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
 

Legend In Lycra
Legend In Lycra

Greeting card

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Mmmph Yoga
Mmmph Yoga

Greeting card

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It's not a glamorous as it looks
It's not a glamorous as it looks

Christmas Card produced for Thortful.com

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Goodbye Boris
Goodbye Boris

Political cartoon, Boris Johnson resignation 07-July 2022

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Lie down in my freezer
Lie down in my freezer

Heatwave cartoon

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Schrodinger's Gift
Schrodinger's Gift

Quantum physics cartoon

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Elephants In The Room
Elephants In The Room

Original cartoon

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January. It's long.
January. It's long.

Original cartoon

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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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Dicing With Death
Dicing With Death

Halloween Cartoon

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Light My Fire
Light My Fire

Christmas card (with huge apologies to Jim Morrison).

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The Great Cake Run
The Great Cake Run

Greeting card design

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Ernest Hemingway, behind the scenes
Ernest Hemingway, behind the scenes

Literary cartoon

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Freudian Slip
Freudian Slip

Psychiatrist cartoon

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Gingerbread House Hunting
Gingerbread House Hunting

Estate Agent Christmas card

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Carbohydrate neutral gingerbread house
Carbohydrate neutral gingerbread house

Estate Agent Christmas card

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Everything is fine . . .
Everything is fine . . .

Mental health cartoon

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Riders In The Storm
Riders In The Storm

Illustration, ink and pencil

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Huntin' and a shootin' season begins
Huntin' and a shootin' season begins

Christmas Card

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A Little Light Hypnotism
A Little Light Hypnotism

Well-being Cartoon

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International Women's Day
International Women's Day

There's a god inside you (Rupi Kaur)

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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

Birthday Card

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Santa's elves with turkey
Santa's elves with turkey

Card for charity offering dietary therapies. I show these elves every year in different food-related scenarios.

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'Overgrown'
'Overgrown'

Line drawing for Inktober

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Greta Thunberg Trick or Treat
Greta Thunberg Trick or Treat

Halloween cartoon

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Little Horrors 2020
Little Horrors 2020

Halloween illustration

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Flexible Working 2
Flexible Working 2

Modern Working 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.