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Gary Mackean, The Boy Who Draws Monsters, is the creator of the gremlin webcomic Barnaby and Loaker, The Scottish Superhero Angus the Haggis Slayer, The Baboon God Ba-Boom and many others. Gary is an Edinburgh cartoonist and illustrator and is available for commissions and projects. garymackean@aol.com

Thursday, 23 July 2015

Evil Pac-Man



a comic strip that shows Pac-Man in a new light...

Monday, 6 July 2015

A Nightmare on Cadbury Street: Freddo's Revenge



A terrible explosion at a Cadbury chocolate factory kills Freddo the Frog. Many years later, the children of Cadbury Street have terrifying nightmares about a burnt frog with razor sharp claws coming after them...Could Freddo really have returned from his fiery grave?

This poster is a mash up of the Cadbury chocolate character Freddo the Frog and Wes Craven's Nightmare serial killer Freddy Kreuger. I've been working on this idea for about eight months or so and I've now finally managed to draw it out and finish it. Enjoy!

Thursday, 2 July 2015

Baa, Baa, "Black but not in a racist way" Sheep



My version of Baa, Baa, Black Sheep. This cartoon was inspired by the overly politically correct attitude to old fairytales and nursery rhymes. In 2014, the words of "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" were changed to "Baa, Baa, Rainbow Sheep" by several kindergartens and nurseries in Australia. This was due to concerns over the original version of the nursery rhyme being racist. They were considering changing the line "one for the little boy who lives down the lane," in case it could be deemed sexist.

This cartoon is part of a series that includes The "Beautiful On The Inside" Duckling, Humpty Dumpty the Bungee Jumper and Three "Visually Impaired" Mice. All are available to view on my blog.

Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Three "Visually Impaired" Mice



My version of the nursery rhyme, Three Blind Mice. The idea behind this version of the Three Blind Mice was to make fun of the overly political correct attitude to seemingly innocent nursery rhymes and fairy tales. I will be working on a few other fairy tales and nursery rhymes that will hopefully poke fun at the people who take things a little too seriously.

This is the third cartoon in the series.

Tuesday, 30 June 2015

Humpty Dumpty the Bungee Jumper...



My version of Humpty Dumpy inspired by the recent politcally correct attitude to fairytales and nursery rhymes. Several modern retellings and versions of Humpty Dumpty (including CBeebies programme "Something Special") have altered the story of the accident-prone egg. In the new version, Humpty Dumpling doesn't fall or ever hurts himself, instead he bungee jumps...

This is the second cartoon in this series after yesterday's The "Beautiful On The Inside" Duckling drawing- http://garymackean.blogspot.co.uk/2015/06/the-beautiful-on-inside-duckling.html

Monday, 29 June 2015

The "Beautiful On The Inside" Duckling



My version of the fairy tale, The Ugly Duckling. The idea behind this version of the Ugly Duckling was to make fun of the overly political correct attitude to seemingly innocent nursery rhymes and fairy tales. I will be working on a few other fairy tales and nursery rhymes that will hopefully poke fun at the people who take things a little too seriously.

One example of this was in 2014- Australian kindergartens changed the words of "Baa, Baa, Black Sheep" to "Baa, Baa, Rainbow Sheep" due to concerns over the original version of the nursery rhyme being racist. They were considering changing the line "one for the little boy who lives down the lane," in case it could be deemed sexist.

Marvel Mugshot- Venom



The second of the Supervillain portraits. Each cartoon will show the comic book characters smiling.

Venom is an evil alien symbiote who originally bonded with Spiderman. While merging with the symbiote, Spiderman's powers were increased but his mind was compromised as it tried to take over him. Spiderman managed to rid himself of his black suit, It would originally return with a new host and attempt to get revenge on the superhero for rejecting it.