This is entirely new ground for me, but the intention of this Blog is to, er, is to... um. It will act as a record of my determination to -to, um. It will act as a window on my decisiveness and... *sigh*
I am embarking on a career as a cartoonist. It is not my day job, but I want it to be. I will post examples of my past work at some time in the future, as and when it is published. Quite a bit of my stuff has appeared on the Cartoonist's Club of Great Britain site in the weekly caption competition. My intention is to tweak some of my entries for a broader audience (readership?) as I don't feel it fair to use somebody else's caption for my own (possible) gain. I also have a long term project in mind, but more of that anon, because I think it could be quite lucrative (clue: it involves drawing cartoons).
My real name is Brendan McGuire, but I acquired the nickname Brendini from workmates many (God! A good many) years ago when I was The Amazing Brendini - amateur magician and children's entertainer. I had great fun doing that, children love adults (especially those with a posh accent and rather haughty demeanour) being silly (an assistant from the audience would whack me over the head with a giant magic wand). A mix of magic and slapstick, then. All hugely enjoyable, but my first love has always been cartoons. The Beano, Tom and Jerry, Warner Brothers, Punch, Private Eye, Odham's comics: they have all been a source of joy and delight for me over the years. I want to be a part of that and this Blog will act as an informal record of my progress.
Now, read on...