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Mel Barren's
Gallery & Head Spaghetti

This is my head spaghetti – a jumble of commissions from clients, family cards and ideas which spill onto paper.

You can commission your own illustration - scroll down for inspiration. Your commission doesn't even need a basis in reality! I can portray your ideas, humour or memories in a unique illustration or cartoon.

 Contact me and I'll give you a quote. 


Otherwise, please browse in the hope you may at least crack a smile.

A Life In Film, cartoon illustration by Mel Barren

The Anatomy Of A Cartoon

How do I go about creating a unique and individual cartoon? Take a look at this example titled [Person's Name]: A Life In Film.

The man in the cartoon is a documentary film producer with an encyclopedic knowledge of movies. He loves his morning coffee, decent wine, eats out a lot and cycles miles every week. He had also moved from his beloved West London to the depths of South London. 

So ... I've drawn him making coffee, eating and drinking, cycling and walking the streets of South London, all tied together with a quote from a film to match the activity. Neat, even if I say so myself.

If you're stuck for ideas, talk to me. With a little digging, I can take a simple concept and turn it into a one-of-a-kind cartoon.

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Gallery & Examples

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We can work together remotely or via video, email and messages, or if you prefer face to face, let's meet?
I work in Oxted, Surrey and surrounding areas: Westerham, Woldingham, Sevenoaks, Warlingham, Reigate, Redhill, Caterham, Croydon & London.

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