Thursday, 11 October 2018

1810.10 HATERS AND GATEKEEPERS


This post is a bit of a rant. Everyone knows that I love sci fi and we've got some good sci fi around at the moment. This isn't about the shows though, it's about the fans - well some of them anyway.

Saturday, 6 October 2018

1810.06 LICENCE TO... DRIVE

Having kids is an ever changing adventure. Every year with every birthday there's something new. On Thursday it was my youngest daughter's 17th birthday.

Monday, 1 October 2018

1810.01 PLASTIC (NOT SO) FANTASTIC

I like to think that I've always been environmentally aware. I've never thrown litter and always tried to take the recycling option. Excessive packaging has always bothered me. So why is it now that it's just becoming a thing?

Wednesday, 26 September 2018

1809.26 WEBCOMIC: LATE NIGHT SHOPPING


It's been a long time since I did a webcomic, I find it difficult to harvest the jokes to draw. Enjoy it and I'll try and find some new jokes (I welcome submissions, there's no money in it but I do give full credit).

Friday, 21 September 2018

1809.21 TRYING TO BE A HERO WITH A ZERO


Most know that I like a beer occasionally but most of the time I prefer to abstain. I find I have to be in a complete relaxed state to enjoy a glass of ale, a state I'm rarely in if I'm honest. However I do find myself in a pub occasionally and I might not be in a position it partake. I don't need a drink to enjoy myself but there is only so much carbonated soft drinks one can take.

Tuesday, 18 September 2018

1809.18 NOT COMPLETE WITHOUT HER


It usually happens at least once a year and it usually means I get a taste of what it would mean to live a single life.

Sunday, 9 September 2018

1809.09 RESUMING THE ONSLAUGHT

So my summer is effectively over and I'm back to work. My trip to our happy place is sadly in my rear view mirror and I find I must get on with my life.

Wednesday, 29 August 2018

1808.29 MY HAPPY PLACE ...NOW WITH ADDED SEA MONSTER


There are few that understand what I'm talking about when I talk about my happy place. I have come to believe that there is a place for everyone in this planet and it will resonate at the same frequency as the person - you know when you've truly found it. Don't get it? You've yet to  find yours, some people are lucky enough to live in theirs. I'm not that lucky - yet!

Thursday, 23 August 2018

1808.23 MY POSTCARD FROM CEI NEWYDD

Bore da! It's time for my annual post card from my holiday in my beloved New Quay on the Welsh coast. I'll be brief since I don't want to waste too much time...

Friday, 17 August 2018

1808.17 CAR TETRIS

Ultimately the most stressful part of the lead up to any holiday is the packing and preparation before setting off, at least it is for my good lady wife - Morticia. She panics about all aspects of the process, I guess I get it easy but I've always had the attitude that if it's not sorted then don't worry.

Sunday, 12 August 2018

1808.12 HEATWAVE

If there's one thing most people will remember about 2018 it will be the record breaking heatwave and it would be remiss of me to mention it. I've chosen to use this current hiatus in the soaring temperatures to mention it.

Monday, 6 August 2018

1808.06 SUDS LAW

As a cyclist I take a lot of showers. I'm lucky to have the use of shower facilities at work for when I commute by bike (which is practically every time). There's no bin in the shower room at work so I've been stacking spent shower gel bottles on the bench. What's concerning is the amount of bottles I seem to get through, this has got me thinking...

Saturday, 28 July 2018

1807.28 TOUR DE FRANCE


In a summer that's been obsessed by the football World Cup I finally get my little oasis of pleasure with the best sporting spectacle of the year - The Tour de France, the world's biggest bike race.

Saturday, 7 July 2018

1807.05 HAPPY BIRTHDAY NHS

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A British Institution, often maligned and taken for granted, this week this pillar of our society turned 70. I thought I'd look how this amazing organisation has touched my life.

Tuesday, 3 July 2018

1807.03 NINETEEN YEARS MANACLED


Nineteen years ago this very day Morticia, for reasons only known to her, agreed to marry me.

