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Lockdown Blues...


From the wonderful cartoon collection of moonshadow68 - don't miss the rest!


Perspective...


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The Bright Side



Great therapy from the wonderful cartoon collection of moonshadow68 - don't miss the rest!



No kidding...

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Moonshadow68 has a wonderful collection of cartoons - if you haven't checked them out, I highly recommend a visit!



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Ouch. A humorous take on one of the great evils of our time, sadly not just confined to the USA.

(from moonshadow68's wonderful cartoon colleciton)


Seriously...

[The cancer of alt-reality and fake news]



I know the feeling...

(more great cartoons on moonshadow68's pages)



Moonshadow68 has a wonderful collection of cartoons - if you haven't checked them out, I highly recommend a visit!




Thanks to ensemble5 for this one!



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[More cartoons by Tom Cheney]



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[More selections from classic Peanuts...]

[...and don't miss moonshadow68's great cartoon collection!]



Moonshadow68 has a wonderful collection of cartoons - if you haven't checked them out, I highly recommend a visit!



From the wonderful cartoon collection of moonshadow68 - don't miss the rest!



It's snowing here!

We hardly ever get a White Christmas in southern England (except in movies) but with all this climate change that isn't happening, who knows?

[More selections from classic Peanuts...]


April 27th...

April 26th...

It's STILL raining...

(officially, it's still a drought!)



As soon as I have finished this huge transfer from SU to Categorian, I'm going to be feeling like this again for quite a while... thanks to Giuliavic for this one!


This cartoon (not from the book club) was snaffled gratefully from Johnshaven (Alison), whose pages are another great place to go if you like reading










For bookworms...

[The Guardian Book Club]
[Alison's book posts]
[Brian's Place - The Book Corner]





"Friends" and "acquaintances" are not the same thing... It's nice to have both, but a true friend is worth his or her weight in gold.

[More selections from classic Peanuts...]



There were many other reasons to visit SkylaRaine's beautiful pages (sadly she is departed from Cat) - but this I couldn't resist!




Sometimes it's good to speak those unspoken words...


[More selections from classic Peanuts...]







If music be the food of love... or maybe not!


[More selections from classic Peanuts...]





Snoopy... I just have to love that dog!


[More selections from classic Peanuts...]




In my case, this is a cold wet nose from a small dog at 6 AM...


[More selections from classic Peanuts...]


I knew that Alison would get to this one first!


[More selections from classic Peanuts...]



I know someone with a very similar sense of aesthetics!







[More selections from classic Peanuts...]


(Original post: February 13th, 2009)

Norman Thelwell, who died in February 2004, was one of Britain's finest cartoonists. If you were a girl who loved ponies, or the parent (like me) or relative of such a girl, then you would have known every one of his books of pony cartoons intimately!

Thelwell's cartoons and landscape paintings went far beyond ponies though. He was known as the "unofficial artist of the British countryside", and with good reason. His cartoons and his paintings revealed a deep knowledge of, and affection for, the things that he loved best.


A long time ago I walked into a small second-hand bookshop in deepest Sussex, looking for one of Thelwell's cartoon books which (unbelievably) were all out of print. The owner (and complete staff) of the bookshop regretted that he didn't have one, but explained that he, and many such bookshops all over the world, did a lot of trade through a Canadian-based online organization called the Advanced Book Exchange.

When I got home I investigated this amazing site and found well over a thousand of Thelwell's books in shops all over the world. I felt like I had wandered into Terry Pratchett's L-Space, in which all libraries are connected!

Among these books I discovered a wonderful autobiography by Thelwell, "A Plank Bridge By A Pool".

A description of this book reads: "A portrait in words and pictures of a garden in rural England that has become a wild life sanctuary. It is also the story of how one man realized a boyhood dream. Norman Thelwell, whose riding cartoons are published worldwide, describes in words and pictures how he landscaped his cottage garden and attracted wildlife of all kinds."

I don't know if this painting belongs to the places described in the book, but it well might.


(Original post: January 22nd, 2009)



President Obama will definitely need some help with this one...

[More selections from classic Peanuts...]


(Original post: October 31st, 2008)









Happy Halloween, y'all!


[More selections from classic Peanuts...]






[No more classic Peanuts - but more fun stuff here]


This is from Joel Esler's "The Zoo of Untrue":



Click here for more great stuff by Joel Esler...

...and here for another Joel Esler cartoon in my blog!


(Original post: January 4th, 2008)

If political correctness sets your teeth on edge...

If you couldn't believe the (true) story about the school in Gloucester, England that banned the use of swimming goggles in the pool because the teacher might be distracted by helping a kid to adjust them when another kid was drowning...

If you find the relentless concentration on achievement and performance in the school education system more than a tad overdone...

If you aren't planning to send your daughter to the Cheltenham Ladies College (a real place)...

... then get some therapy for your repressed anarchic feelings and go see St Trinian's, an excellent, wonderfully non-PC remake by Ealing Studios of their original classic 1954 film "The Belles of St Trinians", inspired by the cartoons of Ronald Searle. The new version is a blast!



Read the BBC's review of the new movie here.

You will also find a good Ronald Searle Tribute page, looking forward to the new movie, here.


If you like this...

[My movies page]


I love this cartoon by Joel Esler... apart from being funny in its own right, it describes perfectly how I feel about Walt Disney Studios for messing with Pooh.

The real Pooh (the creation of A.A. Milne and his wonderful illustrator E.H. Shephard) lives in millions of old, well loved and somewhat battered-looking books, and in the memories and personalities of millions of people.