Ollie & Quentin Book

Ollie & Quentin Book
125 pages in full colour!

Wednesday, December 29, 2010

VW Camper Van

This is my old camper van. Good ol' 'PUD' (taken from the license plate) was with us for about 15 years until she became too expensive to run. A great car but I don't miss the cold and lack of power.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Sunday strip in full

Forgot to post last sunday's strip in full.

Sunday, December 19, 2010

Ollie and Quentin on your iphone? Not here it isn't.

This is so frustrating. King Features have launched a Daily Ink App for the iphone and ipad and guess what, I can't get it in the UK! For those of you lucky enough to live in the US click here to have a look and tell me what Ollie and Quentin look like on it.


Sunday strip in full

For once I'm quite happy the drop frame is dropped as this one kinda gives the game away. Oh, and bananas don't actually open that way, I know. Just looks better.

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Sunday strip in full

We chickened out. Those should have been Nobby's hairy buttocks poking out in the last frame. Oh, to be a web cartoonist sometimes!

Think the drop panel's the best bit of today's strip.

Wednesday, December 08, 2010

Not as lame as it first reads

I read today's joke online and thought how lame it seemed. I think a lot of people will wonder what the joke is. Maybe Ollie should have said "Where did you learn that?" You see Quentin has never experienced being stressed and only stumbled upon the symptoms online. Anyway I'm pleased with the coloring in that last frame. I love doing darkness.

Friday, December 03, 2010

Guest appearance

Hey! Who's that amongst the guests in the webcomic 'Zorphbert & Fred' drawn by guest artist Skar?

Like buses...

You wait for one all year then two come along at once. Happy 22nd Birthday to my super son, Kristian!

Thursday, December 02, 2010

An apology to all Kevins

My apologies to all you Kevins out there, I'm sure you're all incredibly handsome and your mums love you.

Happy Birthday to me.

Wednesday, December 01, 2010

007 Goldfinger

So good to get away with Quentin saying 'Nuts' in that last panel. So appropriate.

Tuesday, November 30, 2010

Brown Nose

This is how anal, OCD and pedantic I am. Forgetting to give Ollie a brown nose (brown nose, hee hee) really bugs me. Otherwise I quite like this one.

Sunday, November 28, 2010

Sunday, November 21, 2010

Sunday strip in full

Still wish those drop panels weren't dropped online! Can anybody tell me why they are?

Monday, November 15, 2010

Comics Kingdom Down

There appear to be some problems with Comics Kingdom at the moment so until they are resolved I'll put your daily Ollie and Quentin comic here.

Shame because I quite like this one.

Sunday, November 14, 2010

Friday, November 12, 2010


My eyes were fantastic until I hit 40. Quite suddenly it seemed I was squinting to read road signs and driving over pedestrians.

Monday, November 08, 2010

Stuck in the Fish Bowl Series

Here's that recent series about Ollie getting stuck in General Maximus' Fish Bowl. (Have I got that apostrophe in the right place?) I really like the color of the sea in that last one. Ahhhh...

Sunday, November 07, 2010

Sunday strip in full

I gave one of my favorite newspaper clients this little mention not realizing that the powers that be at the paper had decided to boot Ollie & Quentin off its pages!

Monday, November 01, 2010

New Studio

Time I stopped working from home. There is no boundary between my work life and my real one and I don't like that 'fuzziness'. I need to be able to sit down and just concentrate on work for a few hours without having to worry about the millions of home chores that need doing. Equally I'd like to be able to sit down and relax at home in the evenings without being tempted to draw into the small hours.
I'm sure I will do many more strips from my house and will still write my comic in the Guildford Coffee Shops but in an attempt to separate my work life from my home one a bit I have found a new studio that I share with lots of other 'creative' types and it's pretty mad, inspiring and fabulous! It's a converted chapel 20 minutes drive from my house with a boardroom where the altar used to be and the old organ pipes forming part of the office partitions. Bonkers! Today was my first day and everyone seems friendly and the atmosphere calm and relaxed. Really looking forward to changing the way I work and live.

Sunday, October 31, 2010

Sunday Halloween

It's a shame 99% of people don't get to see today's drop panel 'cos I'm really proud of it.

Thursday, October 28, 2010


Spot the stupid mistake! I forgot the Aaaaaaargh in the final comic. What an idiot!

Tuesday, October 26, 2010


Of course Quentin's Blog is actually called his Blug.

Thursday, October 21, 2010


For some bizarre reason there are letters missing in Quentin's first speech bubble. No idea how something like this happens but for those of you unable to work out what he's saying here's the original file as supplied.

Friday, October 15, 2010

Ejector Seats

Somehow in Ollie and Quentin Land things just aren't quite as stunningly, excitingly dramatic. The sound effect here is less 'roar and explosion' and more 'Boing'.

Sunday, October 10, 2010

Pink Elephants

The King Features Cartoonists are all coloring their comics pink today for Breast Cancer Awareness Month. Here's my offering in full.

Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Nudity in the Comics Shock

Not one but TWO bare butts in today's Ollie and Quentin comic!

Sunday, September 26, 2010

Wednesday, September 22, 2010

Writing to prisoners

Today's comic is inspired by my lovely daughter who recently found herself some pen pals to write to. It was only after a couple of letters that she realized she was writing to prisoners in the US. It hasn't put her off, far from it. She's thoroughly enjoyed their letters and it's nice that she's enjoying snail mail in this digital age. Nothing beats receiving a letter. I must admit to being a bit nervous but the correspondence has really interested her. She tells me some of the writing has been of a very high standard, one of the guys is incredibly funny and another an amazing illustrator who uses his talent to draw naughty pictures for other inmates!

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Friday, September 17, 2010


Today's comic is an example of reusing an old rejected rough for a new joke. Sadly the States don't have the Counting Magpies song (aka Counting Crows) "One for Sorrow, Two for Joy, Three for a Girl, Four for a Boy etc etc" so this pencil rough was rejected. Shame, because it's quite a good joke here in the UK. Can you spot the similarities?

Monday, September 13, 2010

Egypt and the Pyramids

By complete coincidence my son and his girlfriend are in Egypt at the moment and he texted me yesterday to tell me that today is the day they visit Cairo and the Pyramids. Well, they say good comedy is all about great timing.

Sunday, September 12, 2010

Tuesday, September 07, 2010

At the Rabbits Against Magic Movies

Who's that little guy sitting in the row behind? What's he doing there and why's he not busy in his own comic? What a slacker. The greatest compliment of all from the multitalented Jonathan Lemon. Thanks mate.

Sunday, September 05, 2010