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
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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+

Sterry Cartoons Competition Results!

Rabbit Pi by Hannah Sterry (Sterry Cartoons)

Hello and thank you to all of the the people who suggested cartoons for my mini competition. There were quite a few good ones, both on Sterry Cartoons facebook page and on twitter (@HannahSterry).


TOP 3 FACEBOOK SUGGESTIONS:

“It’s PC gone mad!” ~ Bilgeboy Bob
“The iphone” ~ Pete Foreman
“Isambard Kingdom Brunel trying to construct Ikea furniture.” ~ Mitch Mitchell

I have already drawn two of these (and a bonus Rabbit Pi), just for fun:

Tonight’s project is going to be drawing Isambard Kingdom Brunel and possibly Miss Von Trapp (she’s got a little mini competition going on).

Friendly Tweeting

I was chatting to a few lovely people on twitter and asked whether they’d like some cartoons too. Here’s what they came up with:

I’ll be drawing and posting these throughout the week and have already started sketching them! I might draw a few more, because some of the suggestions were so good!

Hope you’ve all had a good week and keep creating! 😀

It’s PC gone mad, I tell you!

"It's PC gone mad, I tell you!" by Sterry Cartoons. Cartoon requested by Bilgeboy Bob.
“It’s PC gone mad, I tell you!” by Sterry Cartoons. Cartoon requested by ‘Bilgeboy Bob’.

Last week I asked people to send in their requests for Sterry Cartoons on Facebook and here’s the first completed cartoon!

This particular request was from ‘Bilgeboy Bob’, who suggested:

A crossed eyed cartoon computer with tongue hanging out, jumping up and down – caption “It’s PC gone mad, I tell you!”

I think I got most of it, except the jumping up and down part. I really enjoyed drawing the ridiculous expressions! 😛

‘Like’ Sterry Cartoons on Facebook for more silliness!


Fathers’ Day Feature

This bit of the post is a few days late. My dad drew me this cartoon on Fathers’ Day and made me smile, so I thought I’d share it with you too. If you ever need a cool saxophonist or someone to quote amusing bits of Jasper Carrot and Blackadder, he’s the guy to ask!

Emo Toucan Emoticon! Fathers' Day Cartoon from Dad.
Emo Toucan Emoticon! Fathers’ Day Cartoon from Dad.

Anyway, I’d better get on with drawing the next of my silly cartoons. This time the suggestion is from Pete Foreman, who had a load of brilliant requests:

A knapsack with sleeping cats in it? An old fashioned telephone that, instead of a number wheel, has an eye in the centre of it (an iPhone)? In a similar vein, a pocket watch? A handbag?

Hopefully I’ll manage to complete one of them tonight! x

Shaving a Cactus

Vanity: Cartoon cactus shaving with razor.

Vanity: Cartoon cactus shaving with razor.

Vanity is very silly.

I don’t really understand why there’s so much pressure for women to shave off various areas of body hair. You only have to leave it for a few days and the the hair is back… your legs feeling like they’re covered in hundreds of tiny cactus spikes. Might as well save the money on razors and use the time to draw silly cartoons of cacti instead!

People are funny animals.

Hangman & Dad Dilemmas!

Hangman (Light Version): Amusing stick man t-shirt design. Dark Version here: Hangman Dark T-Shirt Funny cartoon featuring a game of hangman and the words “No stick men were harmed in the making of this game”. Would make an ideal gift for anyone who loves cartoons and amusing t-shirts. Designed by Hannah Sterry. Website: http://hannahsterry.com Follow Sterry Cartoons on: Twitter | Facebook | Google+ Tags hangman, stick, man, men, cartoon, cartoons, funny, comedy, designs, amusing, humor, humour, silly, geek, game, games, word, geeks, nerd, nerds

Hangman (Light Version): Amusing stick man t-shirt design. Dark Version here: Hangman Dark T-Shirt  Funny cartoon featuring a game of hangman and the words “No stick men were harmed in the making of this game”.  Would make an ideal gift for anyone who loves cartoons and amusing t-shirts.  Designed by Hannah Sterry.

Hangman (Light Version): New T-Shirt design from Sterry Cartoons!
Dark Version here: Hangman Dark T-Shirt

 

Disclaimers are strange! I’ve often wondered why anyone still has to write “May Contain Nuts” on packets of peanuts. It’s like writing “May contain animals” on the sign for a zoo – you’d be darned disappointed if there was nothing there.

Anyway, I can guarantee that no stick men were harmed in the making of hangman, or in the making of this t-shirt, even if it is just because  2D characters are invincible and brilliant. 🙂

 

General Life & Nice Policemen

Silly little things happen in life and living in a tiny rural English village presents its own small amusements (even if it is just that every now and then you find that a horse has pooed in your garden). Well, today the police were parked in the road opposite my house and my dad couldn’t decide whether to go and take them a cup of tea. He didn’t go out there in the end, but maybe it’s just the thought that counts!

A Very Geeky Valentines Day to You!

Opposites Attract – Cartoon by Hannah Sterry.

Sterry Cartoons: Beeline

Beeline by Sterry Cartoons

Beeline by Sterry Cartoons

 

At the moment I’m worried about the bees. It seems that renaming a certain piece of music to “Plight of the Bumble Bee” might actually be a good idea (please don’t ask me to play it… can’t breathe)! There seem to have been various explanations as to what’s causing the damage to the population, but nobody seems to actually be doing anything about it. We need some bee-protecting legislation!

Anyway, on a lighter note, this design is available on t-shirts over here: Beeline Shirts

Thanks again and feel free to comment all over the place!

Hannah x

Pacman: Natural Selection

Pacman

T-Shirts over here: Pacman: Natural Selection T-Shirts