Covid-19 coronavirus puppy buying cartoon.
The Covid-19 coronavirus pandemic has resulted in an epidemic of puppy buying.
Will the new owners still be pleased to have their new pets after the pandemic has ended?
Drawn: January 2021
Cartoon reference number: a893
My book of cartoons about visual art
Published December 2019
Cartoons ranging from Vermeer to contemporary art
A book of 114 full colour cartoons on the subject of the visual arts.
The targets of the cartoons range from artists themselves to the audiences in art galleries, and from art classes to art techniques.
There are jokes about specific artists such as Picasso, Dali, Magritte, Mondrian and Vermeer and there are jokes about the art market and about art criticism and art theory.
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Investment bankers’ bonuses and pay
Investment banking humour
Cartoon showing a banking job interview.
The interviewer is asking “What is it that attracts you to a career in investment banking?”
A joke about the bonus culture in banking and the ethics of banking
Cartoon drawn: 2013
Cartoon reference number: a312c
Cartoon about gardening on a hot summer day
Showing a gardener relaxing in the garden rather than doing any gardening tasks.
The gardener is sunbathing on a garden lounger and is thinking “There’s an old saying – if it’s hot enough for shorts it’s too hot for gardening”.
A joke about outdoor activities, garden furniture, summer, sunshine.
Cartoon reference number: a208a
See my book of gardening cartoons here.
Metaworld – the first use of the term?
The talk about the invention of the Metaverse in 2021 reminded me that in about 1985 I developed a graphic novel with the title Metaworld.
I didn’t finish the project, although the plot did reach a second draft and several dozen of the pages were drawn to a reasonable level. They are all hidden away in the attic, and at the moment all I can find is this sketch of one of the pages, featuring one of the inhabitants of Metaworld.
This may be a very early use of the term ‘Meta’ to describe a world (Metaworld) or a universe (Metaverse). When I thought it up computer technology as we know it was in its infancy. I think I was using one of the first Macs at the time. The pages of Metaworld were drawn with pencil and paper.