New products in the Sterry Cartoons Shop

Last weekend I was lucky enough to catch up with some amazing friends in Bristol. We played board games, drank mead and ventured in to the City Centre for a quick bit of Christmas shopping!

This week has been a bit quieter, so I’ve been working to improve the selection of products available in the Sterry Cartoons Shop (note: prices may vary).

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The new products available include:

  • Cushions
  • Mugs
  • Clocks
  • iPhone Cases
  • Tote Bags
  • T-Shirts
  • Scarves
  • Dresses
  • Leggings
  • Miniskirts
  • Duvets
  • Notebooks
  • Pencil Cases
  • Acrylic Art Blocks
  • Canvas Prints
  • Greeting Cards

 

 

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 Festival’ by Jazz Greenhill

The cover illustration of Jazz Greenhill’s comic ‘The Festival’. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.
This amazing picture is by Jazz Greenhill. She's awesome and has a really cool blog over here: http://jazzgillustration.blogspot.co.uk/
This amazing picture is by Jazz Greenhill. She’s awesome and has a really cool blog over here: http://jazzgillustration.blogspot.co.uk/


The Festival by Jazz Greenhill

The sketch above was drawn by a very smiley, happy, Jazz Greenhill when I bumped in to her one evening at a gig in Kingsbridge. You can usually find her sketching something (which explains why her illustrations are so good!) and she’s just released her first full-length comic “The Festival”, which you can read about and buy here:
The Festival by Jazz Greenhill

She’s a wonderful person and a talented illustrator and having seen her work so far, I’m sure she’ll create some brilliant things in the future so she’s definitely worth a follow!

 

Extract from Jazz Greenhill's comic 'The Festival'. Published by Avery Hill Publishing.
Extract from ‘The Festival’
by Jazz Greenhill
Published by Avery Hill Publishing.

A closer look at the illustrations in Jazz Greenhill’s comic ‘The Festival’.
A closer look at the illustrations in
Jazz Greenhill’s comic ‘The Festival’.

Quick Question:

What would you like to see more of on hannahsterry.com?

Thanks everyone!

Hope you’re enjoying the summer!

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

The Fire Horse

The Fire Horse by Hannah Sterry. An illustration of a rearing stallion on the surface of a flame-covered sun!
The Fire Horse by Hannah Sterry. An illustration of a rearing stallion on the surface of a flame-covered sun!
The Fire Horse by Hannah Sterry.

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The Fire Horse by Hannah Sterry is licensed under a
Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 3.0 Unported License.

Feel free to print this and use it for cards, wall pictures and general personal use! If you really like it and want to show your appreciation you can make me incredibly happy by sending a little donation via PayPal or sharing this post on facebook and twitter. Either of these things makes me happier than anyone could think possible and will make me smile crazily (you can demand photos if you don’t believe me)!

This is an illustration I did for fun a few years ago. At the time I was at a certain well-known university studying Mathematics and battling with depression and it was just nice to create something again. Usually I’d use music to combat depression, but I discovered that playing music in halls of residence gets you hated pretty quickly by the hall wardens and there were only 8 practice rooms on campus between over 20,000 students so there were never any free (no wonder the waiting list for counselling there was about 3 months long). One of the guys in my halls resorted to practicing his saxophone in a field, because he was threatened by the hall warden for playing in his room. I’m glad that I left.

NOTE: There might be a depression post coming up soon, because I’ve recovered enough to feel strong enough to speak about it and because I think it’s good to tell people about these things for solidarity and to reduce stigma (because stigma against an illness that affects over 25% of the population at one point or another is ridiculous).

Does anyone out there use society6?

Hannah Sterry Cartoons & Illustration: New Society6 Shop

I’ve just opened a new shop with society6 because of their range of products and the professional look of the shop galleries, but I’m interested to hear the opinions of people already using the site to sell their work. I’ve spotted Jess Smart Smiley‘s illustrations on there and Alastair‘s photography, but wondered if anyone else on here uses it too and how they think it compares with other print-on-demand sites like RedBubble, CafePress and Zazzle.

Here’s what the shop looks like so far!

Hannah Sterry Cartoons & Illustration: New Society6 Shop
Click here to visit my new Society6 shop!

Feel free to follow me on there if you’re interested in the work too.

I’m interested to know what you think.

I’ll probably be posting more on Sterry Cartoons soon because university term ends in less than a week and as soon as exams finish, I have a job interview at Plymouth Arts Centre and would really love to get it!

If you want to wish me luck and motivate me to doodle faster, I’d massively appreciate some more likes and shares of the cartoons on the Sterry Cartoons facebook page! Show anyone who might like them! 😀

Hope you’re all having a good week!

The Lesser Spotted Devonian Wellie-Wearing Blob Monster

Blob Monster Doodle by Hannah Sterry
Blob Monster Doodle by Hannah Sterry
A highly accurate self-portrait! 😛

This happened after I came across Jess Smiley’s blog and saw that he was looking for monster doodles to include in Rumpus on the Run: A Monster Look-N-Find BookIt’s well worth having a look at his illustrations, because you won’t be able to help but smile!

NAQs (Never Asked Questions): “Why does your monster have wellies?”
I’m not sure how many monsters wear wellies, but I basically live in farm country and had to climb a hedge to avoid sinking in a muddy lane the other day. Proper Devonian monsters would need to be able camouflage themselves against tractors, hedges, cliffs and mud and would probably only be able to live on Devon cream teas*!

*For some reason, the order of jam and clotted cream in a cream tea causes a lot of arguments between Cornish and Devonian people and nobody knows why.

If you’re interested in silly Devonisms, you might have a giggle at Things Devonians Don’t Say!

Please recommend any great comic/music blogs in the comments – I’d love to follow a few more!

Anyway, I’m off to have a nice dinner with my grandparents, so I’d better  go!

Blog to you soon! 😀