Sunday, 24 October 2010

Muscling in...

The first couple of decades of my career were moderately predictable, with little deviation from a select few paths (kids' comics, newspaper editorial cartoons, and feature illustrations just about covers it). However, for the past few years, through increased use of the Internet and my website in particular, I've discovered many more cartooning opportunities than I ever gave any thought to beforehand, and I love the diversity of new challenges that regularly come my way as a result.

The latest of these has been unfolding over the past couple of weeks after I was contacted by the head honcho of a new Internet-based clothing company, soon to be launched, supplying gear specifically aimed at the body-builder market. I was initially asked to draw one design (above), but it was so well received, and so much fun to do, that before we knew it, my one design had become half a dozen, with more to come.

Of course, being a fitness fanatic myself, and having the body of a bronzed Adonis, certainly helped, along with a full-length mirror for reference purposes. Oh, all right - it's one of those fairground mirrors that sucks stomachs in and puffs chests out, and my exercise regime involves lifting heavy sandwiches, pushing my luck, and stretching the truth, but I got the job done, and here's the proof...

If you want to find out more, and if you have a Facebook account, drop in on
U.C.C. (Unapproved Clothing Co.) for upcoming news of all their gear and the impending launch.


  1. Thanks, John. I'll post some more tomorrow.

  2. That's just what I need. (some cartooning work, not body building clothes!).

    Great stuff Steve.