Sharks love to sing

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Sharks may have become my favourite thing to draw.

They have such a bad reputation, but all they really want to do is eat fish and turtles and get on in life. My remedy to this is to draw them doing silly things because – as we learnt from Defense Against the Dark Arts in Harry Potter – if you turn something that scares you (Boggart or Shark) in to something that makes you laugh, somehow it stops being scary.

You may see more shark comics appearing soon, because I love drawing them doing ridiculous things.

This design is available on t-shirts, mugs, cushions, bags and lots of other things from the Sterry Cartoons Shop on Redbubble.

Music Cartoon: The Snail Clef

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The Snail Clef – A new cartoon by Hannah Sterry.

Mugs and cards available here: Zazzle UK, Zazzle US.

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Silly misunderstanding of the week:

“Yesterday I was asked to watch the chickens, so I wandered outside. Apparently the one I was meant to watch was already in the oven.”

We have a few broody hens and an escape artist cockerel, so it didn’t seem like a particularly strange request at the time. They probably wouldn’t escape so much if we clipped their wings but that generally only happens shortly after they’ve escaped, eaten all of the seedlings and terrorised the cats.

The chicken in the oven came out with a nice tan! 😛

Hope you like the cartoon! If you’d like to see more, visit Sterry Cartoons facebook page!

Music Cartoon: Aimez-vous l’accent?

Aimez-vous l'accent? - French music cartoon gif by Hannah Sterry

Earlier today, I found out that one of my cartoons has been shared on facebook over 1000 times, and I’m amused at the thought of that many people seeing it and laughing/groaning simultaneously (I am easily amused), so I’ve decided to make some more.

Today I give you… an animated french music cartoon gif:

Aimez-vous l'accent? - French music cartoon gif by Hannah Sterry

Sterry Cartoons has a facebook page now too (as well as nice new shop on zazzle), so if you’d like to see what I create next, feel free to hit the like button and stalk the creativity! 😛

More silly music cartoons:

Minimalism - Silly, funny, musical cartoon for music geeks, teachers and musicians.

Bass Clef is Feeling Low - Funny Music Cartoon by Hannah Sterry

 

Elusive cartoonist is not so elusive: Twitter | Facebook | Google+

Marshmellow Marshmalicious

I have no idea what I was thinking when I drew this, but I’m blaming English for being a crazy language full of homophones. Not suitable for vegans.

Marshmellow Marshmalicious

Marshmellow Marshmalicious - Funny cute marshmallow characters by Sterry Cartoons.

 

Available from the Sterry Cartoons Shop.

“When I’m Killin’ Zombies!” – George Formby Parody Song

Zombie cartoon clipart: "Our Love Will Survive" by ~l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l-l

When I’m Killin’ Zombies

*To the tune of “When I’m Cleanin’ Windows” by George Formby.

Now I go killin’ zombies to keep m’self alive

Wandering round the suburbs with me handy MP5

Now it’s a job that don’t suit me

But zombie killer you would be

If you could see the hell I see

When I’m killin’ zombies

Armageddon’s just a blast!

If only virus worked that fast

The things I do to save me arse

When I’m killin’ zombies

In my profession I’ll work hard

But I’ll never stop

I’ll kill these blasted zombies

Until I’ve had me lot

The zombie bride, she looks divine

The groom escaped her just in time

A wedding’s just a battle line

When I’m killin’ zombies

The living dead just want your brains

Don’t care for your cash or chains

The streets run red until it rains

When I’m killin’ zombies

The virus claimed this camera guy

Who ate the brains of Stephen Fry

Who knew the dead could quote QI?

When I’m killin’ zombies

In my profession I’ll work hard

But I’ll never stop

I’ll kill these blasted zombies

Until I’ve had me lot

Undead walking side by side

Arms outstretched and eyes all wide

There’s no emotion left inside

When I’m killin’ zombies

—— Instrumental ——

This living nightmare ain’t no fun

I’d never leave without my gun

Won’t stop until the battle’s won

When I’m killin’ zombies

My comrade clutches his behind

Got bitten on his… never mind

Natural selection isn’t kind

When I’m killin’ zombies

In my profession I’ll work hard

But I’ll never stop

I’ll kill these blasted zombies

Until I’ve had me lot

A zombie staggers down the street

One head shot and that guy’s dead meat

I’ll shoot ‘em back until I’m beat

When I’m killin’ zombies

When I’m killin’ zombies

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Lyrics to “When I’m Killin’ Zombies” ©Hannah Sterry 2013. All rights reserved.

