Friday, 31 October 2008
Thursday, 30 October 2008
Maybe because it's close to Halloween, maybe because I just watched a zombie film on Mystery Science Theatre, but I've been drawing a lot of zombie-themed cartoons lately. And I've actually started to see the massive comic potential in all things undead. Don't worry, I'm far off doing a Marvel Comics and producing an entirely zombie Too Close for Comfort, but you can expect to see a fair few zombie cartoons in Volume 2.
Anyway, let me know what you think of this one in the box below...
Wednesday, 29 October 2008
Yes folks, it's time for the first...
*A jungle napkin (featuring animals you'd never find in the jungle!)
*A rare Homer Simpson plush toy (why's it rare? because his head's sown on back to front. I didn't do it, it came that way. D'oh!)
*A scribblin' pad (paper held together to form a blank booklet! ye Gods its a miracle!)
*A Pen (don't get too excited now...)
-AND! One item that I want to TRADE for. You gimme something in return that's of equalish value: an A3 wall-mountable whiteboard. I was going to give this away but it's one of the few useful things on the list. If you want it (and I know a fair few of you do) then make me an offer I can't refuse!
Okay... GO! Bid in the Box Below!
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Tuesday, 28 October 2008
Looking for a Birthday/Christmas/St.Swithin's Day gift for a friend, loved one or family member? Then look no further than Volume 1 of the new Too Close For Comfort compendium, featuring over 50 hilarious cartoons, plus a special 16 page 'Scribble Section' featuring unseen artwork, jokes, and sketches - that's right; stuff that hasn't even appeared on the blog! The book features all the cartoons seen on the blog, plus many, many more, and each one has been either re-drawn or re-coloured to make them brighter and better-looking than ever!
Click on the link below to have a sneaky peek at the first 15 pages of the book. And, if you fancy, you can also buy it. Credit crisis be damned, treat yourself!
Posted by Rob Smedley at 22:48
Monday, 27 October 2008
Sunday, 26 October 2008
Well it seemed no one liked the changes I made, and to be honest, when I woke up this lunchtime and looked at the blog in the cold light of day neither did I. So it's back to black. Huzzah!
Posted by Rob Smedley at 19:30
Friday, 24 October 2008
It's just occured to me that outside of my insane brain this cartoon might not be the funniest thing I've done. Me, I love it. Just think, 'What's the right elephant to pack when you go skydiving?'...
Sunday, 19 October 2008
Major thanks go to my good friend Elizabeth (who's probably reading this moments after I've typed it) for coming up with this joke. Pure brilliance. I intend to do it justice with a proper drawing rather than a sketch soon. As ever, let me know what'cha think in the box below!
Saturday, 18 October 2008
Wednesday, 15 October 2008
Hello there! Sorry if you tried to look at this page over the past few hours and were greeted by an intimidating screen demanding to know who you were - I was messing around with the settings to see what some of them did last night and abruptly lost my internet connection - gah!!!. Just got it back now and as you can see, the evil screen has gone - huzzah!.
Posted by Rob Smedley at 14:03
Hello there blog-fans! As you may know I'm putting together a compendium of cartoons and I'd love for your input. Basically, all you have to do is write a bit of blurb that'll go on the back of the book, y'know, like the kind of stuff that goes on movie posters and dustjackets - 'a swirling blend of mystery and romance' Robinson Nobber, The Times - except I want you to make it funny. Stuff like 'not the worst drawings I've ever seen...' or 'one joke made me smile', or maybe something that involves some clever word play or a joke. If you like, you can even make up your own phoney source or an alias to attribute the quote to, like '...made of really good quality paper' Paper Grade Review. As long as its funny I don't mind (but don't make it too mean, heck, I have got feelings you know). Send your quotable quips to the box below, and thanks in advance!
Posted by Rob Smedley at 00:03
Saturday, 11 October 2008
There's something I love about this cartoon, and I can't quite place what it is. Anyway, let me know what you think of it...
Thursday, 9 October 2008
This is another one of those cartoons that divides people -you either love it or you don't get it. It's the Marmite of cartoonography. Me, I like it, but I understand if you don't...
As ever, let me know in the box below...
Okay, I have to admit I'm very proud of this one. It's the first cartoon I've laughed at as I've drawn it. Something about Pac-Man walking into a bar where his ghostly enemies are makes me laugh. And if you don't get it then think of it this way: think of Pac-Man from the ghosts' perspective, and suddenly it becomes a slasher horror...
Tuesday, 7 October 2008
Ah the weasel, nature's most combustible mammal. This pic is hot off the press and is one of the many that are going into the TCFC compendium I'm putting together. It'll feature all the cartoons on the blog, plus a lot of ones that aren't. Keep an eye out for it!
Saturday, 4 October 2008
This Cartoon already has a punchline, but I removed it so that y'all can have some fun and make up your own. The best one wins a GENUINE PAIR OF 3D GLASSES! (Ooooh! Aaaah!). So grease up your funny bones and get thinking! Send your answers to the box below...
Posted by Rob Smedley at 23:54