Cartoon of Greta Thunberg

Greta Thunberg cartoon

The original of this cartoon of Greta Thunberg is drawn in felt tip pen on the back of a Playmobil movie poster, size A1+. At the market stall I run on weekends it often inspires comment and discussion. Most people seem to like it, and seem to like Greta, but there are those who dislike …

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Illustrator Roger Mason gives a talk about service design

service design storyboards

Recently I gave a talk about drawing service design storyboards. It was hosted by Erick Mohr and the Service Design Network, who meet regularly to discuss the field. Erick sourced the wine and the pizza, and I spoke about my working process, shared some anecdotes about jobs I had been involved with and some thoughts …

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A female superhero uses her powers. Storyboard frame.

Superhero storyboards

Full colour superhero storyboards for a Motorpoint TV commercial, commissioned by Equinox Films, Manchester, UK. Director Phil Hawkins guided me through the script and I really enjoyed the chance to draw some dramatic, posed characters. I looked at the King of Comics Jack Kirby for inspiration. My associate Robert Smith did an amazing job with …

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A woman is surprised to see a new alien lifeform. Graphic novel.

Mice graphic novel

A page detail from The Mice book three, which is almost finished (as I have been saying for a while now). Seriously! Diana meets one of the new characters, an alien pet, who may turn out to be a huge hairy problem for the humans. Like The Mice on Facebook @themicecomic

A group of Scots sit on a London Underground train. Illustration.

Charity illustration

Wraparound charity illustration for London-based ScotsCare. An evolving brief to illustrate the cover of their Annual Review publication led to a representation of a group of Scots using the London Underground. There are various symbols in the image which suggest Scottish identity, such as a scots terrier, a book by Irvine Welsh and a character …

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Santa and Rudolf selfie. Christmas card by Roger Mason

Christmas cartoons

It’s the time of year when I’m often asked to create business Christmas cartoons. Sometimes they are sent digitally only, and sometimes I hire a printer who posts cards and envelopes out to clients. Cards can be tailored to whatever the business’s needs are or I can be left to come up with something funny. …

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Page from The Mice book 3, an alien is attacked by the humans. Black and white indie comic art by Roger Mason

New page from The Mice comic

I’ve been going through the bitmap scans and filling in the blacks, meaning that pages drawn over a year ago are finally seen how they are intended to look. A page from The Mice book three, still in production, showing the humans attempting to hijack a giant alien forklift truck. An alien is about to …

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Donald Trump says who is the best artist. Cartoon.

donald trump cartoon

This Donald Trump cartoon was inspired when I had a lack of work. and I was drawn to him the way cartoonists around the world are. I like that his plain and gauche way of talking has disrupted the everyday political discourse and because of tis I felt it would be amusing to use him …

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Cinderella rushes to the chemist for a morning-after pill. Illustration.

Cinderella illustration

Pen and ink on A3, and then coloured digitally in Photoshop. This was for Ellaone’s campaign for birth control pills, and appeared in magazines at the time.

A superhero aims a taser at her own head. Illustration.

Record cover art

Record cover art for UK drum and bass act The Prototypes, featuring a superhero tasering herself. The brief was supplied by the band and it was commissioned by Get Hype Records. These are my original Photoshop colours, but it was eventually re-coloured by my associate Robert Smith as the client asked me to make it …

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Roger Mason painting mural in Dalston

Mural in Dalston, Bootstrap Company

  Scenes from my current project. Painting a mural up eight flights of stairs in the studio building where I work in Dalston, Hackney. The mural is designed to show how the Bootstrap Company (who runs the building) engages with the local community, helps start-ups to thrive and provides below-market-rate studio spaces. It’s a great …

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Cartoon drawing as a teaching aid by Roger Mason

Illustration as a teaching aid

My brother George, who is a paramedic in Sheffield, commissioned me to draw a cartoon about some of the stressful encounters met by the ambulance service. It was specifically intended to show how noisy and chaotic some scenes can be, and in all this, the medic is trying to think clearly and responsibly. I am …

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The Mice – new page detail

Page detail from book three which I really like. It’s funny how some drawings start by being unimportant to me – just something to get out of the way to get the story to progress – but after some work and some patient inking, they end up being my favourite. This scene where Harry and …

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Roger Mason painting a mural in the library at Pilgrim's Way Primary School, SE London

World Book Day comic strip mural

Keeping me busy this week, a mural at a primary school in south east London, depicting children at the school reading books. Painted onto the wall of the school library in acrylic paint, it will hopefully be finished this week and then I can photograph it properly and post the completed scene up here.

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The Mice comic

The Mice book three is on the drawing board and here is a page from the final chapter. The two main human protagonists are learning how to fly on of the aliens’ giant flying forklift trucks. It seems they might just be about to have a mid-air collision…

Nissin Foods storyboards

These Nissin Foods storyboards were commissioned by Unit 9 to describe a promotion which took place in Manchester on 10th September. For the Japanese instant noodle firm, a footballer dressed as a samurai, being chased by ninjas, juggled a football through the streets and ended up at Old Trafford, cavorting about on the pitch. They …

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