Humour & Quirky
A professional cartoonist for 30 years, David Haldine’s work regularly appears in magazines and national newspapers. He started working on cards this year exclusively for Woodmansterne. Extremely versatile, David has been tailoring his wit and invention into wry looks at everyday life with short punchy captions and lively splashes of colour.
We are delighted to launch 'The New Normal?!', a light-hearted take on our strange new world through some of our favourite humour ranges. Featuring designs from Quentin Blake, Hysterical Heritage, Off the Leash, and more, they're bound to raise a smile!
The much-loved characters of Fred and Penelope (and Anthony their cat) are featured in this hilarious series of domestic capers.
Paul Shadbolt is a regular contributor to the UK's leading satirical magazine, Private Eye. He says:
"The ability to laugh at ourselves is essential in an increasingly bewildering and complex world, but not nearly so important as buying this card."
Genius features great examples of exam answers from some clueless, but in many cases, inventive students! These award-winning, witty and ingenious cards are both ridiculous and nostalgic – perfect cards for testing times!
Welcome to the world of cartoonist Tim Cordell, 20 years in the cut and thrust world of advertising have taught Tim to see the funny side of every and any situation.
World of Moose is a creative partnership between Moose Allain, artist, cartoonist and prolific tweeter and Karen who runs the business side of things.
His work is known for his humour and wordplay. In his finely detailed, playful pictures, he creates a charming world from his imagination.
Infographics, pie charts, Venn diagrams are all used to great effect in our new Mindfulmess humour range to illustrate those tricky little quirks and dilemmas of everyday life we are all only too familiar with!
Ever wondered what animals would say if they could talk? US cartoonist Jimmy Craig produces illustrations which reflect what actual conversations he believes animals may have, with brilliant and hilarious results.
Following our passion for adding a twist to historical themes, say hello to the hieroglyphical humour of In De Nile, where modern day themes are given an ancient Egyptian twist.
"Blake is beyond brilliant. He's anarchic, moral, infinitely subversive, sometimes vicious, socially acute, sparse when he has to be, exuberantly lavish in the detail when he feels like it. He can tell wonderful stories without a single word... I've never met a child who didn't love Quentin Blake."
- Melanie McDonagh, Daily Telegraph.
Fresh from the award-winning Woodmansterne studio, Hysterical Heritage juxtaposes imagery inspired by the Bayeaux Tapestry with modern day expressions and dilemmas, resulting in a hilarious and unique, new humour range.
Joe Berger and Pascal Wyse met in a lift after meetings with their respective agents and went onto create the unique partnership of Berger & Wyse. They have produced sophisticated animation and comic strips for various outlets including Channel 4, BBC, Sky, Discovery and The Guardian.
Their title sequence to BBC1's drama series Hustle secured Bafta, Emmy and RTS nominations and their four-panel strip The Pitchers, an irreverent portrait of Hollywood ran in The Guardian for seven years.
Matt Pritchett, Pocket Cartoonist at The Daily Telegraph and The Sunday Telegraph has been producing his daily, topical cartoons since 1988.
"His genius lies in being witty without being nasty." - Charles Moore, quoted in Max Davidson, The Daily Telegraph, 17 October 2008.
"A New Yorker cartoon might tickle you, but a good Punch could draw blood." - The Times
Featuring the pick of Punch magazine's funniest cartoons by some of the world's greatest cartoonists, this range celebrates years of laughs from a very British institution that is known around the world.
‘Irene & Gladys’ - our two jolly and lovable pensioners critiquing the world’s most famous art works! Their unpretentious mutterings result in the sort of spontaneous hilarity only ladies who have ‘seen it all’ can utter! The cards are truly masterful, with tongue in cheek dialogue from renowned comedian Alex Lowe.
Originally launched on Facebook, Rupert Fawcett's brilliantly observed, touchingly truthful 'Off the Leash' cartoons have developed a huge daily following around the world.
Lovers of felines will appreciate the wit behind the behaviour of cats, both in and outside the home.