‘These are crazy days but they make me shine’.  Lyrics from Oasis’ somewhat underwhelming 1998 single All Around the World and also the general theme of my talk and live cartooning last weekend about the current ‘Golden Age’ of cartoons.  The live cartooning set was part of an event hosted by House of Fraser at their new Rushden Lakes location which I was invited to exhibit at, alongside 21 other artists from the area. 

It was a great event to be part of.  It’s always interesting and entertaining to meet fellow creatives, was very satisfying to have my work on display in my home town, and nothing beats watching people react to gag cartoons with genuine, live laughter.  However, the real point of this post is to offer some thanks and some welcomes.

Thank you to everyone who supported me.  Thank you to everyone who came to visit, everyone who didn’t live near enough to drop by in person but sent their best wishes from afar, all those who helped set up and pack away, my fellow artists (generally much more seasoned exhibitors than I!) for their tips and advice, and House of Fraser for conceiving of and hosting the event.  A special hello and thank you if you’re here taking a look at the site for the first time having picked up a card on the day – I hope you enjoy the cartoon blog.

Thank you for the commissions on the day – the topical requests, the retirement gifts, and fun ideas for the World Cup.  If you wanted to order a bespoke cartoon but weren’t able to, you can always contact me here.  If you don’t need your own unique cartoon illustration right now but would be interested in owning one of my collections, both books are available here.

New work will always be found here on the JMC site and on my social media channels on twitter and facebook – keep a lookout for the monthly cartoon roundup.  Thanks once again to everyone who came to visit.  Hopefully I will hear from you soon.

All the best,