Some people write love songs. I write about the zombie apocalypse. Fair’s fair.

Hopes, Dreams and Designs

Sterry Cartoons T-Shirt Designs

My ambition, above anything else is to make a living from things that make people smile. It’s why I love music, cartoons, comedy – other people being happy and sharing just a single little moment brings me more happiness than anything else and if I can’t create and share experiences and laughter with other people then I don’t really know what my life is for.

I expect lots of people feel like this but just don’t know how to get to the point where they’re spending the majority of the time doing the thing they love and… that’s ok! I have no idea what I’m doing, but while I’m still in education I’m going to spend my time learning as much as I can about the subjects I love, taking action in testing new ideas, creating new products, promoting myself and aiming high. I hope that if you have similar dreams you can do the same. 🙂

Here are a few of my favourite t-shirt designs so far – you might have seen them before, but I hope they give you a giggle!

Cloud Sheep Shirts
Cute Baby Sheep Tee by Sterry Cartoons

Follow Sterry Cartoons on: Facebook / Google+Twitter / Tumblr

All designs ©Sterry Cartoons 2012. All rights reserved.

If you’d like to license any of the above images, contact me via hannah@hannahsterry.com to discuss details.

Vector Illustration for #DevonHour

#DevonHour cartoon by Sterry Cartoons. Illustrated by Hannah Sterry. Created for Devon Hour business and networking chat on twitter.
#DevonHour cartoon by Sterry Cartoons. Illustrated by Hannah Sterry. Created for Devon Hour business and networking chat on twitter.
Devon Hour cartoon from Sterry Cartoons. Illustrated by Hannah Sterry.
Created for the #DevonHour business and networking chat on twitter.

I had a little bit of spare time today and decided to create this for the #DevonHour community. It was a good chance to play with some of the textures in Inkscape and create something colourful and fun.

The Royal Baby

Royal King

Royal King

I’m not a royalist:
I’ll choose to count your worth
On the wisdom of your choices,
Not a status claimed at birth.

~ Hannah Sterry

Musical Compliments

Musical Compliments - A music cartoon by Hannah Sterry (Sterry Cartoons). Musical Compliments A silly musical cartoon, showing two music notes chatting. The conversation reads: “Liking the natural look!” “Thanks! You’re looking pretty sharp yourself!” It’s just a bit of musical fun. Would make an ideal gift for anyone musical; music students, teachers and lovers of amusing puns! Designed by Hannah Sterry. Website: http://hannahsterry.com Follow Sterry Cartoons on: Twitter | Facebook | Google+
Musical Compliments - A music cartoon by Hannah Sterry (Sterry Cartoons).  Musical Compliments  A silly musical cartoon, showing two music notes chatting.  The conversation reads: “Liking the natural look!” “Thanks! You’re looking pretty sharp yourself!”  It’s just a bit of musical fun. Would make an ideal gift for anyone musical; music students, teachers and lovers of amusing puns!  Designed by Hannah Sterry.  Website: http://hannahsterry.com  Follow Sterry Cartoons on: Twitter | Facebook | Google+
Musical Compliments by Sterry Cartoons
Click this cartoon to like and share it with friends on facebook!

This is the very first cartoon I ever created and now you can buy it on all sorts of things in my Zazzle store!

As far as I can remember, the idea for this cartoon was sparked by a chat with a lovely friend (singer and teacher Sarah Barnett). We were wondering whether it would be possible to make smiley faces out of music notes. I got a little bit obsessed and eventually came up with these.

The music puns followed on naturally and made a few friends smile, so they stayed. 🙂

Musical Compliments Gifts

Here are just a few of the products I’ve made so far. They’d probably make great gifts for your musician friends and music teachers, or (if you’re anything like me) you might just want to treat yourself because it makes you giggle. There are all sorts of products to choose from (not just these ones), so if you want to see the whole range have a look over here (Zazzle Shop).

About Sterry Cartoons

Sterry Cartoons is a webcomic featuring educational music jokes and animal-related humour. The comic has received a great deal of interest online, partially due to the viral success of Musical Compliments (a cartoon featuring a joke about naturals and sharps), which has been shared by over 20,000 people worldwide.

Find Sterry Cartoons on: Facebook / Twitter / Google+