Colin Shelbourn

This is the online portfolio of cartoonist, author and illustrator Colin Shelbourn.

Here you'll find examples of my books, maps, greetings cards and editorial cartoons for the award-winning Westmorland Gazette newspaper.

I run regular cartoon workshops for schools, museums, businesses and adults - see the workshops page for details.

To find out more, browse the site, visit my blog, send me an email or or say hello on one of my social media pages.

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Business, education & childrens' illustrations

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Westmorland Gazette editorial cartoons, current projects and sketchbook

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Maps, postcards, books
and cartoon workshops

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Call or email me



A selection of my cartoon Christmas cards and TAKE A HIKE cartoon book are available on my eBay shop. Click here for the range.

Visit my Radiocartoonist store on Amazon.

The front page cartoon in Westmorland Gazette is 30 years old. The Gazette has an article online here and ITV Border interviewed me for the Lookaround programme, broadcast on 8 May. You can see video extracts from the interview on their website here.

Latest cartoon workshops

I will be running workshops at Higham Hall in January 2015
Details on the Cartoon Workshop page


A set of recent cartoon videos for The Dove Nest Group can be seen on their YouTube channel

Video animation and cartoons for Socialworx are on their website


Free Your Back is the latest edition of the Alexander Technique book co-authored with Penny Ingham. Available now on Amazon and in all good, independent bookshops

Drawing Cartoons (Crowood Press) is the ideal guide to cartoon illustration

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All images are copyright Colin Shelbourn.
All rights reserved, unauthorised reproduction of images is forbidden. Email me for permission.

(Apologies to professional typographers but ComicSans looks exactly like my hand lettering.)