Humans are proof that God has
a sense of humour.
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McAuliffe Creative provides professional creative services

in three areas:

 

1. Cartoons 

Laughing at the pompous and self-righteous is one of the great joys of life. Cartoons are a great way to make fun of a world that takes itself far too seriously.

 

2. Graphic humour  

Graphic humour can be anything that's a drawing or graphic design with a degree of wit, but isn't  a cartoon. The Barely Legible T-Shirt below is a good example.

3. Concept Services 

We create concepts and ideas to order for cartoonists, illustrators, graphic designers and humour book publishers. 

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BARELY LEGIBLE T-SHIRTS.

Deliberately hard-to-read scrawled messages on T-Shirts - a fun way to start conversations at parties. The shirt above says: Hello I must be going

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(Live website) 

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RARE PHRASE is a continuous quest to find the least-used statements in English - things you're very unlikely to ever hear. Each Rare Phrase panel is a contender for the title of Rarest Phrase in the World for 2022. 

(Click image for Rare Phrase website)

NAMEPLAYS

Brainteaser cartoons  

NAMEPLAYS are fun wordplays on people's names, presented as a brainteaser puzzle. Using the clues

in the drawing, the task is to figure out the keynote speaker's first name. This one's surname is Pole.

(Click image for more Nameplays)

OCKATOO

Cartoon series featuring a cocky parrot

CATS ON THE COUCH  What your cat is really thinking when it gazes indolently at you from its favourite couch or armchair.

Concept for a humour book about cats and their owners. All a single-panel cartoon series for newspapers and magazines.

OCKATOO is an Australian sulphur-crested cockatoo character.

 

Downunder, an "Ocka" is an uncultivated Aussie who tends to overuse slang (colloquial) expressions, such as, "It's cactus!" meaning something is dead, or broken beyond repair. "Ockas" also have a penchant (not a word they word ever use, or even understand) for rhyming slang, such as "Joe Blake" for "Snake".

 

"Ockas" also love gags involving witty puns, like the cartoon above. Given the opportunity they always will proudly declare: 'I'm an ocka too.'

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