Randall Writing is the platform where my two creative outlets – writing and cartoons – come together and work alongside one another. (The name RandallWritingAndCartoons unfortunately isn’t as catchy.) I’m always trying to provide fun, fresh content to showcase my drawing and entertain people; and the support and feedback I get from you lot – my community of regular visitors – is what makes it worthwhile. So thank you to those of you who keep coming back as I try to continue improving!
Here’s a quick roundup of everything that’s happened on Randall Writing in 2020. I’m really pleased with how the site is continuing to grow – seven out of the past twelve months have surpassed 2019’s record number of monthly views. Let’s whizz through the new content that’s been added since last year’s roundup!
Stories with Drawings
I’ve continued my successful Stories With Drawings series, with several more of my illustrated anecdotes. This is the place where my writing and my cartoons combine to their fullest effect. For a one-minute read with simple slapstick humour, A Terrible Night’s Sleep is a good bet; or if you want some namedropping from my surreal time working on the Harry Potter film set, check out Harry Potter and the Discombobulated Intern.
Cartoonist for Hire
Lockdown has, of course, shifted my focus. I only drew at one event this year – the Imperial Winter Ball by Belgrave Square – before restrictions cancelled everything. So instead I’ve been drawing at home, responding to commissions, particularly as birthday or Christmas presents. My cartoons now come pre-framed as standard, and I have a new Etsy page with more details. I drew quite a few Christmas cartoons, so they’ll be featuring in upcoming posts very soon.
Cartoonist for Fun
And here are some cartoons I did for my own enjoyment (or, in the case of Wear A Mask, righteous fury).
A few other things have been going on as well. The most popular part of the site continues to be the Book Summaries section, my little side-project tucked away from the rest of Randall Writing. So I expanded it with summaries of The Iliad and The Odyssey.
Wishing you all a freer, safer, and more enjoyable 2021!