I was asked to do some illustrated double ff.’s.
It’s something to do with Friday’s and am a little bit in the dark about the exact use to which this will be put, but here’s one of the drawings.The lights on, I was working late on a Friday, but my office looks slightly different to this.
Cartoons were originally used as fillers for magazines that had either not filled the advertising space or to make up for a journalist that could not think of an additional 100 words of golden prose to fill out his piece.
In a sense this is a filler, an old drawing that I dug out late at night to post about emails.It was done for a company to discourage the over use of emails and appeared in their magazine.One wonders if this sort of thing is remotely effective, and I mean both this blog and the original drawing. I’d like to think it’s one of the great unknowns but it’s not, it’s a tiny unknown.
So there you are, this week you are victim of a filler. Thanks for popping in.
This is one that hit the editing spike recently, but I like it, so there! I heard this morning that one should only use an exclamation mark every ten thousand words, I think I’ve used up my allowance for the next few years but then cartoonists ought to get special dispensation, perhaps!
This was one of a group of ideas for an article on how one might phrase a recruitment ad. This idea was not the favourite of those chosen, but I like it. This is the rough, but not a million miles from the finished article.
I sometimes prefer the rough drawings to the finished.
This is one of a series of cartoons that I do for a company that specializes in recruitment and finding talent, and in branding for companies. They are called Love9am. Look out for them. good people to do business with, and one assumes that if they are using me they have infinite patience and good humour.