Existential Angst.

As we find ourselves facing possible self extinction and existential angst is at it’s highest ever, I can’t help but notice all the eco-warriors and extinction rebels are strangely silent at a time when their voices could have the most powerful arguments. Why is that? I wonder.

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Fear of a plank planet.

One would expect that those most vocal about the human impact on the environment during times when things are safe and predictable would at least be saying: “Ahah! …told you so!” But for the moment the green bloc seem to have disappeared into the ether. Around the world the lack of industry, commuting and consumption is clearing the air. It’s a perfect vindication for the call for less consumption, commerce and industry. Yet the greeny beanies seem to be in hiding. Not a word from Greenpeace, World Wildlife Fund or even the troops that routinely disrupt traffic and fill social media with their narratives and rhetoric. But there is silence. Utter, deafening silence.

I wonder if all this hoohah about green issues isn’t a convenient cause that requires no skin in the game. When the going actually gets tough, the self-aggrandising, virtue signalling, over-privileged armchair and keyboard warriors disappear. The real heroes have emerged as emergency and essential service workers. I hope the nations remember those outstanding people when this is all over.

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An improvement on my angel illustration with my gratitude to Donna Reekie for the great suggestion.

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Presentation Art: Uphold the visual language.

A brand’s presentation art should always reinforce its visual identity. A visual language can easily be corrupted by artistic ambition.

Presentation art for Mobile Payment Platform MoMo.

I appreciate creating presentation art that supports a well-developed visual language. It makes my contributions more effective. I’ve just completed a series of explanatory artworks within a visual language. The brand values are simple, warm and inviting. Perfect for my sunny disposition and cartoonish proclivities.

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Thank you NHS.

My gratitude to the NHS and all health workers who are risking their lives to save others. Cometh the hour, cometh the man and woman. I am also grateful to my cousin Donna who spotted the possibilities of my previous angel and demon cartoon and suggested this update. Respect and love to you all. hoop(“,)

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An improvement on my angel illustration with my gratitude to Donna Reekie for the great suggestion.

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Halo, halo …to spot the difference.

Angels have halos, demons have corona viruses! 😉

You shall know them by their corona.

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Easter Bunny is taking no chances this year.

Easter Bunny will be taking no chances in full hazmat gear on Easter 2020. The world is unrecognisable compared to last year. Luckily the Easter Bunny is on top of things and stands ready to deliver eggs to every child in the world. But at a cost. Brace yourselves parents.

Easter Egg distribution is now a life-threatening pastime.

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Easter Bunny will be confused this year.

The Easter Bunny will be confused when he does the rounds this year. My guess is his rounds will not be as busy as they traditionally are!

Easter Bunny Isolation

A global viral apocalypse has occurred and everybody has gone into hiding. Pity he never got the memo.

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Coronavirus Lockdown: Staying Safe.

Coronavirus Lockdown safety means you’re only safe if you stay put.

Illustration by rob@flamingpencil.com

This is not a drill. People are dying. If you value your life you’ll do as we say. Sounds like apocalyptic dystopian rhetoric, doesn’t it? Well, the figures are scary and the images are alarming. I’d say just to be safe, during the lockdown sit it out until the all-clear and watch my blog for more entertaining ideas and funny cartoons.

Whether this is a government conspiracy or a leaked bioweapon or a pushback from Mother Nature, we’ll have to sort this out after the dust has settled. But for now: Stay Safe!

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Ban Isolation Boredom, think inside the box.

Kids needn’t suffer from Isolation Boredom, you can feed their creativity and create imaginary worlds with a plain old cardboard box. Distance them from isolation boredom, think inside the box!!!

Illustration by rob@flamingpencil.com

Boxes are amazing playthings. I used to create racing cars, aeroplanes, battle tanks, houses, forts, ships you name it. My kids had an amazingly creative mom who even made medieval armour, swords and shields for them. At Halloween a good old box becomes robot exoskeleton with a few cuts and a metre or two of duct tape. The sky’s the limit!

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Get Well soon Boris Johnson!

Prime Minister Boris Johnson is in hospital today with persistent Covid-19 symptoms. I am reposting this caricature to remind us what an important role he plays for our society and the world. God speed you and your little family Boris, all of you get well soon and we look forward to seeing you back at the helm in full health and vitality in due course.

Boris in bed feeling bad

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Dyson Sucks: You’re doing it wrong

A Dyson sucks if it’s used incorrectly. Watch out frontline medical staff.

Illustration by rob@flamingpencil.com

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