You may or may not notice that parts of the CartoonChurch website have changed a bit. Unfortunately part of the site design needed to be upgraded for fairly dull technological reasons, which left me with no choice but to change the theme and various bits and pieces (computing terms). But actually this turned out to be good news: I’ve now had the opportunity to (hopefully) improve the site, make it easier to use, and add lots of new cartoons and artwork.
A summary of the changes:
Larger cartoons: The cartoons section of the site is essentially the same as it was, (for ease of use), but I have made the cartoons a bit larger and therefore easier to read. I’ve just edited the latest 60 or so images for now, but all new cartoons will be in this larger format, and I’ll go back and do more of the older ones when I can.
Click to view a larger version: The cartoons on the main cartoon pages and single cartoon pages can now also be seen at a larger size by clicking on them. And a tip for advanced users: if you’re on a page containing more than one cartoon you can then swipe or click left / right to the other cartoons on that page, although once again this doesn’t yet work with the older cartoons on the site. See the cartoon page, click on a cartoon and do some swiping for an example.
Thumbnail view: This, I hope, should make it more straightforward to find the perfect cartoon for this month’s church magazine, or at least make it easier to browse worksheets and colouring pages. Select ‘thumbnail view‘ from the menu below ‘CartoonChurch.com’ at the top left of the site. A note – the thumbnail pages may take a few seconds to come up as the page is having to load a lot of images. I’ll be honest – this function will probably be more useful on a computer or tablet than a mobile, where everything is small anyway…
CartoonChurch illustrations: Like clipart, but better. The Illustrations section is is a new addition to the site, with smaller and simpler images that are ideal for, say, illustrating an article, filling up a gap in the notice sheet, or to make a point in a talk. Go and have a look! (There are some examples on this page.)
New cartoons: Some good news – there are lots of new cartoons on the site, and more coming soon. The latest cartoons include a number from the newest book, ‘Revenge of the Flower Arrangers’. So there should now be lots of new content for you to use if you’re a church magazine editor (or indeed just like cartoons). And of course the book itself is available too, with lots and lots of extra cartoons that won’t be online.
New colouring pages: I’ve uploaded some new ones during February, and again, there are more to come. See the colouring pages for the full selection. Ideal to get people talking, for mindfulness, or for those few minutes when you just haven’t got anything else planned.
Cartoons in portrait format: A number of landscape cartoons are now also available in portrait format, so they could be used to (for instance) fill an entire A5 page in a church magazine. If you find these helpful it would be useful to know, and I will create more!
I hope you enjoy all of the new content. If you’d like to support my work, and at the same time have all kinds of cartoons, illustrations, colouring pages and worksheets at your disposal, then I’d love it if you were to consider buying a licence. I’m hoping that, with everything new on the site it is good value and will provide a lot that will enhance your church publications, or whatever you do. And if you know a church magazine editor – please pass this on. Thank you!
If you find any part of the site that doesn’t work, or isn’t as useful as it could be, or there’s anything that you’d like to see more of then I’d love your feedback.
Anyway, you’re probably here for the cartoons, so don’t let me keep you. Show me the cartoons.