Mess Cartoons – Can anyone recommend a Cartoonist/Artist

Discussion in 'Officers' started by BuggerAll, Sep 15, 2007.

Welcome to the Army Rumour Service, ARRSE

The UK's largest and busiest UNofficial military website.

The heart of the site is the forum area, including:

  1. BuggerAll

    BuggerAll LE Reviewer Book Reviewer

    I intend to propose a Cartoon of the members of my my mess. Can anyone recommend a suitable artist.

    Required qualities:

    1. Good military cartoons

    2. Cheap (of course)
  2. woopert

    woopert LE Moderator

    You could do worse than get a decent photo of the subjects and hunt out one of the artists that knock around Liecster Sq on a Sat afternoon to do it during the week. I did this a few years ago and got a decent piece of work for a reasonable price (£10 down and the rest on picking it up).
  3. there's usually an advert in the back of soldier advertising caricatures (sorry mong spelling) who specialises in mess/regimental ones, of course he probably isn't all that cheap
  4. dockers

    dockers Old-Salt Book Reviewer

    This artist is really good - i've seen lots of her work and am always impressed by it.

    Not sure on prices - depends on how big a job it is.

  6. Just happen to have a copy on my desk! Contact details are Rick Coleman 01707 695296

  7. There used to be a fella - his name was Roger Lowless, I think - who worked in HQ RAC at Bovington. He did some cracking cartoons for the Long Armour Courses before the demise of the Armour School, and also did one for my Regimental Mess when we were out in BAOR. This was back in the mid-80s, mind, but if he's still around I'd recommend him.
  8. Bad CO

    Bad CO LE Admin Reviews Editor Gallery Guru

    Just received this from the man himself:

  9. Purple_Flash

    Purple_Flash War Hero Moderator

    Chip (as in "Chuckle with Chip") in Soldier (Zampolitik) Magazine does very good caricatures. He asks each person how they see themselves, their interests etc and then gets the other members of the mess to comment on each other so he can form a rounded opinion of each character and where the piss needs to be taken.
  10. Bryn Parry might do something that would appeal.

    He's done the artwork for Help for Heroes so we know his heart's in the right place. He's served himself too.

    He does quite a variety of stuff.

    Here's one of his sporting shooter cartoons:

  11. You probably wouldn't be able to afford BP these days - even if you could persuade him to do it (he's concentrating all his effort on H4H).

    If you could - he's excellent. I have a mess caricature he did back in 1987. Bambi Jnr walked straight up to it and said 'Daddy'. Couldn't see where he was pointing mind. :oops:
  12. If you're in the Wattisham area, try looking up Tony Pring. Works for ATIL, extremely talented artist, very popular in AAC circles.
  13. meridian

    meridian LE Good Egg (charities)

  14. BA

    You could try, we used her from a mess cartoon, however not cheap.

    Regardless of who you chose to commission, for best results I would ensure that they visit the next mess event and also heed the advice given by Purple Flash.

    This will ensure that the end result is appreciated and supported by all.