Yes, I am working on this project….

And no I am not daydreaming off some field. Seriously, some thumb pain.


Ha ha you are demolished!


Maybe an RSI, maybe Gamer’s Thumb. Maybe arthritis? Trying some methods for drawing without holding the iPad.

Sensitive contentment: Doug Ford not smoking.

In response to a tweet, I went searching for this image. It was used in an editorial cartoon parodying Doug Ford, an alleged youthful drug dealer, now premier of the province of Ontario, engaged, satirically, in a newly perfectly legal activity.

The post, suitably, but not provocatively tagged, will not be found in WordPress’ search. It can be found at this link:

I can only suspect it is due to showing a character smoking.

Sensitive to smoking content.

This image also is being suppressed for sensitive content on Twitter. I can only assume it shows either smoke, or a person smoking.

Post at LondOntLife.

Lemon Aid.

Mistake! Loaded a reference photo and drew on another layer not realizing it screwed up the size and pixel density making the inking fuzzy from resizing. Should have loaded a page then added the reference. Also I could have resized the ink and copied over it for sharper lines. Live and learn.

Thieving Bastards

The Pantsless Rambler

Theft as defined by Merriam-Webster
: the act of stealing
specifically : the felonious taking and removing of personal property with intent to deprive the rightful owner of it
: an unlawful taking (as by embezzlement or burglary) of property

I’m livid these days when the topic of theft comes up and lately, its been multiple times a day. No, I’ve not been the victim of theft lately, but I’m seeing many others are. This completely selfish act is causing victims of theft to feel violated, angry and empty.

According to the London Police Service’s 2018 Annual Report (, there were 13,731 incidents that involved theft. This is an increase of 6.4% over 2017. This number includes break and enters, motor vehicle thefts and robberies. That’s almost 38 incidents each and every day.


This map shows a significant amount of criminal activity in London….in the last 30 days!…

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Think of the children

Tim. Apple. Cook. Pie.

On the river

I walk over the Thames south branch bridge on Wellington Road. This tree has been there for quite a few weeks. The colour and feel was right today.

TheZazzle store plugs along

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Yes, it’s been a while since I added any products. Once a year they drop $50 bucks into my Paypal account, so I really can’t complain. And I have been busy with a shift in emphasis towards Londontlife. I’m not so certain that the editorial cartoons have a wide enough international audience to drop onto a mug here, but I do consider it from time to time. That said, should anyone want a one-off mug with an original Londontlife cartoon on it, hit me up.

I appreciate that some of the more odd and offbeat item images are selling. My, honestly, very dry, wry sarcasm doesn’t market that well. :-)

The thing is, I don’t think anyone wants to see this vile man:


… on thier coffee cup everyday. But what do I know.


Doug Ford This.

On Predictions


I modified my Procreate brushes collections into Fave Inkers, Fave Sketch, Fave Paint, etc. I also realized I could set contained size ranges for various brushes. So I have  for lettering now, Script 1 to 5, Script 4 to 15, and the original fat Script in my Fave Lettering set.

You know when you switch brushes by clicking on the set, the already selected brush becomes the brush. D’oh. So instead of having one collection of Faves where you would have to scroll through and find the next one, each Faves set now has maybe six brushes I want to use, and the last selected one is always active.

I was using Comic Draw app for lettering. I still prefer handwritten as it keeps the style consistent, and likely I will do so going forward for smaller panel cartoons like this one. My handwriting has always been terrible and my hands cramp when I letter.

And I discovered Affinity Photo has Callout Ellipse and Callout Rectangles shapes … which are … word balloons!

Doug Putin

Cartoons on LondOntLife are are shared based on a premise that people will maybe use and remix them. Here I rework the drawing, running the drawing through Inkwork. I do that sometimes just to see what variety it produces. Then popped back into Procreate for some painting.

Here, our Provincial Primier poses, displaying his competitive autocrat true self, now that he has a place on the world stage. Hopefully a short 15 minutes of fame.