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By JokerMatt, Oct 19 2016 02:42PM

It's that time of year when Jokertoons is filled with HORROR. Well, our online store that is...

There's still time to grab some accessories for your annual Halloween rituals, whether it's a tote bag to carry a prize pumpkin back from the local grocers, a unique card to greet a sun-shy special one when they rise from their crypt or perhaps a hoodie to stem those growing chills....

Leading the march are those classic horror scientists Frank and Hank - or as you may know them, Doctors Frankenstein and Jekyll...

Our "It's pronounced..." series sees both gothic giants Jekyll and Frankenstien have a word about how you should pronounce their names, with a little help from some friends - available in landscape and portrait designs.

Add some spark and colour with our We Will Need new Material Frankenstein homage.

And if you know someone who's going to be hanging around Halloween, we've got two special Bat designs that are ready-made to flutter into a letterbox this year. Happy Halloween... Said the Crawling Bat and Happy Halloween... Said the Hanging Bat.

And by no means buried among it all... For the last four years, Jokertoons has been fuelling horror long-read blogs over at Jokerside.com. The brand new Jokerside range has its fair share of horror ready to rock your look this year...

Express delivery is still available to land any or all of the above spooktacular stock in your hands ready for Halloween. So head over to our special Halloween Horror sub-crypt to see what grabs you by the hand...

(See you back here soon for our big Christmas launch!)

Frank 'n' Hank arrive at Jokertoons
Frank 'n' Hank arrive at Jokertoons

By JokerMatt, Oct 7 2016 10:56AM

You can buy unique artwork from Jokertoons right now, straight off the peg...

Sound familiar?

With a jolt you suddenly you remember that anniversary, birthday, thing you were going to get for the thing you have to be tomorrow night. You grab your coat to run out to explore the only two options - the local service station with intelligible multi-buy deals on confectionary or that really over-priced, always empty art boutique with its hand-gilted cards….

Why did you move here, how did you forget, how can we stop this mass gentrification, when did it start snowing anyway... But then, as the questions pile into your head...

You remember, there’s another way!

It may as well be hanging there on the coat peg, just under the coats. Jokertoons! We off our own kind of Narnia, a range of solutions which like any good metaphor, is constantly expanding.

Yes, Jokertoons offers artwork ready to buy straight off the peg across a range of merchandise. A range of lifestyle products that make the perfect gifts or statements, from our sketchy Writer’s Shock series to exclusive Jokertoons merchandise to Christmas cards. The range is constantly expanding, And keep your peepers peeled for some very special Halloween-tinged artwork unveiling over the next few days…

Special offers are available on bulk purchases, and of course, there is the option of fast-track delivery for those extra special emergencies.

So just remember we’re here for you whether you’re grabbing your coat or not!

What can you get?

· Cards & Postcards

· Mugs & tall mugs

· Stickers

· Phone, Tablet and Laptop Cases & Skins

· Tote Bags & Drawstring Bags

· Throws & Pillows

· Art Prints - Canvas or Framed, Metal or Photographic

· Notebooks & Journals

· iPhone Wallets

· Hardcover Journals

· Hoodies and pullovers

· T-Shirts of all descriptions

· Posters

· A-Line Dresses and Mini Skirts

· Scarves

· Duvet Covers & Wall Tapestries

#Jokertoons #Halloween #Merchandise #Buynow #OffthePeg #clothing #accessories #Dontmissout

Artwork off the peg @ Jokertoons
Artwork off the peg @ Jokertoons

By JokerMatt, Oct 3 2016 10:51AM

Jokertoons goes 3D! that’s a relief…

Another in the Anatomy of a Jokertoon series taking you into the creative process at Jokertoons. But this one’s a little more experimental than usual as a new line takes shape.... Here’s a prototype build of a tartan-envelope chomping wall hanging ceramic.

A harlequin hound if you will.

Built to commission, the brief was simple, a colourful cartoon. And the build was simple enough too. Initial designs had to balance a cartoon design with a stable structure, designed to hang with the right centre of gravity. Quickly moving away from the idea of a telescopic full face relief, the choice of profile meant balancing snout with ears, the envelope making a neat counterbalance on the lower right.

A pug would have been a little trickier to engineer.

Layers were added in clay, knitting the pieces together in a whole along with a back catch for wall-hanging in a whole, before they hit the kiln. Timing to harden the clay was adjusted for the thickest part of the piece, perhaps the most important, the eyes.

Colouring was an acrylic mix on top of a multiple coat white acrylic base. The segments were broken up in the build with shadow lines pairing off separate elements and adding a light texture to the final design. Then, with the colour coats applied, two think coats of satin gloss.

And there’s a faithful, loyal and every-so-slightly eccentric faithful wall companion. Just don’t ask the postman for a reference.

There’ll be more coming down the line, including a rather special Halloween piece at the end of the month

As always ‘Toons fans, stay-tuned.

And if you’ve got any questions about the work produced at Jokertoons, art in general or the commissions we can help with, get in touch.

You'll find Jokertoons artwork to buy off the peg at our online shop.

Harlequin Hound Ceramic - Anatomy of a Jokertoon
Harlequin Hound Ceramic - Anatomy of a Jokertoon

By JokerMatt, Sep 15 2016 11:24AM

You know how it is. Sometimes the message doesn't quite get through.

The smallest mistake or dropped meaning can have catastrophic consequences. Just ask Fido.

Jokertoons specialisesin getting the message across clearly and intact. It's at the heart of our cartoons, but also the range of visual services we offer companies, websites and anyone who wants to make sure that their idea is carried across to colleagues, friends and customers exactly as intended.

That could be a series of illustrations for a book or presentation, graphic design backing a social media campaign or a consultative review of your brand or website to make sure it passes the grade.

We may not be able to help Fido out, but we can definitely help to keep that message clear and direct.

Make communication errors a thing of the past.

See our business pages for more.

#commercialart #cartoons #illustration #graphicdesign #message #typesetting #commisssion #hire

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