Friday, 29 June 2018

1806.29 YOU SHALL GO TO THE BALL

Proms are a relatively new phenomenon in the UK, a product of the American influence of TV and films. Prior to 2000 you might be lucky to have a bit of a school disco to mark the end of your school life. I didn't get anything - I remember just walking out of school after my last exam, never to return.

Both my daughters have had the privilege of the prom experience.

Monday, 25 June 2018

1806.25 FOOTY OVERLOAD

You'd have to have been living in a cave to realise that there is a little football tournament going on known as the World Cup.

Thursday, 21 June 2018

1806.21 HOW DO YOU CARRY YOURS?

Most people who commute by bike have to carry some sort of luggage with them. Be it a change of clothes, a uniform, sandwiches or even tools and equipment there's always 'stuff' that needs to come with you.

Saturday, 16 June 2018

1806.15 LEAVER

I left school 31 years ago. I remember it well. There was no fanfare, no prom (we didn't have such things back then) no gathering or inspirational speeches - I just finished my last exam and walked out the door never to return.

Tuesday, 5 June 2018

1806.05 THE WEIGHT

Time is a commodity I don't have loads of at the moment. When I do get a precious moment I am so tired I don't feel like doing anything.

Saturday, 2 June 2018

1806.02 PINK MEANS A TRIPLE

The first of the Grand Tours is the Giro d'Italia, basically the Tour of Italy. I love bike racing and especially love the spectacle of the Grand Tours. This year's though proved to be the biggest spectacle I've ever seen.

Tuesday, 15 May 2018

1805.15 WORK IS WORKING

A few of years ago my position at work was put 'at risk'. Then came the dismantling of my department and the merging with another. We were at risk for about a year and the ensuing turmoil saw my place of work closed and everyone 'shoehorned' into another location.

Wednesday, 9 May 2018

1805.09 WEBCOMIC: CHUNKS!


Been a bit out of sorts recently so drawing has been pretty much down my list. Hope you enjoy my little comeback.

Sunday, 6 May 2018

1805.07 ANOTHER YEAR CLOSER TO DEATH

So my birthday has come around again. As I get older they seem to get closer together. It's been fortunate that my birthday has fallen on the May Day bank holiday weekend this year. So what have I been up to?

Wednesday, 25 April 2018

1804.25 STRESS HEAD

Sometimes everything just gets on top of me. My world detaches from my mind and I lose my way. Why? I wish I knew. I don't have a reason, it comes and goes at random with no cause or catalyst.

Sunday, 22 April 2018

1804.22 WEBCOMIC: WORK-WEAR

I've been really busy with work and other things so this has been waiting in limbo for a while.

Monday, 16 April 2018

1804.16 TALKING TO IDIOTS

I watch local news a lot. I like to be informed about what's happening around me. But local news has an annoying habit.

Saturday, 14 April 2018

1804.14 THE NATIONAL

It's that time of year when the average person who never watches horse racing watches horse racing. It's the Grand National!

Sunday, 8 April 2018

1804.08 WEBCOMIC: ROBBED!

A little bit of politics! We've all been robbed by the current government.

Thursday, 5 April 2018

1804.05 NO TIME TO BE ILL

At the weekend I picked up an 'irritation' on my chest which meant I was coughing a little. Today, after just a few days I'm in the grip of a full blown cold. 

Monday, 2 April 2018

1804.02 IT'S EASTER!


It's that time of year when we celebrate the rebirth, when colour returns to the land and new life starts to appear everywhere. When we crawl out of our holes to embrace the great outdoors - it's Easter.

Tuesday, 20 March 2018

1803.20 WEBCOMIC: NOT A RUNNER


OK, here's something new. I've decided to star in my own webcomic adventure. And why not? Here's a question I'm often asked...

Sunday, 18 March 2018

1803.17 THE GREATEST MIND

This week we lost one of the greatest minds of our generation and perhaps ever. Professor Stephen Hawking passed away.

Tuesday, 13 March 2018

1803.13 GET WELL SOON NAN

Yesterday I went to visit my Nan in the hospital. She'd had a fall at the weekend and fractured her arm and hip. She's in her 80s and a little frail these days. I was worried what I would find when I visited her.

