Ollie & Quentin Book

Ollie & Quentin Book
125 pages in full colour!

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Nudity in Comics Shock

Take care all of you with weak hearts for today's strip contains full frontal nudity.

Friday, July 24, 2009

A reminder

HeeHee, I love this from Mike Lynch's excellent blog. It's one of those pictures I need to refer back to when things are going bad to remind me that being syndicated is an immense achievement despite chosing one of the worst times in newspaper history to be so.

Thursday, July 23, 2009


We've had two young Spanish students staying with us for the last three weeks. Very nice guys but one of them was the fussiest eater ever. It became my mission to see if I could get him to eat just one vegetable before he went home to Madrid but I'm sad to say I failed. This is the leaving card I drew for him this morning.

Monday, July 20, 2009

July 20th 1969 and all that...

To celebrate the 40th anniversary of the the moon landings here's a short series I did on Ollie and Quentin going into outer space (to Mars, in fact).

Sunday, July 19, 2009

Today's Sunday Strip

At the time of writing Comics Kingdom doesn't seem to be working so here's today's strip.

Monday, July 13, 2009


How's this for a coincidence...
I'm a big fan of fellow Brit Jonathan Lemon's brilliant Rabbits Against Magic comic strip. It's very funny and his color work is superb. Anyway, we both chose the same topic for yesterday's Sunday comic...Homophones!

Friday, July 10, 2009

With or without the 3rd panel?

My fellow British syndicated cartoonist buddy Alex Hallatt (creator of the fantastic Arctic Circle) emailed me to say that, for her, it wasn't necessary to have the third panel in this comic strip. I am aware that some readers occasionally require a little more help in getting a punchline. I prefer not to do this as a joke is weakened by too much "spoonfeeding" but on balance I felt this was one such occasion where a little more explanation was needed.

Which do you prefer?

Wednesday, July 08, 2009

"Where do you get your ideas?" #608

Thanks to some really loud drama students (are there any other kinds?) for today's comic. A group of them were learning their lines on the table next to me which gave me this idea. No complaints from me, therefore, but I bet the other people in the room were very happy to see them exit stage left eventually.

Monday, July 06, 2009

Closet Monster

As I spend a lot of time drawing those Sunday opening panels I might as well show them somewhere...

Friday, July 03, 2009

Guess what they're saying...

This is one of my favorite Ollie and Quentin jokes and it's lovely to see it in Swedish. For you non-Swedes try and guess what they're saying. Click here for a translation.

Thursday, July 02, 2009

Buckaroo v Rock'em Sock'em Robots

My original rough had Ollie and Quentin playing "Buckaroo" where you have to hang items on the Bucking Mule without it bucking them off. (Why is that sentence making me giggle?) It's a bit like that Surgery game. However I was told that Buckaroo isn't as popular in the States as it is here in the UK hence the change to Rock'em Sock'em Robots (which I think works better anyway).

Wednesday, July 01, 2009

"Where do you get your ideas?" #605

I know someone who has an awful habit of ringing me while they're eating and it drives me crazy. Every crunch, munch, chomp and slurp is amplified in my ear.

Got a joke out of it though so I shouldn't complain.