Welcome to my portfolio which comprises a cross-section of my national and international work as a cartoonist and humorous illustrator for newspapers and magazines, greeting cards, websites, advertising and PR agencies, publishers and corporate clients, to name but a few.
I am also a real fan of music, and more precisely electronical and classical music. I actually really enjoy listening to vinyls and opera classicals. In my house, I have like 2 digital pianos and 3 synthesisers. My goal as an artist is to create content around my reativity. But sometimes i find it complicated to find the perfect synth or digital piano. It’s why I asked to my friends french friends from Rythme Audio to help me to find the best synthesiser for my needs. I ended up buying the moog sub 37, a full analog synth from Moog and it works like a breeese! Now I am just thanking them for their help. Don’t forget to visit their websites, they are a really nice team working on making the best reviews for digital pianos and synths! (They didn’t pay me for this review don’t worry! They are just my friends and they deserve to be known)
Portfolio CONTENTS: Now Over 300 Samples
01: X-FILES Sorry, this section is more Down-to-Earth than Extra-Terrestrial! These are samples of cartoons drawn specifically for exhibitions in both the UK and the rest of Europe.
02: CARTOON MISCELLANIA Everything from multilingual cartoons for security software company Veritas, a commission for Barclays Bank, a Toshiba TV ad, cartoons for the Natural Environment Research Council, to an illustration relating to the debunking of the theory of female fetishism via a thesis on modernist literature (don’t ask!)
03: AIR CHARTER SERVICES Four of the cartoons produced for a PowerPoint presentation for this Emergency Air Relief specialist.
04: ALL RISKS MUSICAL Illustrations for international cellist and author, Alice Mcveigh’s new book.
05: ANNE FINE’S WEBSITE Two bookplate designs for a special website devised by Children’s Laureate, Anne Fine, to encourage children to build a Home Library.
06: BARCLAYS SARBANES-OXLEY STRIP CARTOONS Barclays Bank chose to use humour to put across a very serious business message.
07: BUSINESS / CORPORATE CALENDAR CARTOONS I produce many business cartoons both black and white and colour. These are samples of the latter, from one of my UK business calendars.
08: BBC TV’s GRUMPY OLD MEN Some of my cartoon illustrations for the books of the TV series, Grumpy Old Men – the Secret Diary, and Grumpy Old Christmas.
09: HEALTH & SAFETY CARTOONS Cartoon illustration for the Health & Safety Executive (UK Government).
10: CATERPILLAR INC (USA) Examples of cartoons commisioned for a security-awareness campaign.
11: CHURCH TIMES CARTOONS & ILLUSTRATION Does God have a sense of humour? This national newspaper certainly does!
12: CHURCH TIMES SURVEY 2002 Some of the cartoons that were drawn to accompany this extensive survey.
13: GAG CARTOONS from PUNCH, PRIVATE EYE & READER’S DIGEST (USA edition) Cartoons in their purest and simplest format. Includes video gag showcase.
14: GREETING CARDS The greeting card market is probably the most enthusiastic user of the tradional gag cartoon, these days.
15: CORPORATE / BUSINESS CHRISTMAS CARDS Bespoke Christmas cards are, some companies believe, (correctly!) an essntial. Samples include card designs for,Citroen, Nissan, Peugot, Mercedes, Birmingham City Football Club and Caterpillar.
16:THE GROCER Examples of my editorial cartooning work for this national weekly magazine for UK’s retail trade.
17: HAMLET CIGAR CARTOONS I produced a large number of cartoons for Hamlet Cigars posters. Here are just a few.
18: KIDS’ STUFF Fun and games for kids, with a recyling and plumbing flavour!
19: KLM CARTOONS Poster cartoons for the Dutch national airline.
20: INTERFLORA Three illustrations for Mercury, the Interflora magazine, depicting different sorts of mums.
21: THE MORNING ADVERTISER Editorial cartoons and illustration for this leading weekly journal for the licenced trade in the UK.
22: HSBC Cartoons for HSBC‘s international staff training & development.
23: PRW & MRW Editorial cartoons from these two EMAP magazines.
24:RECYCLING CARTOONS Cartoons and illustrations for the UK Recycling Industry.
25: RAC Cartoons from a series, depicting Driver Types, for theRAC.
26: SPOT THE DIFFERENCE CARTOONS Two examples of the popular cartoon format puzzle.
27: STAT PLUS CALENDAR Legal cartoons taken from calendars past and present.
28: THAT DOG (GOLDEN RETRIEVER STRIP CARTOON) Yes, I’m afraid I’m a doggy-person! The real Tuppence died in early 2000 but she still lives on to inspire me!
29: THE TIMES (OFFICE TYPES) Four cartoons commissioned to depict specific character-types, published in the Style section of the UK’s most famous newspaper.
30: TRUCK/TRUCK & DRIVER MAGAZINE ILLUSTRATION A few editorial cartoons for trucking magazines.
31: CARICATURES FOR PRESENTATION Some of the caricature work I have been commissioned to produce by business clients large and small.
32: VERITAS SOFTWARE Examples of IT Security cartoons produced in nine languages.
33: WKD Some of my advertising strip cartoons for this popular drinks brand.
Please note that the images on these pages are for the purposes of information only and may not be reproduced in any form without the written permission of myself, Noel Ford and/or the respective client.
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