Friday, December 23, 2011

Christmas is...

If you enjoyed the Chalk & Cheese Christmas Special, please take a moment to nominate it for the Washington Post's Best Webcomics of 2011 award. Simply email (subject line: Best Webcomic 2011; message: by Tim Warnes).

C&C will return to their regular M/F slot on Monday 2nd January 2012. See you then!

Monday, December 19, 2011


The Chalk & Cheese Christmas Special is running all week, Monday to Friday! Why not spread some Christmas cheer and email the strip to a friend..?

Friday, December 16, 2011

The legend of Father Christmouse

OK, I confess this is totally inspired by, and a homage to Schulz's Linus and the Great Pumpkin storyline. It's no secret that I love Peanuts. But wouldn't it be fantastic to see a teeny tiny Father Christmouse streak past on Christmas Eve...?!

Don't forget to drop by each weekday next week for the Chalk & Cheese Christmas Special! 

Monday, December 12, 2011

Last minute instructions

This refers back to the premise set up in my picture book, Chalk & Cheese, which you can see on my website here!

Friday, December 09, 2011

What if..?

If you enjoy Chalk & Cheese, please take a moment to nominate it for the Washington Post's Best Webcomics of 2011 award. Simply email (subject line: Best Webcomic 2011; message: by Tim Warnes).

Many thanks!

Monday, December 05, 2011

Wednesday, November 30, 2011

Totally awesome news!

I'm delighted to announce that Chalk & Cheese has been chosen to feature in the much anticipated Team Cul de Sac book (Andrew McMeel Publishing), to be published 2012.

Cartoonists were invited to donate original art made especially for the book which is designed to raise awareness about Parkinson's disease, in honour of Richard Thompson (he being the genius behind the utterly fabulous Cul de Sac comic strip). Part of the profits from the sale of the book will benefit the Michael J Fox Foundation (MJFF); the original art submitted will also be auctioned as part of the fundraiser, with all of the auction money going to MJFF. Additionally, there will be a limited number of deluxe edition books signed and numbered by Richard Thompson himself.

My cartoon has Chalk and Cheese meeting Cul de Sac's Mr. Danders the guinea pig (gweep!) and will feature alongside cartoon greats such as Bill Watterson (Calvin & Hobbes), Patrick McDonnell (Mutts), Jim Davis (Garfield) and children's illustrator Mo Willems.


You can find out more about Team Cul de Sac here.

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Please vote!

If you enjoy my Chalk & Cheese comics, please take a moment and vote for them in the Washington Post Best Webcomics of 2011 category. Click here to vote or email

Hey - it's worth a go...

Friday, November 18, 2011

Cartoon cats and dogs

Some cartoon trivia: the glorious Calvin & Hobbes strip was first published on this day 1985. I love that Hobbes is just a floppy old toy when anyone else is around.

Friday, October 28, 2011


George Herriman's Krazy Kat daily strip first appeared this day 1913.You can watch a fun synopsis of the comic here and see some of the art here.

Monday, October 24, 2011

An oldie but goody

I first heard a version of this joke on The Muppet Show circa 1977 and it's stuck with me ever since. I know it's really cheesey, but I still think it's funny.

Friday, September 23, 2011

Autumn starts today!

Or fall, as Chalk would say. I wish we (the Brits) called it fall; it makes far more sense. According to Wikipedia, the term 'fall' was used to denote the season in 16th century England, a contraction of Middle English expressions like "fall of the leaf" and "fall of the year".

Friday, September 16, 2011

Okapia johnstoni

Credit where credit's due - this is what my son, Noah, said as I admired the okapi at Marwell Zoo earlier this year. Moments like that are the exact reason why I always carry a notebook...

Wednesday, August 31, 2011

Help wanted!

If you enjoy Chalk & Cheese, please help me get it seen. There's lots of fancy widgets below each strip to help you share it with others.

For all you tweeters, you can click on the Twitter logo to create a link.

If you blog, you can click on the Blogger symbol to reblog it.

Share it on Facebook with the Facebook symbol.

Or share it with Stumble Upon...

Simplest and most direct of all is to email it to a friend or two by clicking on the envelope or M symbols.

So what are you waiting for? Spread some cheer!

Monday, August 22, 2011

A much needed rest

I'm going to take a two week break from C&C to get some much needed rest after a frantic summer working and illness in the family. Normal service will resume Monday 5th September.

Friday, August 19, 2011

3 Cheers for Pooh! (For who?) For Pooh!

Winnie-the-Pooh is  90 on Sunday (according to NYPL). Happy Birthday, Bear, and thanks for the memories!

(Pooh quotes from Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne, Methuen, 1926) 

Monday, August 15, 2011

Decisions, decisions...

To celebrate Winnie-the-Pooh's birthday this coming weekend, I've done two Pooh-inspired posts.

When my kids were younger, "Shall we rock or shall we Pooh?" was asked at the beginning of car journeys to decide what we should listen to (nowadays it's mostly rock). I can't tell you the hours we've spent listening to it on CD. We have it as a BBC recording read by the brilliant Bernard Cribbins, described by Bookaboo as 'the actor with a voice as warm as onion gravy.' Wonderful!

(Pooh quotes from Winnie-the-Pooh by AA Milne, Methuen, 1926)

Friday, August 05, 2011


 A great big THANK YOU to The Comics Reporter for helping me promote C&C. So direct tweeting can work!

There'll be more from C&C on Monday...

Monday, July 25, 2011


I had a strange dilemma writing this particular strip - should I use British or American spelling? The original picture book was only published in the US, so it wasn't an issue. Here I opted for the British (since I am). I discussed it later with Jane, who suggested in future I spell Cheese's words in the British idiom, and Chalk's in the American. What a great solution!

Monday, July 18, 2011

Seeing is believing

If this is your first time to C&C, 'Hello' - if not, 'Welcome back!' I shall try to post two strips a week over the next few months, on a Monday and Friday. Why not email one to a friend? Simply click on the envelope icon below the strips and follow the instructions. Enjoy.

Friday, July 15, 2011


Well, it's the end of week one - I've had readers from UK, USA, Spain, Japan, France, Australia, Canada, Germany, Saudi Arabia and Thailand! Thanks for stopping by - come back Monday to find out more about Bloggy (maybe the 'subscribe' widget-thingy will work by then...) !