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I find your illustrations full of energy, perfect for narrative

Sir Michael Morpurgo. Honoured for services to literature and charity.

HERITAGE
HFL Panorama
HFL Panorama

The Council for British Archaeology’s Home Front Legacy project, funded by Historic England, is helping the nation record surviving WW1 Home Front sites.

Whitstable Tapestry
Whitstable Tapestry

‘The Whitstable Tapestry’ is 3.5 meters long and depicts the incredible range of defence works constructed between Seasalter and Whitstable Harbour to repel enemy invasion during WW2.

Hengist The Horse
Hengist the Horse

The white horse has been Kent’s symbol for hundreds of years. Historians believe it was the personal symbol of an ancient King of Kent called Hengist, which means ‘stallion’ or ‘horse’.

Osbert the Observer
Osbert the Observer

‘Osbert The Observer’, of The Royal Observer Corps, is guide character for ‘The Forgotten Frontline’ projects, directed by Mark Harrison FSA.

KWW1
KWW1

‘Rose and Joe’ are guide characters for the Heritage Lottery Funded Kent in WW1 project, part of the Imperial War Museum’s First World War Centenary Partnership. Their story is brilliantly told by by Darrienne Price in diary form on the website www.kentww1.com

Whistable’s Changing Coast
Whistable’s Changing Coast

50 million years of history on one sheet! The result of a collaboration with Timescapes’ Mark Harrison, designed by Bill Bond. Well done lads!

Cold War Bunker
Cold War Bunker

During The Cold War a network of 1,563 underground posts were built In the UK. They were manned to monitor the effects of anticipated nuclear attack. This information panel was commissioned by The Woodland Trust from The Forgotten Frontline.

One Pound Lane Canterbury
One Pound Lane Canterbury

Need a break? Get a drink and a bite at www.onepoundlane.co.uk and do some colouring in!

WTM Hoarding
WTM Hoarding

This giant sized pageant of history was reproduced on hoardings during the refurbishment of The City Gaol Cafe and The Westgate Towers, Canterbury.

Dunstan the Rat
Dunstan the Rat

‘Dunstan The Rat’, guide character for Canterbury’s City Gaol Cafe and Westgate Towers Museum, collects the Kent Messenger Canterbury Culture Award 2011!

The Tankerton Tapestry
The Tankerton Tapestry

‘The Tankerton Tapestry’ was the first of many collaborations with Mark Harrison FSA, it’s an archaeologically and historically accurate representation of the WW2 defences constructed at Whitstable and Tankerton.

PRESS
Question of Money
Question of Money

The Sunday Times published more than 3,500 of my cartoons over a 25 years period.

Irish Money (Sunday Times)
Irish Money (Sunday Times)

Dave Chisholm cartoons appeared in most section of The Sunday Times, mainly in the Money section.

The Middletons (Mail on Sunday)
The Middletons (Mail on Sunday)

‘The Middletons’ strip is about the hilarious oddities of middle class life in Britain and ran for more than six years in The Mail on Sunday.

What Year Cartoons
What Year Cartoons

Historical quiz cartoons for The Mail on Sunday. Test your knowledge!

Countdown to the Millenium (The Telegraph)
Countdown to the Millenium (The Telegraph)

‘Countdown to the Millennium’, for The Daily Telegraph, and was the first of many collaborations with the brilliant prize-winning writer and speaker Stewart Ross (www.stewartross.com)

Times Educational Suppliment
Times Educational Suppliment

‘Back to school’ with The Times Educational Supplement contributions.

BRAND
Mastek
Mastek

Outsourcing postcard for a Mastek promotion.

International Air Charter logo
International Air Charter logo

Logo commissioned by International Air Charter.

SANDWICH FOLK AND ALE FESTIVAL
SANDWICH FOLK AND ALE FESTIVAL

Come and visit the wonderful pubs of Sandwich during ‘The Sandwich Folk and Ale Festival’. 6-8th July 2018!

Share Gift
Share Gift

Looks like another Happy Christmas for Sharegift, the share donation charity!

BOOKS
Meet BILLY BEAR on Amazon and Apple!
Meet BILLY BEAR on Amazon and Apple!

Meet Billy Bear on Amazon and Apple! ‘The Eco-Adventures of Billy Bear’, written by Albert Bullock, was published by Moat Sole Publishing for Feldhues. I set up MSP in 2014 to publish print and eBooks in the Amazon Kindle Book Store and Apple Bookstore.

Meet Euro boy SKOLDO!
Meet Euro boy SKOLDO!

Lucy Montgomery, of Ecole Alouette, asked me to create ‘Euro-boy’ Skoldo to feature in her books, which help make language learning easy and fun. Where’s Skoldo?

Why Can’t Elephants Jump?
Why Can’t Elephants Jump?

Delighted to have contributed to dear mate Steve Hampshire’s ‘Why Can’t Elephants Jump?’, a bumper book of excellent classroom activities. Perceptia Press are dedicated to providing the best learning materials for teachers and students.

Skoldo French Rabbit
Skoldo French Rabbit

This was the first of Lucy Montgomery’s books to feature Skoldo, and was published by her wonderful Ecole Alouette.

Both Brittle and Beautiful
Both Brittle and Beautiful

In carefully poised language, these poems explore three interwoven themes: the passage of time, travel and the world that surrounds us. John Trotman’s work was published in print and as an eBook by Moat Sole Publishing.

