Ollie & Quentin Book

Ollie & Quentin Book
125 pages in full colour!

Sunday, November 29, 2009

Friday, November 27, 2009

Mom's email

My mom isn't very tech savvy and often needs help getting her *@%*@%$ printer to print. We're buying her her own laptop for her 70th birthday soon so the swearing is only going to get worse.


Anyone spot the deliberate mistake? Actually it wasn't deliberate to begin with but then I decided to keep my math error in.

Sunday, November 22, 2009

Thursday, November 19, 2009

Sunday Color

I like the look of this. This is the color file for a forthcoming Sunday. I always color my strips in Photoshop on a separate layer anyway and sometimes it's fun just to see what the color-only layer looks like. I think this works nicely because it's taking place in the snow.

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

Alex Hallatt interviewed on Scott Nickel's Blog

This week fellow Brit and fellow King Features Cartoonist Alex Hallatt is interviewed over on Scott Nickel's excellent blog. Every week Scott gets cartoonists to answer questions about themselves and their feature. It's well worth a read. I love Alex's answer to the best thing about being a cartoonist.

Tuesday, November 17, 2009

Typing Errors

I always seem to make the same typing errors. If a word has a double letter in it I always double up the wrong one. Eg. "Spoon" would become "Sponn" or "Green" becomes "Grren"
Another favorite is "Toady" instead of "Today", I think this is when a real word can be made out of another.

Thank goddness my work is checked.

Saturday, November 14, 2009

Comma? Huh?

I have no idea why a comma has been added after "goodness" in today's comic but it wasn't me!


I don't get many comic roughs rejected (which is a relief because I do such tight pencils) but this one didn't make it. I quite like it but, as my brilliant editor put it, "the clever factor is low!"

Monday, November 09, 2009

Our House

This is my lovely house. We've lived here for 18 years. Today we exchanged contracts so our gorgeous home is now sold. Teresa immediately burst into tears. Now I am frantically sorting, packing, ebaying, dumping and moving our stuff as well as doing my comic strip. The next few weeks are going to be crazy.

Newspaper v. Online News

I have little interest in reading news online and much prefer a newspaper. That said I prefer to read comics online. The size, print quality, choice and sheer number of comics in a newspaper puts me off. Apart from a handful of features that look better in black and white (Cul de Sac, Lio and Non Sequitur to name but three) I prefer color comics too so online is where I go. Ollie and Quentin looks a hundred times better in color than black and white. Thank goodness for King Features' 'Comics Kingdom'. In the UK daily comics are often printed in color, it's a shame that's not the case in the US.

Thursday, November 05, 2009

6 foot 6

Of course there are exceptions but I really do think taller people are happier, calmer and generally more content than small folk. Apparently we're also perceived as being wealthier too (which is a joke in my case). The problem is the world isn't built for us over six footers as we hit our heads everywhere, can't squeeze our legs into airline seats and never get clothes to fit.

Wednesday, November 04, 2009


Moments ago outside my studio window.

Monday, November 02, 2009

Ollie's Flock

It was only a matter of time before we met Ollie's flock. What a handsome bunch.