We're well into June, so it must be time for my second blog post of the year by now.
If anyone is still looking in here, I can only apologise for the lack of bloggage. I know I'm not alone in slacking, with other social networking options seemingly taking their toll on the good ol' blog thing, but I'm not quite ready to abandon it altogether, I think, and may even attempt a bit of a revival... of this one at least.
To that end, and following hard on the heels of four days of Diamond Jubilee celebrations, you may take the following offerings as either an extension to it all, or an antidote - I think they are respectful and disrespectful enough in equal measdure to fall into either camp. As I've stated before on this blog, I've never been a great lover of the institute of Monarchy, but over the decades, I've mellowed somewhat, acknowledging that in terms of value for money and the undoubted revenue generated for the nation from their very existence, the Royal family, and the Queen in particular, are not quite the parasites I may have once painted them (literally) to be. And, in fact, they have all worked tirelessly to provide editorial cartoonists with a generous portion of their living.
For that alone, I pay the following tribute. Most of these are from the mid to late 90s, and my Daily Record days, but I'll start with the most recent from my current tenure in The Sun... (click to enlarge, as they say)...