Thursday, 22 December 2011

Fa la la la laaaa la la la la

Wishing you all Season's Greetings.

Remember the holiday season is for spending quality time with your family. So don't overdo the digital gadgetry or you could end up like this.

Monday, 19 December 2011

Irrational Fear Of The Day

Another cartoon in this month's issue of the Oldie, following on the theme of things at the door.
Some popular irrational fears-

Friday, 9 December 2011

Gripes With Grapes

From the December/January issue of The New Humanist magazine.

Or should that be "5 Complaints Or Fewer"? Answers on a postcard please to someone who really cares.

Wednesday, 7 December 2011

A Violent Incentive

One of my cartoons in December's issue of The Oldie.
Ah, the joyful expectation of what will next come through your letterbox . This post is dedicated to all postal delivery workers everywhere.

Tuesday, 25 October 2011

Cartoonist Idol- Day 2

Day two of the i paper's search for a cartoonist.
If you like this cartoon please could you say so in an email to

Thank you.

Monday, 24 October 2011

Cartoonist Idol

As seen in today's i, making the shortlist for the Cartoonist Idol competition. If you like these cartoons please do vote for The Surreal McCoy in an email to or else.

Thursday, 22 September 2011

The Misery Album

From this week's edition of the Spectator magazine.
A familiar anguished lament from the bedrooms of budding singer-songwriters everywhere. The misery album's popularity knows no bounds and continues to make its exponents happy and rich.

Wednesday, 7 September 2011

Special Delivery

This cartoon appears in the September issue of the Fortean Times, the Journal of Strange Phenomena.

The Fortean Times is a British monthly magazine devoted to the anomalous phenomena popularised by Charles Fort an American who spent most of his life researching the odd, the unusual and the unexplained.

Wednesday, 31 August 2011

Time Management

From this month's issue of the Oldie.

"Warning: the Internet may contain traces of nuts." ~Author Unknown

"Give a person a fish and you feed them for a day; teach that person to use the Internet and they won't bother you for weeks." ~Author Unknown

"The Internet is the world's largest library. It's just that all the books are on the floor. " ~John Allen Paulos

Friday, 26 August 2011

What Didn't You Do On Your Summer Break?

From this week's edition of the Spectator magazine.
Reflecting on the events earlier this month not a lot makes sense. Can we press
and start over please?

Wednesday, 17 August 2011

Saturday, 13 August 2011

Going Somewhere Nice?

As seen in the Spectator this week.
At last, your summer holiday: if the packing doesn't get you, then the check-in queue at the airport might. There's always the unknown hotel room to sleep in, the beach full of shiny, happy people and new food to try. Maybe you should have just holidayed at home.

Monday, 4 July 2011

Messing About Drawing Boats

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One of The Surreal McCoy's cartoons on show at Henley Royal Regatta 2011. The Professional Cartoonists' Organisation were invited to exhibit work in the art gallery this year and thankfully none of them disgraced themselves by falling in.Though some other race-goers were reportedly awash with Pimms and ale.

Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Life In The Deep Freeze

As seen in the July issue of Prospect magazine.
And who doesn't love being on holiday? If you're not going anywhere nice here's something fun to do to while away a rainy afternoon.

Thursday, 9 June 2011

Easy Reader

A cartoon from this month's issue of the Oldie.

Probably as a child you were forced to read. Nowadays there are so many ways to make reading more convenient and less time-consuming.

"I just got out of the hospital. I was in a speed-reading accident. I hit a bookmark"- Steven Wright.

Tuesday, 31 May 2011

Leap Of Faith

As seen in the June issue of Prospect magazine.

“Technology makes it possible for people to gain control over everything, except over technology”- John Tudor.

Sounds about right.

Friday, 20 May 2011

The End Is Nigh?

There is talk in some parts that this weekend will be the end of the world as some of us know it. With the promise of an apocalyptic earthquake along with some harlots and horned beasts thrown in.
And all this before teatime on Saturday.

Monday, 18 April 2011

The Surreal McCoy's Big Board at Shrewsbury International cartoon Festival

The theme was Olympic Sports this year with an added twist of Victoriana. Drawing live in the town square the cartoonists were at various times joined or assaulted by Queen Victoria and the cast of Alice in Wonderland which left them wondering exactly what kind of breakfast mushrooms were on offer at the hotel that morning.

Thursday, 14 April 2011

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2011

Another cartoon for the Olympic-themed exhibition at this year's Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival. Things kick off tomorrow with a chance to see cartoonists, including The Surreal McCoy, drawing big boards live in the town square. Full programme of events here.

Wednesday, 13 April 2011

Camden Toon

April's issue of The Hampstead Vilaage Voice sees the first cartoon of the Surreal McCoy's new series 'Camden Toon'.

Bustling and cosmopolitan, Hampstead is a great place to work and live. If you can get used to all the resident celebrities.

Thursday, 31 March 2011

April Fool's Day

For those of you who are interested in April Fool's Day.

If not, here's a little something for you to while away the hours.

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival 2011

The Surreal McCoy will be participating in the annual international cartoon festival at Shrewsbury next month. The above cartoon will be one of several on show at the exhibition.

This year the theme of the festival is Olympian Sports and offers an exciting program of talks, workshops, live cartooning events, portfolio consultations and cartoon exhibitions. For details of the events click here.

Thursday, 17 February 2011

Generation Wrecked- a cautionary tale

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Ever wondered what happened to those punk bands of yesteryear? This strip is about a group of ageing punk musicians who reform after many years in the wilderness and is featured in the latest edition of Bloghorn magazine, a bi-monthly production of the Professional Cartoonists Organisation.

Generation Wrecked is a cartoon strip based on true events and real characters. The cartoonist takes no responsibility for any hearing loss or damage incurred during this work.