The front page cartoon from The Westmorland Gazette has been running for 30 years. Each week I post the cartoon on this page, together with a link to my cartoon blog. The blog contains the background to the story plus the alternative sketches submitted to the editor that week.
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There are also archives available for the cartoons. Click on the date to go straight to them.



9 October 2014

Local man is Mr March in Dull Men's Calendar

dull men calendar cartoon


2 October 2014

Drought causes drowned village to re-appear

Mardale cartoon


25 September 2014

More cycling needed to prevent Kendal traffic problems

cycle way cartoon


18 September 2014

Council belatedly launches consultation about on-street parking

on street parking cartoon


11 September 2014

More homes needed for locals

homes for locals cartoon


4 September 2014

Massive increase in CCTV cameras for Kendal

CCTV cartoon


28 August 2014

Iconic sheep photo recreated

sheep cartoon


14 August 2014

Rural crime on the increase

rural crime cartoon


5 June 2014

Cumbria County Council to spend £10.5m on new HQ

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


29 May 2014

Local MP Tim Farron in the frame to replace Nick Clegg

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


22 May 2014

Local and EU elections held

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


15 May 2014

Fears that Blencathra may be sold to a Russian oligarch

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


8 May 2014

Sale of Blencathra being fought by public subscription

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


1 May 2014

ATM scamming is rife again

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


24 April 2014

BBC1's Jamiaca Inn (filmed in Kirkby Lonsdale) attracts complaints for mumbled dialogue

westmorland gazette cartoon


17 April 2014

Postman Pat gets the Hollywood treatment

westmorland gazette cartoon


10 April 2014

Future of Westmorland General Hospital is under review. Again.

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


3 April 2014

Model aeroplane enthusiast fined £4000 for flying over BAE

westmorland gazette cartoon


27 March 2014

Sedbergh School remembers pupils from WW2's Great Escape

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


20 March 2014

Celebrate Westmorland Day is launched

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


13 March 2014

Cumbria Highways cocks up the Grizedale Forest sign post

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


6 March 2014

W.I hold a relay

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


27 February 2014

Shop local

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


20 February 2014

On-street parking charges and local team launches a Search & Rescue drone

Westmorland Gazette cartoon


13 February 2014

Two lost pups found after weeks in foul weather

lost pups cartoon


6 February 2014

Wind farm gets go-ahead

controversial wind farm cartoon


30 January 2014

Local college accepts Bitcoins for course payment

bitcoins to pay for college course


23 January 2014

Neck and nominate craze hits Lakeland

Neck and nominate craze cartoon


16 January 2014

Another year, another World Heritage bid

Lake District World Heritage bid cartoon


9 January 2014

More floods sweep Lakeland

UK floods cartoon


2 January 2014

New Year's Honours announced

2014 new year's honours cartoon



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