Rainy Day Cartoon

Christ! The day is weird and slightly yellow like somebody has scraped butter across badly burnt toast. It hasn’t stopped raining and… well… I really can’t be arsed. I have these days. I sit down, pause to look at what I’ve been doing, and think it’s all utter crap. Two or three cartoons out of the 40+ I’ve drawn I really like. The rest… I don’t know. There are people who believe in the “art for art’s sake”. On my better days, I might be one of those people. But this isn’t one of those days. I’m no “artist”. Not even much of a writer. Just a fraud. But I’m not going there. This blog is already too self-indulgent.

Martin Rowson has launched a new challenge. Draw Michael Gove. Normally I’d be up for that. I can’t be bothered. I fail to see the point.

The blog has also just turned four months old. 96,593 words plus another 12,516 words in the comments. That’s long enough to be a very chunky novel. Should have written a novel…

My mood will come around. I need to go distract myself.

Have a not very good cartoon.

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Why Dunciad.com?

It’s a cool domain name and it was available. Yes, I know. Available. Crazy, isn’t it?


Yes. It also helps that it’s also my favourite satire written by Alexander Pope, one of the most metrically pure English poets who also knew his way around a crude insult or two. If you’ve not read it, you should give it a try.

So this is satire, right?

Can’t deny it. There will be some. But it’s also an experiment in writing and drawing, giving work away for free in order to see how many people are willing to support a writer doing his thing. It’s the weird stuff that I wouldn’t get published elsewhere in this word of diminishing demands and cookie-cutter tastes.