Monday, 30 December 2013

Friday, 27 December 2013

Relationship Status

Another one from the Fortean archives to celebrate the Fortean Times' 40th birthday this month.

Thursday, 19 December 2013


A cartoon from the seasonal edition of the Spectator magazine.

Seasonal greetings to all of you folks out there in Internet Land.

Friday, 13 December 2013

Away With The Aliens

The Fortean Times' is celebrating its fortieth birthday this month so throughout December we'll be digging into the Surreal McCoy vaults and pulling out some of the cartoons that were published therein. (The magazine, not the vaults.)

Tuesday, 3 December 2013

Sunday, 1 December 2013

Friday, 8 November 2013

Friday, 1 November 2013

Unpopular Science

Another cartoon from November's edition of Prospect magazine.

And Wikipedia says:

In particle physics, antimatter is material composed of antiparticles, which have the same mass as particles of ordinary matter but have opposite charge and other particle properties such as lepton and baryon number. Encounters between particles and antiparticles lead to the annihilation of both, giving rise to varying proportions of high-energy photons (gamma rays), neutrinos, and lower-mass particle–antiparticle pairs. Setting aside the mass of any product neutrinos, which represent released energy which generally continues to be unavailable, the end result of annihilation is a release of energy available to do work, proportional to the total matter and antimatter mass, in accord with the mass-energy equivalence equation, E=mc2.
Antiparticles bind with each other to form antimatter just as ordinary particles bind to form normal matter. For example, a positron (the antiparticle of the electron) and an antiproton can form an antihydrogen atom. Physical principles indicate that complex antimatter atomic nuclei are possible, as well as anti-atoms corresponding to the known chemical elements. To date, however, anti-atoms more complex than antihelium have neither been artificially produced nor observed in nature. Studies of cosmic rays have identified both positrons and antiprotons, presumably produced by high-energy collisions between particles of ordinary matter.
There is considerable speculation as to why the observable universe is apparently composed almost entirely of ordinary matter, as opposed to a more symmetric combination of matter and antimatter. This asymmetry of matter and antimatter in the visible universe is one of the greatest unsolved problems in physics.[2] The process by which this asymmetry between particles and antiparticles developed is called baryogenesis.
Antimatter in the form of anti-atoms is one of the most difficult materials to produce. Antimatter in the form of individual anti-particles, however, is commonly produced by particle accelerators and in some types of radioactive decay.

Monday, 28 October 2013

Fit For Porpoise

One of the cartoons featured in the Oldie's book of cartoons published this week. Get your copy here.

Tuesday, 22 October 2013

Famous Last Words......

Preview of one of my cartoons in next month's edition of Prospect magazine.

Sometimes, things are not quite what they seem.....

Friday, 4 October 2013

Hail Bedfellows Awkwardly Met

From this week's edition of the Spectator magazine.

"I'd have to grow a moustache...get new curtains"

take on a menage a trois.

Tuesday, 20 August 2013

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

In Tents

One of the cartoons hanging in Herne Bay as part of the Duchamp centenary is this one by the legendary Kipper Williams. Many thanks to Kipper for the mention inside, here's a nice tent for you.

Monday, 5 August 2013

Legend, Innit

One from the Australian edition of the Spectator magazine.

From the sullen teenager to the chirpy ones of yesteryear, life would be quite mundane without them.

Friday, 2 August 2013

Alive And Kicking!

Tomorrow, Herne Bay.

Pavement Art

Another 'Cartoons In Art' cartoon. If you're in the neighbourhood take part in the festival tomorrow in Herne Bay. Go Marcel!

“I have forced myself to contradict myself in order to avoid conforming to my own taste.”
― Marcel Duchamp

Thursday, 1 August 2013

Before Your Very Eyes

Two days til the festival launch and here is cartoon #3.

“Perfect nonsense goes on in the world. Sometimes there is no plausibility at all”
― Nikolai Gogol, The Nose

Wednesday, 31 July 2013

The Emperor's New Masterpiece

The third Surreal McCoy cartoon on show in Herne Bay.

“Surrealism had a great effect on me because then I realised that the imagery in my mind wasn't insanity. Surrealism to me is reality.”
― John Lennon

Tuesday, 30 July 2013

Food For No Thought

Another cartoon for the Marcel Duchamp centenary show.
“I do not understand why, when I ask for grilled lobster in a restaurant, I'm never served a cooked telephone.”
― Salvador DalĂ­

Monday, 29 July 2013

Famous Artists' Dogs

Another of several cartoons by The Surreal McCoy on show at the Marcel Duchamp Cartoons In Art exhibition in Herne Bay, Kent. Britain’s best known and wittiest cartoonists will be there on Saturday August 3rd and will be drawing live at the Central Bandstand from 1 o’clock, accompanied by some cool music. It’s all free so do come along and see them at work.

Wednesday, 3 July 2013

Toilette Humour

In 1913, French artist Marcel Duchamp spent a number of weeks in Herne Bay as a chaperone to his younger sister Yvonne, who was studying English. At this time Duchamp had turned his back on painting and resolved to take his work in new radical directions. The result would change the course of art history.

This year Herne Bay will be hosting a festival to celebrate the centenary of Marcel Duchamp's summer in the town. This cartoon will be featured in an exhibition of Humour In Art.

Monday, 1 July 2013

The Same But Different

From the July/August issue of New Humanist magazine.
"We've had cloning in the South for years. It's called cousins.
Robin Williams

Tuesday, 4 June 2013

Intelligent Communication?

From June's issue of Readers' Digest.

After acquiring a rather intelligent telecommunications device, its curious that most people tend to turn into incommunicable, non-thinking zombies.

Tuesday, 28 May 2013


This cartoon was picked for the Women Deliver 2013 conference exhibition and book. It also appears on the Forbes magazine website.

Friday, 3 May 2013

A Fishy Request

From this week's issue of the Spectator.

A fishy request indeed. Though it is amazing what you can find in a can.

Wednesday, 1 May 2013

Eye Eye

A cartoon from May's issue of the Fortean Times.

If you ever had the uneasy feeling that Big Brother was watching you,then you may have been right.

Sunday, 28 April 2013

The Modern Family

From this week's issue of the Spectator.

Having children makes you no more a parent than having a piano makes you a pianist.
Michael Levine.

Tuesday, 23 April 2013