23 December 2017

Cartoons

Briony in Brighton has not forgotten my football crowd scene. I work on it when the house is empty and the weather outside is unappealing. I have drawn over two hundred little characters. Each one is wearing a football scarf. When the crowd is complete I plan to colour it in with watercolours. Every supporter will be wearing a black and amber Hull City scarf.

Here is Briony herself:-
Here is Jennifer from Florence, South Carolina:-
Here is my son Ian:-
And here's my esteemed blogging chum from Canton, Georgia. Yes, it's the legend who is Mr Bob Brague. The likeness is eerie:-
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And continuing the cartoon theme of this morning's blogpost:-
Meet the new children's cartoon hero. He's very big this Christmas. Yes folks, it's Basil Cell-Carcinoma. This mischievous little fellow gets everywhere - creating mayhem. His favourite saying is "I told you so!" as he torments people who had too much exposure to the sun when they were young.

Don't confuse Basil with the culinary herb of that name or indeed with Basil of "Fawlty Towers" fame. This cheeky cartoon character's aim is to cause upset rather than mirth. That's Basil for you!

36 comments:

  1. Wow. You have a gift. I'm sure Hull City would like a print of your masterpiece when it's finished. What's with the basal cell carcinoma? Do you have one?

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    1. Yup! See the last blogpost ADDY.

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    2. Ooops. Sorry. I've been out of the loop for a while. Don't worry, they are easily removed. I had one taken out a couple of years ago and may even have another one or two.

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  2. your artistic talent spans so many forms!

    basil will disappear, never to be seen again, don't let him bother you. i have removed a bunch of skin cancers and it can be tedious but not bad in the scheme of things

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    1. Thanks for your reassurance Dr Kylie.

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  3. You're a man of many talents, Neil. Not only are you an accomplished writer and painter of foxes and other wonderful things, you are also a great cartoonist and inspired photographer.
    Basil's adventures will be short-lived, I guess - some time early next year, I predict he will have an unpleasant (for him) encounter with a scalpel.

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    1. He had a chunk of himself cut away yesterday afternoon and popped in a specimen jar.

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  4. How many people will be in your crowd when it is finally complete?

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    1. I guess about three hundred - something like that. To tell you the truth I haven't actually counted them.

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  5. Your cartoons are brilliant...but Basil is not wanted here, so out of place!

    May I wish you and your family a Happy Christmas. Best wishes.
    Buon Natale!
    Greetings Maria x

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    1. You are very kind Maria and I wish you and yours a very Happy Christmas.
      Best wishes,
      Neil

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  6. Yay! Thank you for including me! The next time I see my football obsessed friend Alexander I can tell him that I finally have a team to support! :)

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    1. The Tigers (Hull City) are not doing too well this season but I happy to anoint you as the leader of the Florence branch of The Hull City Supporters Club.

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  7. It would appear your painting is going to be a black and white painting....in interesting, thrifty approach to watercolour, Sir Pud.

    Now don't get yourself into a frazzle. I know Basil can be quite a hassle, but don't fall into his attempt to dazzle. Don't become his vassal. Stay strong against Basil...very soon he will begin to unravel!

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    1. The picture will have the watercolour applied later my friend.

      I hope Basil doesn't knock on your door ma'am.

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    2. I'm aware of that, Yorkie. I was just joking around re the watercolour. :)

      I hope Basil doesn't knock on my door, too. My intention wasn't to appear thoughtless...I wasn't making light of the situation, Yorkie. I would hope you know me better than that, my friend.

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    3. Hey - no problem Lee. I knew that under the clever wordplay there were kindly thoughts. Sometimes when we read words without eye contact or intonation we can misinterpret the author.

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    4. That is so very true...Take care. :)

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  8. I'm sorry to hear of the diagnosis you got. I hope that treatment is successful. On the other hand, I didn't know you had such great creativity for drawing characters. You've given yourself a huge project.

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    1. Let's hope I can complete it before I am six feet under the sod.

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  9. Basil had visited me a half dozen times, but each time I've sent him packing.

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    1. I didn't realise that Basil had tried to befriend you. Nasty little fellow!

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  10. I can't wait to see the completed crowd scene! As for Basil, I'm not acquainted with him, but I do know his cousin Squamous. (I can't beat Lee's comment above and I'm not even going to try.)

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    1. Lee is like a boiled egg - unbeatable. Squamous sounds like a native American chieftain.

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  11. That will be a fun picture to examine closely. Looking forward to seeing the final product!

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    1. You might be waiting a fair while yet Jenny. But of course I will blogpost it when it is finally done.

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  12. You are right, the likeness is indeed eerie and the resemblance positively uncanny. But not to me. I think you have me confused with Vin Diesel.

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    1. Ha-ha! I never thought of Vin Diesel as your doppelganger!

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  13. Happy Christmas YP....I hope that you and your family have a wonderful time x

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    1. Thank you Libby... and the same to you and yours... Neil x

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  14. That's given me a giggle this morning, thanks so much as we are all suffering from the cough that's going around.
    I like the fact that you are laughing at your basil, I'm sure it's nothing too bad. Tom had something like this and attended the Hospital, they soon put it right.
    Thankyou also for a wonderful blog. It's one of my favourites. So sorry for my dots and commas that are in the wrong place, I'm sure you must be tutting as you read my comments. lol
    Enjoy your holiday.
    Briony
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    1. I never tut at your blogposts and comments Briony. Glad you like your cartoon self. Perhaps she will become the star of a new cartoon series with related merchandise.

      Happy Christmas!
      Neil x

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  15. Something weird is going on. My comment has disappeared again........
    I shall try again, A merry Christmas and a healthy and happy New year from over the border in Lancashire! :)

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    1. WHAT! You are from Lancashire! Normally, I resist all communication with Lancastrians who to me are something akin to North Koreans. However, I shall make an exception in your case Christina and wish you the merriest of Christmases or as North Koreans would say -
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    2. Hahahaha!
      If it's any consolation, my ancestors were from Haworth, Thornton and Denholme........ :)

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