Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Team Cul de Sac nominated for an Eisner award!!!!!!!!!!

Last year I had the immense honour of having Chalk & Cheese included in the Team Cul De Sac  book, a fundraising effort in aid of Parkinson's research. My strip was selected to go in the book alongside many notable cartoonists, including the creator of Calvin and Hobbes, Bill Watterson, whom I shared a spread with (I was so pleased my surname began with a W...!).
The project was conceived by a guy called called Chris Sparks, after Richard Thompson, the creator of the wonderful Cul De Sac strip, was diagnosed with the disease. To date Team Cul De Sac has raised over $110,000.00, and the book has just
been nominated for an Eisner Award!

You can read more in this article on the Team Cul De Sac site: Team Cul De Sac nominated for an Eisner award!!
You can buy a copy of the book here: Amazon UK
And here: Amazon US

And finally, here's my contribution from the book: Chalk & Cheese meets Mr. Danders.

No Dogs Allowed

Tuesday, April 02, 2013

Cousins (rpt.)

Below you'll see the original sketch for this strip, with a note that says, ASK Noah. He's the original inspiration for the character of Cheese Mouse, and it was his throw away remark at the zoo that started the whole okapi thing.

He also acts as my editor. I rarely run a strip without checking it out with him first, as he too delights in comics and always knows where to drop a panel or add a punchline. He's a harsh critic, but it's worth it when one makes him laugh aloud. Mind you, it's a killer when he looks at me with pity, and I know he's thinking, 'That's really not funny...'

And then he says it to my face.

Anyway, I haven't had time to do a new C&C this week, what with working on my picture book, having a kid off school with scarlet fever, website updates, and then the Easter weekend when we saw a multitude of cousins (some of which are still quite stumpy) - so I thought this was quite appropriate.