When I use the term cartoon, I refer to a humorous image with the aim to raise a smile or tell a joke (gag cartoon), compared to an illustration that is designed to illustrate a point or topic.
Topics I have drawn cartoons for range from: football, picture framing, valves, computer services, sheet metal engineering, business finance and recycling to name just a few. However, I pride myself on being able to make a gag cartoon on virtually any subject.
This means the set up and joke are within one single drawing. Where space is a premium or there is no need to set-up the joke then this is the best way to tell a joke. I can design them in either full colour, line only or tones of one colour.
A strip cartoon usually consists of 3 or 4 panels to tell a joke (i.e. Andy Capp, Hagar, Peanuts and Garfield). You can set a scene and tell a more elaborate joke this way. I can design them in either full colour, line only or tones of one colour.
A full page cartoon is not restricted to the number of panels. You can fit in several jokes or spend time to build up the joke with the use of suspense, red herrings and dead ends. I can design them in either full colour, line only or tones of one colour.
When it comes to promoting your business a picture is worth a thousand words and a cartoon can do that with a smile. The majority of my cartoons have been designed for business use from character logos, promotional literature to presentations and training material.
From black and white to full colour, my cartoons look professional on any commercial project so instead of settling for stock photography or clip-art, just think what impression you could give of your business using my services.
I can create a character to be part of a logo or brand. Alternatively, illustrations of the character in different positions can be used as a guide through your literature or website.
Cartoons and Illustrations
You can use a cartoon or illustration to help in a presentation, illustrate literature or as part of advertising material. A cartoon can help to liven up any text heavy document or help to bring a lighter side to a serious product. I can design in either full colour, line only or tones of one colour as the samples below illustrate.
Promoting your company or ideaology is necessary for any companies success. Literature, adverts and presention displays can be more effective with a cartoon or illustration. A cartoon can often be the difference between forgettable or memorable. I can design them in either full colour, line only or tones of one colour as the samples below show you.
Cartoons for the web are like cartoons for print except that you can animate them slightly. You can use a web cartoon as often as you wish and they don’t come with publishing costs. They can be as big and elaborate as required.
Cartoons that I design for the web are created in .jpg or .gif format and are optimised to reduce file size, this allows them to appear on web pages using less bandwidth.