Ramsgate

I will be hanging this exhibition, with Mike Samson at York Street Gallery from 1pm next Wednesday (May 5). It runs for a week (finishing midday May 12). It was postponed last May, because of the pandemic, but is now a very different show than it would have been.

There are lots of cartoons on a certain theme ...
But there are many other subjects covered too, cartoons new and old. There are around 70-odd in total, the biggest show I've held by far, and my first solo show that is in a gallery rather than a pub!

There will be some original artwork for sale but it is mostly signed prints, all available at affordable prices.

So if you're in the area do come along and have a laugh. We all need it.

Read more at the Isle of Thanet News here