Changing Stations
Changing Stations

My father’s novel ‘Changing Stations’ (2014), was beautifully designed by Henry Nolan and published in print and as a eBook by Moat Sole Publishing, which I set up for the purpose.

WORKSHOPS
Workshop Cartoon Characters
Workshop Cartoon Characters

A selection of ‘Dave Chisholm Cartoon Workshops’ characters.

KENT IN WW 1 workshop
KENT IN WW 1 workshop

‘Kent in WW1’ workshop in action at The Discovery Centre, Dover.

Kent in WW1 ROADSHOW
Kent in WW1 ROADSHOW

The ‘Kent in WW1 Roadshow’ visited over 25 venues and primary schools in Kent.

100 METER LONG CARTOON
100 METER LONG CARTOON

A 100 meter long circus themed cartoon was drawn in 6 hours by the public, guided by wonder artist Roger Nobs and Dave at Saga HQ. Part of The Big Draw and The Canterbury Festival.

Stone Age Cave Art
Stone Age Cave Art

This ‘Stone Age Cave Art’ wall hanging was produced by primary school history teachers at a South East Conferences training day.

Panorama of Kent
Panorama of Kent

This 13 meter panorama of ‘Kent, The Channel and The Western Front’ was created by students from Kent and Flanders to commemorate the 100th anniversary of The First World War. It was unveiled in Bruges Town Hall, Belgium, during the EASIER Conference

CONTACT
Dave Chisholm Contact Details

You can contact me by telephone, email, through social media or you can complete the contact form below:

Telephone: 07980 842081

Email: info@davechisholmcartoons.com

I look forward to hearing from you.

ABOUT
Chisholm Family

So, what’s it all about? Friends and family, getting together with our three globetrotting daughters who left home recently, and enjoying working from home with wonder mum and business woman Josie.

Kent village life means making our own fun, organising The Kingsdown Crawlers, an all year round sea swimming group, and crewing on the pilot boats that escort Channel swimmers to France.

We adventure outside Kent too. Laughter and sweat on kayaking expeditions with the fabulous River Rats!

Solo Swimming

My solo English Channel swim took 15 hours and 41 minutes in 2008, in 15.5 degree water, no wetsuit.

Bobsleigh

Going downhill fast! Adrenaline fuelled years as a 2 and 4-man bobsleigh driver, Captain of the British Junior (under 26) Team. This photo is of GB1 during training runs for the European Junior Championships, Innsbruck.

Not a holiday! An excellent team of seven experienced the rarified adventure of the ‘Haute Route’ over the Alps from Chamonix to Zermatt in winter.

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Best job in the World? A staff post as Expedition Artist on Operation Raleigh’s (now Raleigh International) Panama expedition led to roles as Project Leader and then Deputy Leader of the Bahamas Expedition 1988-89.

We were brought up  on travel and adventure. Dad Roy was an eminent roving mathematician who, after meeting teacher Mum, Monty, at Cambridge, worked in Glasgow before becoming a Professor in Cardiff aged 32, where I was born. With sister Carol we moved onto CERN in Switzerland and then Dublin, where sister Alison was born. After time in California and Texas we moved to Canterbury in 1967 to the brand new University of Kent, and I thankfully became an East Kent boy.

School years from eight to eighteen were at The King’s School Canterbury. Here’s the senior swimming team.

Sport won over art! Further education: B.Sc. (Hons) in Sports Science from Loughborough University and Leeds Carnegie (1979-83).

Halcyon days! Nineteen summers spent running residential courses for Kent Language and Activity Courses (1981- 98). This one as Course Director at St. Edward’s School, Oxford. KLAC was owned and run by Josie’s parents Martin and Sikan.

Deeply shocking experiences as Aid Convoy Leader for Romania Project UK, just after the fall of the Iron Curtain.

Working a season as ski instructor in an multi-national team in Crans Montana in Switzerland.

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Feeling lucky and privileged to have worked, competed or backpacked in most European countries and about 20 outside Europe.

In between marriage and babies, Josie and I founded and ran Offa’s Dyke Walking Holidays.

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More sport and outdoor adventure! English Channel Relay Swims in 2007, 2009 & 2012.

The River Rats (Mark, Nick n Dave!) have kayaked the length of the non tidal river Thames, the river Wye, “Coast to Coast” across Scotland, and the Vjosa river in Albania.

A change of scene! We wintered well in 2002/03: The children went to school in Trinidad and Tobago.

More training and teamwork! Olympic distance Triathlete, Kent League squash player for 10 seasons, half marathon runner, Loughborough University ski, gymnastics and water polo teams and school swimming, gymnastics and cross country teams.

Josie Chisholm - Utility Warehouse

Helping Josie with her great Utility Warehouse business, if you want to simplify and save money on your bills, get in touch!

Nearly finished! Other CV bits and bobs: I speak French….adequately, Elected Fellow of the Royal Geographical Society (FRGS) in 1991 and member of the Professional Cartoonists Organisation in 2012, and the Cartoonists Club of Great Britain in 1992. Member of The Cartoon Museum and The Society of Authors. MLTB mountain leadership course 1991. Member of Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation and Deal Tri Club.

That’s it Folks, thanks for reading and looking! We look forward to many more projects and adventures so do be in touch if you have one. Cheers!