Thursday, 23 December 2010

Merry Christmas.

Seasonal goodwill to all, even those who didn't buy the Clare In The Community Calendar. Bastards.

Thursday, 16 December 2010


Went to a talk at BBC TV centre about What BBC1 Wants From Comedy Writers. About 80 people crammed in a tiny room for two and a half hours. Basically, and here I am paraphrasing, BBC1 doesn't know what it wants but will know it when it sees it. Usually on BBC2, or BBC3.
At least 95% of the people present were white, middle class, middle aged men, and boy were we told off for it. Not coming from London made me quite an exotic minority.

Wednesday, 15 December 2010


Went to the BBC Radio Comedy Xmas party yesterday, where I rubbed shoulders with a host of famous people. Sandi Toksvig rubbed shoulders with peoples' hips, being surprisingly short. I think everyone was a little intimidated by my reputation, as nobody came up and spoke to me all afternoon!

Monday, 13 December 2010

Poor old royals

This is next week's Hamlet gag, only a little out of date but I liked it. So in it goes.

Tuesday, 30 November 2010

My First Published Strip Cartoon ( redrawn)

Which appeared in the Aberystwyth University newspaper The Courier sometime in the late seventies. I have got a lot of mileage out of it, especially at cartoon workshops ( " You don't need to be great at drawing to be a cartoonist, and here's the proof...")

Wednesday, 24 November 2010

This week's Hamlet.

Thankfully, Gavin Bach stayed in the competition long enough for this joke to be topical. Although I could have always reworked it as David Dickinson, if the need arose.

This weeks joke, Guardian 24 November 2010

Monday, 22 November 2010

And whilst I remember there are CD's too...

Yet More Rampant Clare In The Community Commercialism

Yo ho ho, and a very festive mid to late November to you all. Clare calendars and cards make the perfect gift (for me, anyway) so why not buy some. Calendars £8.50 inc pp, cards £2 each inc pp, set of 5 cards £8 or Calendar plus five cards combo £14. Cheques payable to Harry Venning sent to The Annexe, Belmont Street, Brighton BN1 4HN or go to http;//

This week's Clare In The Community cartoon!