Random Thoughts

Cartoon Drawing Session with TakeOff (UK)

I’ve been creating cartoons with my jokes for a while now as a way of helping me remember the story instead of trying to remember the words. The main reason for this is that it’s not exactly natural sounding if I’m just repeating a script.

Stand up Comedy - Cartoon Comic strips

Stand up Comedy — Cartoon Comic strips

These are great, but I want them as a finished product like a comic book, so I can fix the story and then move onto the next one. So I asked a friend to help and his highly skilled team drew this:

Illustration by Take Off (Creative Services)

Illustration by Take Off (Creative Services)

How brilliant is that!

So within this 4 panel cartoon we have captured the whole story, so I can read it like a comic strip, refresh my memory of the story and bang I’m good to go. Sadly this comes at a price and after a meeting, we realised that this would the most expensive comic book in the world!

So it’s back to the drawing board with this one…

If you like the image or fancy doing a bit of animation give them a shout there appears to be no end to their skills!

Alister Collins is your man and he’s a super nice guy to work with too.


Dan Tambling is a stand-up comedian, sketch comedy writer, actor and producer of ‘12 sketches in a London house’. This is his blog.


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