27 December 2008

Stille nacht

A Happy Christmas and a peaceful 2009 to all who frequent the kennel.

22 December 2008

Brahms and Liszt at Christmas

A very Merry Christmas and Happy New Year from the Back Desk.

22 November 2008

Normal service will be resumed shortly

Sorry about the extended break, it's been a difficult time.

I've not been entirely inactive - I recently did a cartoon for Music Teacher magazine, and I'm going to be doing some more full-page strips for Classical Music, and another one for the British Music Yearbook.

There will be a new strip here soon, when I can fit it in between the paid (and hence higher priority) drawing. Talk amongst yourselves while I crank myself into work mode.


29 October 2008


Sorry, no strip this week due to personal circumstances. Back soon.

26 October 2008

Big Dog in 3D

A new Big Dog adventure will be here soon. In the meantime, here's an excellent sculpture by the lovely Ani.

28 September 2008

16 September 2008

Big Dogs in History #4: Paws

1975: Spielberg makes his name as his blockbuster terrifies the movie-going public.

6 September 2008

31 August 2008

Big Dogs in History #3: Elvis's big break

1956: In order to distract from his lascivious pelvic movements, the producers of the Steve Allen show dress Elvis in tails and partner him with a big dog for a performance of his hit "You Ain't Nothing But a Dig Dog."

Rehearsing thoughts

(click the image to enlarge)

25 August 2008

Crossing Over

(click the picture to enlarge. Click here for more information.)

19 August 2008

Couch Maestro

(Click the picture to enlarge. Click here for more information.)

18 August 2008

What's it all about, then?

Last year, through a sequence of events both too unlikely and dull to recount here, I found myself drawing three one-page comic strips for Classical Music magazine's supplements detailing competitions, summer schools and festivals for 2008. It happened by accident, but all three ended up featuring the antics of the same character, a down on his luck musician whose chief characteristics were a dogged faith in his own abilities, a raging bitterness against the world, and in particular the wold of classical music, and an overwhelming and all consuming stupidity.

Having drawn these three strips, it seemed logical and entirely a splendid idea that this idiotic Everyman should continue his adventures in some kind of regular strip, possibly just some modest 3-panel affair tucked away in the back of a magazine where no-one would object to it, or even notice it. However, I'm still waiting for the publishers to call me back and agree what a brilliant idea this is and offer me a ton of money to do it. So their loss is the inter-web's gain, and this is intended to be a reasonably regular web comic (at least once a week, if I can maintain the enthusiasm), at least until that lucrative contract comes my way and I remove it all from here and flog it back to you in some exorbitant novelty book. Enjoy!

The Best Laid Plans

( originally published in Classical Music's Festivals supplement 2008)

Precarious Liaisons

(originally published in Classical Music's Summer Schools supplement 2008)

The Image Game

(originally published in Classical Music's Competitions supplement 2008)

28 July 2008

Big Dog T-shirts available now!

Visit Big Dog's Zazzle Shop for an exciting range of Big Dog merchandise. If there's a particular Big Dog advetnure you'd like to see printed on a T-shirt, let us know!

create & buy custom products at Zazzle

29 May 2008

9 May 2008

Big Dogs in Art: The Angel of the South

It should be obvious to all that the best thing to put in Ebbsfleet is a 50 foot high dog.

18 April 2008

Frankenstein's Toaster

This cartoon originally appeared in Solar Wind, the Universe's greatest comic. What's that, I hear you ask? Well, I reply: buy the Bumper Book of Solar Wind and find out!

19 March 2008

Easter 2008


Big Dog would like to assure readers that he is not involved in any kind of sinister military robotic experiments, whatever this video may imply:

4 March 2008

27 February 2008

At Sea

Ask not how Big Dog came to be here, for what can a dog know of sea or ships? Land is nearer than you think, but when one is in a storm and in confusion it seems unreachable, no matter how close it may be.

15 January 2008

9 January 2008

3 January 2008