Tuesday, 6 March 2018

1803.06 WEBCOMIC: ROLLO #41 - HOLE

Rollo #41; It's been a couple of weeks since I did the last cartoon, here's my latest offering and now the snow has cleared we can all get back out into our gardens...

Sunday, 4 March 2018

1803.04 THE BEAST FROM THE EAST

The great Siberian freeze and follow up storm came. The snow was followed by a mighty freeze with a 'feels like' temperature reaching a bone chilling -12°C! The landscape became white and services ground to a halt. The storm became know as "The Beast from the East"

Sunday, 25 February 2018

1802.25 ZERO - WILL I EVER BE WARM AGAIN?

Winter is my least favourite season, especially as I get older. All it does is stop me from doing stuff I like to do. If I had my way I think I'd like to hibernate until the spring.

Tuesday, 20 February 2018

1802.20 WEBCOMIC: ROLLO #40 - SKATE

Rollo #40; I can't believe I've done 40 Rollo cartoons, this one is in honour of this year's Winter Olympics.

Saturday, 17 February 2018

1802.17 THE ENTERPRISE HAS ARRIVED

Star Trek Discovery season 1 came to a close last Monday (in the UK). I've had a week to digest the whole thing, so what did I think? 

Wednesday, 7 February 2018

1802.07 WEBCOMIC: CYCLING JOE #1 - POST-RIDE

Cycling Joe #1; I'm trying something new this week. I'm keen to develop new characters and this guy is a chance to merge two of my interests (cartoons and cycling).

Monday, 5 February 2018

1802.04 DISCOVERING NEW TV

When I was a kid we had 3 television channels and the only reason people had kids were to get up and change the channel for them.

Television, some say, is having a bit of a renaissance at the moment. Some of the best screen entertainment can be found on the little glowing box in the corner of the room (Ok, I accept that there's not much about modern TVs that are little or boxlike these days, the corner isn't the most common place for them either).

Sunday, 28 January 2018

1801.28 WEBCOMIC: ETaDO #6 - SHOP

Evil Takes a Day Off #6; Well that's potentially embarrassing! Evil goes shopping.

Thursday, 25 January 2018

1801.25 ALWAYS WANTED - NEVER GOT

Sometimes we look back and remember the things that we really wanted when we were younger but never got.

Monday, 22 January 2018

1801.22 ARTIFICIAL INTELLIGENCE

Last year I was asked to write a couple of guest blog posts, one of them was for my blog friend, Susan, who's a freelance writer from America. So hear it is in all it's glory... 

Saturday, 20 January 2018

1801.20 WEBCOMIC: ROLLO #39 - COCK

Rollo #39; I was a little dubious about doing this one but then I looked  at what I find funny. British humour is built on double entendres so in the great British tradition I present my latest offering...

Sunday, 14 January 2018

1801.14 CATCHING UP WITH EVERYONE ELSE

I have a confession.

I love cartoons (that's not the confession). The actual confession is that I've never before watched the animation of Seth MacFarlane! Why? I always thought he was trying to knock off The Simpsons so never watched.

Friday, 12 January 2018

1801.12 WEBCOMIC: ETaDO #5 - FISH

Evil Takes a Day Off #5; I started out doing webcomics last year with the idea of seeing what supervillians do on their days off. I only did 4 before I ran out of ideas. I think I've come a long way in 12 months so I'm pleased to revive the title today with this strip.

Enjoy...

Saturday, 6 January 2018

1801.06 BACK HOME ON MY OWN

Some couples are inseparable, others keep their distance. I like to think that we strike a healthily balance. We love to spend our time together but are free to pursue our separate interests.

Thursday, 4 January 2018

1801.04 WEBCOMIC: ROLLO #38 - COAT

Rollo #38; For the first webcomic of the New Year I'm trying something different. Rollo is starring in his first multi-framed cartoon and I've also been playing with monochrome.

Hope you like it.

Monday, 1 January 2018

1801.01 HAPPY NEW YEAR ANYONE?

So here we are. 2018. Still no flying cars but robots are coming closer to a reality (apparently). Living in the 21st century isn't entirely as it was sold to us.