Saturday, 31 January 2009

Splinky and the Space Cat

I simply have to introduce you to someone who I think is very nearly a genius...

You may remember me talking about Illustration Friday (see Illustration Friday). I only do it occasionally, when I have time, but Michael Smetham does it every week. He writes a great cartoon strip called Splinky the Space Cat, which is so clever, because he always manages to incorporate the Illustration Friday theme.

What makes Splinky and the Space Cat so impressive though, is that the cartoon is a continuous narrative, that relies on the entirely arbitrary Illustration Friday topic to move the story on each time. Despite this, it always makes perfect sense, no matter how tricky the word he has to use.

The story is so inventive and fun. Plus, as you can see, his illustrations are beautifully drawn and his colours are gorgeous!

Do go and read the strip: if his blog's lack of comments and followers are anything to go by, Splinky and the Space Cat remains relatively undiscovered, despite Michael's incredible talents.


Doda said...

Very cool, thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I thought I would drop you a quick line to thank you for the write up.
It can be a bit of a struggle to find the time each week to put the strip together, so I appreciate the encouraging comments and the comments you have posted on my blog in the past, especially having checked out your web site and seen what a wonderfully talented artist you are.

Keep up the good work.....

Best wishes