Sterry Cartoons

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
Musical Compliments

New Sterry Cartoons Snail Logo Design by Hannah Sterry.

Sterry Cartoons began with a simple interest in illustration and comedy. 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.

Inspire us to create more amusing cartoons and help share the smiles (and groans) by supporting us with your thumbs on Facebook / Google+ / Twitter / Tumblr.

Musical Cartoon 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 on my Zazzle and Redbubble shops.

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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 | Google+ | Twitter | Tumblr

Hamer and Isaacs Logo Design

Hamer & Isaacs logo by Hannah Sterry. Hamer & Isaacs play volcanic, swinging gypsy jazz. Whilst portraying the influence of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, the unique addition of Rosie Corlett's soaring, flaming vocals is guarenteed to turn the thermostat up a notch. Rich Hamer (lead guitar) provides cut, thrust, panache and inspiration, and Mel Brindle Scullion (swing violin) utilises her impeccable classical pedigree to lend virtuosity to the flair of her improvisation. Julian Isaacs (rhythm guitar), a veteran of the gypsy jazz scene for over three decades, and the animated and vivacious lines of Howard Kahn (double bass) provide the driving force that is the rhythm section. Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Swing Band are available as a guitar duo, an instrumental or vocal trio, or as a full quintet. Set the controls for the heart of swing and witness them for yourselves!

Hamer & Isaacs logo by Hannah Sterry. Hamer & Isaacs play volcanic, swinging gypsy jazz. Whilst portraying the influence of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, the unique addition of Rosie Corlett's soaring, flaming vocals is guarenteed to turn the thermostat up a notch. Rich Hamer (lead guitar) provides cut, thrust, panache and inspiration, and Mel Brindle Scullion (swing violin) utilises her impeccable classical pedigree to lend virtuosity to the flair of her improvisation. Julian Isaacs (rhythm guitar), a veteran of the gypsy jazz scene for over three decades, and the animated and vivacious lines of Howard Kahn (double bass) provide the driving force that is the rhythm section. Hamer & Isaacs Gypsy Swing Band are available as a guitar duo, an instrumental or vocal trio, or as a full quintet. Set the controls for the heart of swing and witness them for yourselves!

My latest artwork hasn’t had anything to do with Sterry Cartoons. Most recently I’ve been designing this logo for Hamer & Isaacs gypsy swing band. The band have had a number of successes in the South West and London, with performances at Rick Stein’s Seafood Restaurant in Padstow and upcoming performance at The Royal Albert Hall on March 8th (see their shows page for more information).

Don’t let me carry on though – see for yourselves! Here’s a video from one of their performances at Plymouth Jazz Club!

Hamer & Isaacs play volcanic, swinging gypsy jazz. Whilst portraying the influence of Django Reinhardt and the Hot Club of France, the unique addition of Rosie Corlett’s soaring, flaming vocals is guaranteed to turn the thermostat up a notch.

Let me know what you think, and if you like the music, feel free to head over to the Hamer & Isaacs website for more!

**EDIT**

As of 2015, Hamer & Isaacs has morphed in to two separate groups:

  • Hot Club of Stonehouse
  • Hamer and Co.

Both groups can still be found playing in venues around the South West.

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.

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! 😀

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

Sterry Cartoons: Catastrophe!

Catastrophe: Rude cat trophy cartoon! Funny cartoon featuring a cat’s bum and the words “Not quite the cat’s pyjamas” on a trophy. Great gift anyone who loves silly pun cartoons or amusing (but slightly rude) t-shirts. Designed by Hannah Sterry.

Catastrophe: Rude cat trophy cartoon!  Funny cartoon featuring a cat’s bum and the words “Not quite the cat’s pyjamas” on a trophy.  Great gift anyone who loves silly pun cartoons or amusing (but slightly rude) t-shirts.  Designed by Hannah Sterry.

This cartoon was the result of childishness, silliness and far too long spent around some not-so-agile cats!

Available on t-shirts over here: Catastrophe T-Shirts

Hannah x

Sterry Cartoons: Crotchety!

Crotchety Crotchet - A music joke cartoon by Sterry Cartoons.

It’s been a productive cartooning day… sorry to end it on such an angry note! 😛

On the subject of notes, I’d really appreciate it if I could have a few more likes on the Sterry Cartoons facebook page. Sorry to ask – I’m hoping to get enough people involved so that we can have some really good competitions and giveaways!

Hope the cartoons keep you smiling!

All the best,

Hannah Sterry x

Sterry Cartoons: Are ewe my mum?

Q: Are sheep just clouds with legs? A: In illustration, yes. Hannah Sterry Cartoons.

Sheep are really clouds with legs.

Q: Are sheep just clouds with legs? A: In illustration, yes. Hannah Sterry Cartoons.

This is an idea I’ve had for a while, and I’m sure someone else must have done it, but I thought it would be good drawing practice anyway! Feel free to comment with links if you’ve seen/drawn anything similar. 🙂

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Sterry Cartoons: Show us your Bass Face!

Show us your Bass Face! - Funny, humorous music photo-cartoon by Hannah Sterry.

Noticed a face in the boyfriend’s bass and had to share!

Show us your Bass Face! - Funny, humorous music photo-cartoon by Hannah Sterry.

I’d love to do a series of instrument photo-cartoons so if you reckon your instrument would make a good cartoon, send me a photo/link via twitterfacebook or my contact form and I’ll try to turn it in to a character and feature it on the facebook page!

Spread the word and lets see how much of the orchestra we can cover! 🙂

 

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