Monday, December 24, 2012


That's it from C&C until next year. Have a great Christmas and New Year - see you in 2013!

Friday, December 21, 2012

A Christmassy Question

I hope you've enjoyed this week's Chalk & Cheese Christmas Special! There'll be another suitably Christmassy offering on Monday!

Thursday, December 20, 2012

Christmas 1869 - A Potted History

In case you're wondering what a sleigh pulled by magic beetles looks like, check out The Legend Of Father Christmouse from last year.

Wednesday, December 19, 2012

Tuesday, December 18, 2012

Monday, December 17, 2012

White Christmas

The Chalk & Cheese Christmas Special is running all week, Monday to Friday! Spread some Christmas cheer and share the strips - you can email the strip to a friend or share on Facebook or Twitter by clicking the icons below.

Friday, December 14, 2012

10 Days And Counting

If you weren't following C&C last January, take a look at this strip - Whyand Faith Renewed.

Tuesday, November 13, 2012


For more okapi themed strips, click on okapi in the labels below.

Tuesday, November 06, 2012

Ideal Pet

Cheese LOVES okapis. He even asked Father Christmouse for a pet one last year - but had to make do with a toy one. Life is full of bitter disappointment.

Monday, September 10, 2012

About Badgers

Whilst I love creating these comics, I'm at a point where I can't justify the time spent on them, as I have some oh-so-tight deadlines to meet on some paid book projects. So it is with a big *sigh* that I'm going to have to temporarily reduce the strip to just once a week, which I shall post on a Tuesday, just to throw you all (apparently general morale is at it's lowest on a Tuesday, so maybe my comic will give some of you a much needed boost)!

I'm not sure how long this new arrangement will be for - I expect until at least mid October. Rest assured that the C&C bit of my brain will be whirring away and scribbling down ideas and scenarios in the meantime.

See you next Tuesday!

Friday, August 31, 2012

Big Bad Brock

If you're new to C&C, or just need reminding, then check this out!

I'm taking some time out next week, so the next C&C will be on Monday 10th September.

Monday, August 13, 2012

Seeing Is Believing (rpt.)

 This week I'm giving myself a break and repeating some of my favourite earlier C&C comics.

For those of you who (like me), enjoy looking 'behind the scenes' as it were, here's the original rough layout.

Monday, July 23, 2012


Chalk & Cheese met Mr. Danders the guinea pig in my strip that was done for Team Cul de Sac. This is a great fundraising effort for Parkinson's disease, in support of Cul de Sac cartoonist Richard Thompson. If you are able, please buy the book or consider making a donation.

Weirdly enough, today's Cul de Sac comic fits my theme perfectly. Enjoy!

Monday, July 16, 2012

YAY! The winner of the C&C art is...

Marya Jansen-Gruber, editor of Through the Looking Glass Children's Book Review - this link takes you to an interview that she did with me earlier in the year. Congrats, Marya; the art will be on it's way!


Wednesday, July 11, 2012

Chalk & Cheese Comics is 1 Year Old!

When I started Chalk & Cheese Comics I had no idea how it would pan out. I didn't realise then that Cheese would become so obsessed with okapis, or adopt the mantle of dark Sith mouse, Cheese Vader. I hadn't envisaged Chalk sitting up holding a book reading; I didn't know that porcupines float. 

At the moment of writing, C&C Comics has had 20,873 page views spread across 41 different countries, which I find amazing and hugely encouraging. Thank you to everyone who shares the strip by word of mouth, email, Twitter, Facebook etc. 

To celebrate I'm giving away this original piece of art - just go to the Chapman & Warnes Giveaways site for details.

Who knows where the next 12 months will take us (certainly not me, as I haven't done Friday's strip yet!)?

Monday, July 09, 2012

Isothrix bistriata

Wikipedia: The toros or brush-tailed rats, genus Isothrix, are a group of spiny rats found in tropical South America, particularly in the Amazon Basin. Follow the link from the C&C Facebook page to see a picture of one.

Monday, June 25, 2012

Return Of The Jedi

STAR WARS and all characters, names and related elements (lightsabers and stuff) are  trademarks of and © Lucasfilm Ltd. Cheese Vader is my idea.

Saturday, June 23, 2012

And the winner of Bunnifing is...

Shirley Ng-Benitez.! Shirley is an illustrator and has been following C&C for some time now. Congratulations, Shirley - look after that cute Bunnifing for me.

Thanks to everyone who entered!

Friday, June 22, 2012


There's still time to win yourself the real life Bunnifing - check out the new Chapman & Warnes Giveaways site for details. Entries for the draw must be received by midnight tonight (UK time).

Monday, June 18, 2012

Generation Gap

If you're new to Chalk & Cheese Comics, you can find out more about Bloggy by clicking on the label 'Bloggy' at the bottom of this post.

Friday, June 15, 2012


Would you like a Bunnifing all to yourself? I have one to give away - check out this exclusive giveaway over on the new Chapman & Warnes giveaways site!

Friday, June 08, 2012

Waiting Game

Don't forget you can get your hands on some original C&C art by bidding online in the Team Cul de Sac auction, raising funds for Parkinson's research. The current bid is $42.00 (a snip compared to the 1.3m euros recently paid for an original Tintin cover!). The auction ends on June 10th.

Friday, June 01, 2012

Team Cul De Sac Special

Team Cul de Sac (TCDS) is a fundraising effort in honour of Richard Thompson, the cartoonist behind the brilliant Cul de Sac comic strip, who was recently diagnosed with Parkinson's disease. With Richard's support, TCDS invited cartoonists to draw his characters for a book to raise money for The Michael J. Fox Foundation (MJFF) to further its mission to accelerate the delivery of life-changing treatments, and ultimately a cure, to people with Parkinson's. Chalk & Cheese Meet Mr. Danders is what I came up with.

I love Mr. Danders, the Blisshaven Preschool guinea pig from Cul de Sac. Richard Thompson has described him as a 'pompous little thing... I've found the key to his character is that nobody calls him anything but "the guinea pig", nobody calls him "Mr. Danders" except for him. It must drive him crazy.' I think I've managed to portray something of that in my comic.

You can read a bit more about Mr. Danders (and see how he's really drawn) here.

All the original art submitted to the project is currently being auctioned off through Heritage Auctions on-line, with 100% of the proceeds benefitting the MJFF. So, if you fancy getting your hands on an original piece of C&C artwork whilst supporting a great cause, then please follow this link:
Please note - THE AUCTION ENDS JUNE 10th!

You can also support the project by purchasing the book Team Cul De Sac: Cartoonists Draw the Line at Parkinson’s (Andrews McMeel Publishing) which publishes next week and includes this piece of mine alongside the work of cartoonists such as Bill Watterson (Calvin and Hobbes), Jim Davis (Garfield) and Patrick McDonnell (Mutts). If you live in the US, you can purchase it directly from the editor, Chris Sparks:
For UK readers: