Monday, 2 December 2013

Putty CAD: HAND DRAWN Christmas Cards

Putty CAD: HAND DRAWN Christmas Cards: Want to own an original piece of art by Ric? - ZOMBIE CHRISTMAS CARDS - LIMITED OFFER! DON'T MISS OUT - ORDER NOW! click for details...

Tuesday, 19 November 2013

Dinki Issue #10 uploaded for kickstarter backers!

Following hot on the tail of Issue #9, Issue #10 is now uploaded and ready to download for backers of the kickstarter from earlier this year. Currently working on Issue 11, the series of comics will be tied up at the end of the year as a total of 12. I hope everybody is enjoying the illustrations and being part of the Dinki project.

Monday, 4 November 2013

Zombie Piranha Kickstarter Preparations

Final preparations are underway to launch the Zombie Piranha kickstarter. The game by Appy Times Software Ltd and Putty CAD is nearly completed but we need to secure funding for the final push so we can spend time updating the graphics, building more levels, getting the game onto as many systems as possible, and marketing. The game will be initially published on Android and then on ios, windows 8 and other systems depending on level of funding reached. We will be starting our goals for android and offering other systems as stretch goals to allow us to test each system thoroughly before release.

Rewards will start at just ONE British Pound which will get your name as a supporter on a digital poster featuring all the game characters which will be free to download. Rewards also include the game itself, beta access, in-game credits and even a chance to have your face on one of the in-game characters!

All will be revealed at launch but please help us to spread the word about our upcoming game and follow us on social media. Remember to tell your chums too!

Please bookmark the sites below to keep up with things!

Facebook updates:

Twitter updates:

Wednesday, 23 October 2013

Zombie Piranha Updates

Working on zombie Piranha updates, the game is playable and the power ups are in, now the hard work begins, level designs and a huge graphics overhaul! Our most ambitious mobile game yet. The characters have three layers of damage and the game has different modes such as "Fin-durance" (endless swimming with amazing powerups and retro arcade style gameplay) or you can "Chews a level" to collect star-fish on various difficult set leveles. Also watch out for the "Bone-us" round! :D Chumming soon to mobiles and other platforms! :D

Monday, 16 September 2013

Jack the Nipper

Over the weekend I revisited Jack The Nipper, a game I was really fond of growing up.

In 2003 I made a demo level of the first screen as a tribute to Gremlin Graphic's original.

10 years later here is a new updated version of the same screen...

2013 version - fan art by Ric

2003 version - fan art by Ric

Gremlin Graphics Original ZX Spectrum version

Thursday, 12 September 2013

Tuesday, 10 September 2013

Putty CAD: Retro Redraw

I've added a new page to my blog in the bar above ^

Putty CAD: Retro Redraw

It's a tribute to old games and other stuff that I love with doodles, fan art and other treats! The first entry is Zub fan-art but I will keep adding new stuff so please keep your eyes out for more and subscribe to my blog to be kept up to date! ;) Ric

Monday, 9 September 2013

Zool fan art and Monty Mole artwork from the Games Britannia Game Jams

Don't think I posted these images before, but I was invited to help out at the Games Britannia 2013 Game Jam. Following the success of the 2012 one where I helped out with some Monty Mole games for the schools taking part in the competition. Being an avid fan and sometimes retro-remaker of the beloved Gremlin Graphics games I grew up playing in the 80s, I jumped at the chance to share my passion for the games with others and lent my skills as a graphic artist to help out the kids with their games.

A vectorised version of the old Gremlin Logo.

Monty Mole returns to help Monty Mole Jr in the apocalypse!

Monty Mole Jr sets off on his adventures.

For 2013 the theme was switched to another of Gremlins heroes... Zool. I worked on box art this time, the kids were even more enthusiastic this time and they had created some amazing artwork, so my part of the jam was mainly doing layout work for them which was great fun and gave them a lot of pride to see their work on the boxes.

Before the Jam I created a quick vector version of the Zool artwork from the original box for fun (like you do!) :D I didn't use this but thought I'd share it on my blog anyway...

The original box artwork.

My vector version Fan Art.

I was a huge fan of Gremlin Games and look forward to seeing what else they resurrect in the future and hopefully we will see new titles appear from their brilliant archive of games with character. I would especially love to see the return of Jack The Nipper! (Maybe next time?..)

Sunday, 1 September 2013


Despite scientific evidence and outcries from the British public and wildlife experts the badger cull has started!

Many people on twitter and other social networks have shown their support by signing the petition to end the cull. The petition is now up to nearly 300,000 signatures.

If you want to add your support sign up now...

You can also show support by buying the brilliant song from iTunes by Dr Brian May and Weebl and featuring Brian Blessed :

If you want a nice cartoon badger avatar for your twitter profile to show your support feel free to download and use this one I made:

If you  use the avatar let me know via twitter and I will give you a shoutout to my 2500 followers!

I hope people will see sense and stop killing our beloved badgers!


Monday, 12 August 2013

Monday - a twoodle by Ric

What's a Twoodle I hear you ask? It's a Twitter doodle! This is the first one, but probably not the last.

I overheard a twitter conversation by top game-devs Simon @Barog Barratt and Byron @Xiotex Atkinson-Jones which made me chuckle so much I decided to turn it into a cartoon strip, thankfully they both enjoyed it and didn't throw me to the twolves! So without further ado, here it is...

See you on twitter!

Thursday, 8 August 2013

FREE Dinki Dinosaur COMIC! Download now!

As many of you will have seen on twitter etc. my Dinki comic has been nominated in the British Comic Awards 2012/13

To celebrate this exciting news I am giving away Dinki comic #1 for FREE for a little while.

To grab our copy please share this post on twitter or facebook (optional but it helps spread the word) then download a DRM FREE PDF of the comic which you can save to your computer and transfer to whatever device you want to read it on!

Click here to download Dinki #1 for FREE!

I'll leave the file up for around a week so please grab it while you can for FREE! And please tell as many people as possible!

Thanks for everybody who has supported Dinki so far! You can follow his daily doodle progress at Pop in and say hi, I follow everybody back on the Dinki account! 8(:)p #Dinki

Cheers! ;) Ric

Sunday, 21 July 2013

Dinki's comic shop is NOW OPEN!

Please click the link below or enter the DINKI SHOP using the button on the menu bar above!

You can buy the first two printed comics, a poster or all 6 digital versions of the comics released so far.

Please support the Dinki daily dino doodle project and if you enjoy the comics and art please tell your friends and family.

Many thanks!

;) Ric

Friday, 21 June 2013

Dinki cover art for Issue #6

This is the cover art for the current Dinki Issue I am working on. Issue #6 - June.
Each comic is a collection of individually drawn panels I create each day (Dinki's daily doodles)

For the latest panels please check outDinki's very own twitter account!

Tuesday, 18 June 2013

Dinki comic covers 4 & 5

Here are the latest cover designs for Dinki comics issues #4 and #5. I'll be updating this blog/site shortly with a shop where you can buy the first two issues of Dinki comic and other goodies!

Keep up with Dinki's adventures on his twitter page: and tweet him using the #Dinki hashtag!

;) Ric

Sunday, 16 June 2013

Twitter suspended! DON'T PANIC!

It appears I may have accidentally followed/unfollowed too many users at once on twitter.

I'm not currently sure exactly why the account was suspended. but having read the rules, I realise that I recently tried to unfollow old inactive accounts on my @cartoonsbyRic twitter account. Unfortunately this type of activity can sometimes be flagged as spambot activity.

I have politely asked for the account to be reinstated via the support channels and I guess all I can do now is await a reply.

My @PuttyCAD and @DinkiDinosaur accounts don't seem to have been affected and hopefully things will be back up and running on @cartoonsbyRic A.S.A.P.


Tuesday, 21 May 2013

Dinki comic 3 cover.

This is the cover for Dinki comic 3, this and all the other issues up to issue 12 will be released throughout the year and available as a download to all backers of the kickstarter. Eventually I am hoping to take all these other issues to print too. Printed copies of Issue 1 & 2 will be made available to buy on this site, once the kickstarter backers have received their copies.

To keep up to date with the newest news and the daily Dinki doodles please follow @DinkiDinosaur on twitter.

Thursday, 9 May 2013

Dinki cover art - Issue #2

This is the other comic cover from issue #2 which will be printed shortly with issue #1 as part of the kickstarter which ended successfully.

Although the kickstarter has ended I will still be posting updates to let people know when items will be printed and dispatched.

To keep up to date with the newest news and Dinki comics please follow @DinkiDinosaur on twitter.

Tuesday, 7 May 2013

Dinki comic Issue #1 cover art!

Backers of my successful kickstarter for Dinki comics will soon be getting their hands on the first two issues. While waiting for the fundraiser to wind up I'm preparing the artwork for the comics to send to the printer.
Here's the updated cover for Issue #1...

Following the kickstarter success there will be more comics, Dinki toys, video games, apps and possibly an animated cartoon!

Friday, 3 May 2013

No time to lose!

Time is running out to pledge for the Dinki comic and get your name in Issue #1

All backers at all levels will receive digital copies of all comics released in 2013 and get their name or their company name inside issue #1.

Tuesday, 30 April 2013

Kickstarter 100% funded! 4 days left

On the 1st January I decided to start doodling a picture story by adding a single panel every day on twitter. It's now almost May and I've got around 120 panels drawn and am putting them together in little comics. I took the idea to kickstarter and have raised money to get the first couple of comics printed (4 days left if anybody wants to check it out before it ends).

I was considering getting the comics printed anyway to take to comic fairs etc. but using crowd funding takes out some of the financial risk involved.

The fact that I'm only adding one panel a day means I never get bored with the project and don't give myself any excuses not to do it. I have no idea what each day will bring and there are no rules so I can introduce new characters and other elements whenever I feel like it, I didn't want the cartoons to have too much filler panels and concentrate on the action. It's a bit like Tom and Jerry but with dinosaurs and scary beasties (and monkeys, don't forget the monkeys!).

When the 12 planned comics are finished (1 per month of 2013) I'll probably concentrate on individual Dinki story books and other spin off projects, animation, games, toys.

I don't know if this will inspire anyone to try their own comic kickstarters or daily doodle stories, but it's a lot of fun if you do!

;) Ric

(@cartoonsbyRic and @DinkiDinosaur on twitter)

Friday, 19 April 2013

App Icons for your mobile games and apps.

I'm currently working on some App icons and have decided to run a special promotion to other game devs big or small.

For just £40 GBP I will do a cartoon app icon based on your game or app. If you would like to take me up on the offer please email information about the app including images if possible to

To keep costs down and make the process as simple and quick as possible please pay using this site via paypal. Priority will be given on a first ordered first served basis.

Step 1 - I will take the information you provide and sketch up a few ideas for you to look at. You can then choose the one you like best and/or request any changes.

Step 2 - The chosen sketch will be worked up based on your requests to give a clearer idea of the final image and sent to you for approval.

Step 3 - A full colour image will be created at 512x512 pixels, this will then be output as icons at all the required sizes for Android and iOS applications. This will be zipped up and emailed to you.

If you have any queries please contact me on the email address above.

Many thanks


Friday, 12 April 2013

Dinki comics kickstarter 50% Funded!

Whoohoo we've made it to the 50% funded mark!
A Massive thanks to all the backers so far! If we carry on like this we will smash the target!

Please keep sharing the links and following Dinki on twitter and facebook!
;) Ric (& Dinki) 8(:)p

Friday, 5 April 2013

Kickstarter Launched for my Dinki Comics!

 Please visit my kickstarter, I'm trying to raise funds to get my daily Dinki picture story printed as a comic book! Great rewards for backers including original art, paintings and the first two comics! Also all backers will recieve a subscription to digital copies of all 12 comics as they are released through 2013.

Thursday, 14 March 2013

A Quest of Undoing: A Tale From the Land of Ononokin - cover art

A Quest of Undoing: A Tale From the Land of Ononokin by John P Logsdon & Christopher P Young

A Quest of Undoing - A Tale from the land of Ononokin

Very proud to have worked on the artwork for this book cover. You can look inside the book via the link above!

Thursday, 28 February 2013


I’m Doo Doo Doodling something funny for money for Red Nose Day 2013  to raise cash and change lives both here in the UK and in Africa.

To make it more fun I joined the celebrity Sarah Millican's team via Twitter, in an attempt, along with others, to raise a million pounds towards the total!

Every time my total reaches a multiple of £10 I am drawing a "doo doo" doodle cartoon and posting it to my page!   Lets DOO DOO this! #twittermillion #twittermillican

I've already raised £100 and here are a few of the Doo Doo Doodles:

Sunday, 17 February 2013

Taking Back B.O.B. - game available on iTunes

This is an older game I provided graphics for. It's a simple retro game crossed between Frogger and Lunar Lander with high-res graphics. As you play the game the story unfolds. Please check it out on the iTunes App store. Taking Back B.O.B.

A number of B.O.B.'s (Bioluminescent Organic Buddies) were kidnapped by the evil Dr. Snerv. His plan is to mash them into an energy pool so that he can build his Super-Duper-Planet-Blaster. Fortunately, you found a way into the lab and got the B.O.B.s out. Now you just have to get them back home! 

Tuesday, 5 February 2013

Dinki - Needs your support!

On the 1st January I decided to make a comic book, but not an ordinary comic book. In the past I've started comic books and got distracted with work and projects for other people, which makes it hard to dedicate time to sit down and draw my own comics. So what I'm doing is adding a single panel to the story every single day of 2013 around midnight. To make it more fun I only draw what pops in my head each night based on what happened in the previous panel. When each month is complete I plan on releasing them as physical comics that people can buy.
You can follow the story as it evolves on twitter:
Also the panels are posted at Facebook:
Please help to spread the word about this project if you enjoy the cartoons!
The first comic should be going to print in about a months time.

Sunday, 27 January 2013

Special Offer for February 2013

Get your orders in now for my best offer yet on social media avatars, banners and image pack! Order your bespoke customised cartoon character for your social media sites and blog for just £30, that's 25% OFF my usual price! I will honour this price from now till the end of February, so get your order in quick if you're thinking of getting this done. Turnaround is usually with 48 hours (sometimes quicker) and designs are supplied as high quality .PNG files via email.

Get your own bespoke cartoon character or caricature for just £30


I have many happy customers who have been really pleased with the service and use the characters I created them for all kinds of advertising and social media.

The price includes a single character to your specifications in a single pose, if you want a caricature, please email photos to

Cartoon Indie Game Box Art Posters!

Fellow game devs, here are some of the posters I've made for our own and our friends games. Got a game of your own you'd like me to...