O for Orsome Steve Cutts

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!

Lorna Moa

Lorna Moa and AnnabelAbout 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…

Derek the disgruntled crab

dererkToday, Derek the disgruntled crab… because… er… why not? Happy Monday!

Seeing as you’re new here…

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!Seeing as you're new here...

LoRa = Long Range!

Check out Stan Swan’s awesome detailed Instructables lora3aarticle on long-range telemetry! (here). Complete, as it happens, with a cartoon :-)

Current loop

current-loopWhat with the ICC Cricket World Cup over, Wellington’s Phoenix football team reaching the giddying heights of the top four, and the mould cleaned from the shower – it’s time for an Ohmart electronics cartoon: “Current Loop”.

Must have at least 4mA of clearance to ride this baby!

Also, I’ll see if I can push it out to Twitter. Here goes :-)

No, no, you can’t make me!

No, no, you can’t make me! So, I did it of my own volition. I joined Twitter. Why the heck not, right? If the Dalai Lama can do it, and I’m the sure the Queen has (or got someone to set it up for her), then I guess I can.

I’ll use it to publish new pix and cartoons as they fly off the paper.

So here’s the handle: @Ohmart_org

This puts me right up there with Carol Ohmart (B, C-grade actress) and Ohmart Orthodontics. I am truly humbled to be in such company of Twits. Er, people in the twittersphere.

Well, life goes on…

We didn’t win this time, but there are World Cups every four years. At least*Sigh* we did better in this one than ever before. Still, me and four million other kiwis are a little blue… as per pic below. I drew him waving, inside he’s saying “GAA-A-A-H-HHHH!!!!”.

Right! Enough moping, back to work!

South Africa: phew! Australia: nervous!

New Zealand’s cricket team who, since time began, have had the average skillset of a demented sloth face Australia today in the ICC World Cup Final. This is indeed big news, given we scraped into said final by the width of a mosquito’s eyelash against a spirited South African side.

People deal with the tension of a huge game like this in many ways, including (but not limited to) drink, potato chips, floor-pacing, fried chicken with sides of coleslaw and nom-nom potato-and-gravy, and conveying useful coaching tips to the players by screaming at the television. I draw. Any pencil, pastel, or other drawing implement that isn’t bolted down is seized upon. Any piece of paper or card, any cereal no longer requiring its box, any random offspring of mine wandering by with a forehead – all fair game.

On that note, said the conductor, here are Aunt Melda, Standard Cat, and Small Fish – brought to you by Grant Elliott smashing the penultimate ball of the semi-final for six, sending New Zealand into the final, and decorating our lounge in a shower of pencils and crayons.

Good luck to the team in today’s final!

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Sri Lanka batting fails miserably…

… so it’s a good excuse to grab some colours and, er, draw a whale fish bird (thing). Why not?!


Thoughts out to the Charlie crew involved in the Paris attacks.

This cartoon from David Pope, political cartoonist at the Canberra Times: