Monday, 30 November 2009


Sunday, 29 November 2009

Smoking is bad for your health

This is an old Frank - again in the spirit of recycling.

Saturday, 28 November 2009

Groundhog day again

Oh dear, am I repeating myself?

Thursday, 26 November 2009


Well here it is at last - Gort and Klaatu's Climate Slamdown. It was commissioned by New Internationalsit magazine and I thank them hugely for doing so. It is, of course, the ultimate guide to the all-in wrestling mayhem due at Copenhagen in December, also available at the New Internationalist website, (soon on) the Climate Slamdown site and all good newsagents.
Please link to it , post it and distribute it as widely as your resources allow. Comments welcome, as usual - even though few folk take me up on that.

Wednesday, 25 November 2009

One day at a time.

The New Internationalist have posted the Climate Slamdown strips already, and I shall be following suit shortly. In the meantime....more post bender post-mortem from Frank.

Oh - If you'd like to see all the Kyoto/Copenhagen stuff and other background materials on one easily digestible menu, you could do worse than go to our purpose built SlamDown site and to join the facebook group
Considering recent e-mail related shenanegens, I think it's only fair to 'fess up that my brother is an occasional lecturer at the University of East Anglia. I hope this won't damage the credibility of Throbgoblins International too badly. He teaches American Studies, by the way, and his seminal work on the influence of The Hair-Bear Bunch on post-punk Belgian Electronica is freely available for peer review.

Sunday, 22 November 2009

The Day the Earth Stood Still

What the hell - I might as well colour and upload this old one as well. Context is everything.
You might like to check out this striking video ad from Plane stupid.

Friday, 20 November 2009

Back from the Brink?

What are the reasons behind Frank's prolonged absence? I can almost hear the frenzied speculation. Or maybe it's the wind.
Anyway, here's a new one...

Saturday, 14 November 2009

Easter Bunnies in Colour

While I'm simply colouring stuff in, I thought I might as well roll out this old chestnut again.

A Piece of cake?

Looking forward to a caring, sharing Copenhagen? Here's a little metaphorical background.

Thursday, 12 November 2009


As we count down to copenhagen, I'm pillaging the archives for nuggets of relevance. Thus this, brought back to mind by a letter to the FT, spotted by MCFly

You might like to check out more fine work from Cartoon Kate Evans - this time on carbon trading

Monday, 9 November 2009

Imagine my surprise

In their December issue, the esteemed New Internationalist magazine will be publishing an eight page spread of cartoon frolics produced here at Throbgoblins International. It explores the comic (and tragic) possibilities of the Copenhagen round of climate talks and involves most of the characters that followers of Cantankerous Frank will be familiar with. We will also be publishing it here, when the time comes. Additionally we will be following the progress, or otherwise, of the discussions here and at a new site - - and following that up with additional strips. Most of the actual hard work will be done by Marc Hudson, who understands all this stuff much better than I do, and has more energy for it than is reasonable in one human being. We hope to simultaneously publish to the New Internationalist site, with ground zero commentary from Jess Worth, who was kind enough to commission and edit my comic ramblings. get the ball rolling we're re-publishing some freshly refurbished strips to re-introduce the general calamitousness of the whole predicament. We start with Imagine my surprise. I hope you like it (click on the images for full size version, as usual)

Next time: A Piece of Cake - apportioning blame and resources in the planetary restaurant

Wednesday, 4 November 2009

Copenhagen countdown

We at Throbgoblins International have have been in something of an existential crisis of late and have been extremely remiss in attending to our regular bitching about the lack of action on climate change. We apologise for this omission.
We intend to resume business shortly, after an interim of Copenhagen shenanegens which we choose to call Climate Slamdown (of which more at a later date).

The website is still in the pipeline, awaiting my technophobic attention. It will be good.