Wednesday, 14 July 2010


Dundee's What's On guide, Street Life magazine, used to run a series of cartoons drawn by Brian Hill.
Signing them "Hilly", his surreal sense of humour was an eye catcher, and a rib-tickler.
Here's 3 silly Hilly's from 1988...
L'eau et l'eau - a gendarme getting himself in a hat/pot muddle. There is a clever wee wordplay bonus. The British police cliched phrase of "'ello, 'ello" is rephrased into French as "et l'eau".
It also reminds me of a cartoon I did of a magician who cooked his rabbit inside his top hat on the stove!
Barbecue - how to make good use of all that junk that gets chucked through our letterbox.
Self control - the best thing on telly is the off switch.
I remember a kids tv show from the 70's/80's called "Why Don't You". The words to it's theme tune went - "Why don't you just switch off your television set and go and do something less boring instead".
Always good advice I thought.

1 comment:

  1. Really like the Self Control cartoon, reminds me of Ray Lowry :-)