Illustrations &
Commercial Cartoons

For Web & Print

FOR PRINT: Children's Books, Greeting Cards, Book and Magazine illustrations, Business Cards, Brochures, Handbooks.

FOR WEB: Website illustrations, Topical Cartoons, Business Humour, Custom team profiles, Presentations, Social media posts, Icons and Favicons.

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EXAMPLES & INSPIRATION
in no particular order whatsoever

Riders In The Storm
Riders In The Storm

Illustration, ink and pencil

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International Women's Day
International Women's Day

There's a god inside you (Rupi Kaur)

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Keep Calm And Corona On
Keep Calm And Corona On

Illustration

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Elephants In The Room
Elephants In The Room

Original cartoon

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Love In The Time Of Corona
Love In The Time Of Corona

Illustration

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Mental Health Cartoon
Mental Health Cartoon

Everything is fine . . .

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Dicing With Death
Dicing With Death

Illustration

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Waiting for Mother's Ash to drop
Waiting for Mother's Ash to drop

Day 13, 'Ash' for #inktober

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Friends for Tea
Friends for Tea

Illustration

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Hemingway, behind the scenes
Hemingway, behind the scenes

Original cartoon

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Flexible Working 1
Flexible Working 1

Modern Working Cartoon

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Flexible Working 2
Flexible Working 2

Modern Working Cartoon

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The Great Cake Run
The Great Cake Run

Greeting card design

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Schrodinger's Gift
Schrodinger's Gift

Original cartoon

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'Overgrown'
'Overgrown'

Line drawing for Inktober

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Greta Thunberg Trick or Treat
Greta Thunberg Trick or Treat

Original cartoon

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Modern Working Greeting Card
Modern Working Greeting Card

The Skype Meeting

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Little Horrors 2020
Little Horrors 2020

Halloween illustration

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'Sally' by Greg Stelzer, illustrated by Mel Barren
'Sally' by Greg Stelzer, illustrated by Mel Barren

Cover and marketing materials for 'Sally' by Greg Stelzer and illustrated by Mel Barren

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'Sally' by Greg Stelzer, illustrated by Mel Barren
'Sally' by Greg Stelzer, illustrated by Mel Barren

Inside page

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'Sally' by Greg Stelzer, illustrated by Mel Barren
'Sally' by Greg Stelzer, illustrated by Mel Barren

Inside page

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Modern Working Cartoon
Modern Working Cartoon

Working from home

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A monstera of a cartoon
A monstera of a cartoon

I'm probably going to kill you

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Modern Working Greeting Card
Modern Working Greeting Card

Tick No To Marketing

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Modern Working Greeting Card
Modern Working Greeting Card

One Day ... (with apologies to Banksy)

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Dodo Charades
Dodo Charades

Original cartoon

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Mother's Day Greeting Card
Mother's Day Greeting Card

Happy Corona Mothering Sunday

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Mother's Day Greeting Card
Mother's Day Greeting Card

Happy Corona Mother's Day

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Early Days Of Lockdown
Early Days Of Lockdown

Illustration of girl distance sending a rainbow to a house

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Boris School Dinners 2020
Boris School Dinners 2020

Original cartoon

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Online: I mostly work online and remotely. For international and UK clients, we can phone, Zoom, Facetime, email, Whatsapp, carrier pigeon  - whatever floats your boat. 

Face-to-face: For local clients and businesses I am based in the UK in pretty and rural Oxted, Surrey, and also in London.