Thursday, 30 June 2011

Silver Ninja

This was one of those frustrating weeks when it came to doing the Westmorland Gazette cartoon. My cartoon always appears on the front page and usually relates to the lead story. Since the paper went - um - compact, this hasn’t always been the case. And this week, the best story for ages was tucked away inside the newspaper.
The front page story concerns a 63-year old lady who was mugged. The mugger got more than he bargained for as the lady in question was a retired night club bouncer. Good cartoon subject, as you can see from the options below.
The gem, though, was the story of a mountain rescue. Man goes missing. Wife raises the alarm. Mountain rescue called out. Wife returns to hostel where they’re staying and discovers husband was in bed the whole time.
I was quite proud of the cartoon for that, although it turns out that only 2 out of 3 journalists in editorial had ever heard of the phrase. Must be a generational thing.
If you want to see which of the other three cartoons got onto the front page, pop over to my website.


  1. Heh, heh. Hard choice. All of them good...think I'll plum for 3....

  2. I knew the phrase. Am I old?