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

International Women's Day
International Women's Day

There's a god inside you (Rupi Kaur)

Keep Calm And Corona On
Keep Calm And Corona On

Illustration

Elephants In The Room
Elephants In The Room

Original cartoon

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

Illustration

Mental Health Cartoon
Mental Health Cartoon

Everything is fine . . .

Dicing With Death
Dicing With Death

Illustration

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

Day 13, 'Ash' for #inktober

Friends for Tea
Friends for Tea

Illustration

Hemingway, behind the scenes
Hemingway, behind the scenes

Original cartoon

Flexible Working 1
Flexible Working 1

Modern Working Cartoon

Flexible Working 2
Flexible Working 2

Modern Working Cartoon

The Great Cake Run
The Great Cake Run

Greeting card design

Schrodinger's Gift
Schrodinger's Gift

Original cartoon

'Overgrown'
'Overgrown'

Line drawing for Inktober

Greta Thunberg Trick or Treat
Greta Thunberg Trick or Treat

Original cartoon

Modern Working Greeting Card
Modern Working Greeting Card

The Skype Meeting

Little Horrors 2020
Little Horrors 2020

Halloween illustration

'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

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

Inside page

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

Inside page

Modern Working Cartoon
Modern Working Cartoon

Working from home

A monstera of a cartoon
A monstera of a cartoon

I'm probably going to kill you

Modern Working Greeting Card
Modern Working Greeting Card

Tick No To Marketing

Modern Working Greeting Card
Modern Working Greeting Card

One Day ... (with apologies to Banksy)

Dodo Charades
Dodo Charades

Original cartoon

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

Happy Corona Mothering Sunday

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

Happy Corona Mother's Day

Early Days Of Lockdown
Early Days Of Lockdown

Illustration of girl distance sending a rainbow to a house

Boris School Dinners 2020
Boris School Dinners 2020

Original cartoon

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.