Bank On It

Darien2

Well, here is part two of my comic arc about that nefarious series of events in Scottish history called the Darien Scheme. Nae worry. After this introduction, the rest of the arc will flow…….like molasses……in Aberdeen…..in January, I promise. In case anyone missed it, panels 3 and 4 contain what we in the Darien Scheme comic making business call “foreshadowing.” Stay tuned. FT😛

Truth or Darien

DARIEN1.2

Making Scottish political cartoons has been fun, but I wanted to start another history arc. It’s been a while, and with two new characters, it may make it a little more interesting. Or it may make it worse. You decide. FT😛

 

Playground Politics

Holyrood

I went back and forth about posting this one. After the election, some people were elated, some were deflated. I think the results are a step in the right direction for Scotland and something to learn from and build upon. But politics being politics, there will always be whiners, bullies, cheaters, and dreamers….much like a school playground. FT😛

Aw, Frigate!

shipyard2

I made this comic the day before it was announced that the shipyard contracts would go on as planned more or less at Govan and Scotsoun. There was a lot of uncertainty beforehand, and this idea popped into my noggin. After the announcement, all seemed ok on this issue which I understand, like any other issue, is being used as a means to get votes. Later in the week, PM Nicola Surgeon used the opportunity to warn that promises need to be kept. Why did anything need to be said? That is like a child promising on Monday to clean his room Friday, but on Thursday the mother feels compelled to say “you better keep your promise of cleaning your room….tomorrow.” Then again, mother’s intuition? BAE said it will honor the contracts but it also said this in 2014. Do I sound cynical? I am an American teenager. It is unavoidable.  FT😛

Hey You, EU!

eu ref

I came up with this idea after reading my pal @cee4cat’s blog yesterday. Yes, the EU referendum is a very important event that will not only affect the UK and Europe but possibly the rest of the world. It seems to me that the powers that be are trying to overshadow or simply ignore the upcoming Holyrood elections. That’s politics and biased journalism for you I guess. FT