This is the picture for the #24 beer I’ve brewed – a very nice, subtle, reddish-tinged beer… a little like me in some ways! Named after “My War”, a very cool track from Black Cab’s “Games…” album. If you’re passing by, drop in for one!
Well, it’s Rugby World Cup time, and New Zealand is having a massive debate on whether or not to change our flag, and there’re always possums to be caught… roll it all into one, and you have “Line Out”. Note to those unfamiliar with the tools available to OSPRI’s possum eradicators: ‘pindone’ is a toxin sometimes used to send those pests to “nighty-night” land. Permanently. El finito.
News this week that possums (New Zealand’s number one pest, after politicians and local government) are strongly attracted to chicken… and that this could be used in eradication efforts. The nice folk at OSPRI asked for a cartoon to go with their Facebook page (article etc here), and here it is. Enjoy those secret herbs and spices!
Another in the series of “Wrote the book years ago, meant to draw a pic or two of the characters, kids + life + bills got in the way.” This one is of Little Bob, a fictitious invertebrate of type = Scorapede, dark blue, with twenty legs and a voracious appetite. Oh, and the ability to reproduce by simply splitting off one of its ten segments. Gulp. Jeremy and the other characters find these cute little guys on an equally fictitious country called Xerwary (the only one in the world starting with the letter ‘X’).
Anyway, here’s….. Little Bob.
A different take on the ubiquitous “Keep Calm” sayings… “Keep Clam and Say Nowt”, and “Keep Calm and Cuppa Char”. Despite both websites’ best efforts to stop customers uploading designs and using their sites, I *think* both ‘Nowt’ and ‘Cuppa’ made it to T-shirts, cups, etc on Cafepress.com and Zazzle.com, under the Ohmart store. Maybe. Hopefully. In what surely must be the most painful experience since dealing with Vodafone Customer Service, I can at least verify that this Keep clam and say nowt link takes you to a CafePress ‘Nowt’ shirt, and this one: to a ‘Cuppa’ one. Gah!
Each time I come up with a new beer, I give it a number (very organised) and do an illustration for my beer-drinking room at home. This is so when people drop by they can ask for their favourite by number, or by the picture with the [insert details here as appropriate: curvy Amanda in matching heels].
I thought I’d post a few of them from time-to-time, so here’s #22 – A Mandarin Ann Orange Dress / Amanda in an Orange Dress (see what I did there?!). Anyway, it’s quite an attractively delicious beer that seems to be very popular with many of my male friends, tinged with very subtle hints of mandarin and orange. Hence, a picture of Amanda in, oh ok… I’ll stop now.
I stumbled across this gentleman’s work today; very skillful with a pen, and deliciously tongue-in-cheek humour. He has also done some clever and quirky animations – in particular, check out the one where Jessica / Roger Rabbit realise they’re past their prime.
O for Orsome!
About eight years after I wrote the book (“Jeremy and the Pavlova Resolution”), I finally got around to doing a picture of one of the star characters – Lorna Moa, one of the customer service staff who show visitors around the Sun, complete with her smart pink heels and hat. Annabel (another character from the book) is waving up at her.
Moas were the largest flightless birds that ever lived (well, that we know about). Sadly, they’re all extinct…
OPSRI New Zealand has a new CE, and to welcome her into the world of possums which insist on wreaking havoc to our cattle and deers herds, lo! – a cartoon. These four plus one confirmed pests are trying it on, but the CE is already onto them. If you’re familiar with possums and what they do, you should see the funny side of it. If not, just grin as though you do!