Sheds & DIY Cartoons
Cartoons on Sheds and DIY culture, by Chris Slane. Most have been published in The Shed Magazine up 2007-2022, or in the book 'Blokes, Jokes & Sheds' - see bibliography.
Builder's Crack T-shirt
Cartoon depicts builder's shorts dropping to reveal bottom cleavage perfectly aligning with t-shirt picture of a woman with breast cleavage.
Cartoon depicts two explorers who discover a boatshed in a hidden valley surrounded by extinct animals "It's the legendary lost shed of Erehwon appearing for only one day every 100 years revealing every tool mould part model rare vehicles aircraft or boat ever mislaid..."
The Bone Carver
Cartoon depicts a ghostly ‘Dragon and Taniwha’ The bone carver inspired by Scandinavian and Maori muses - Owen Mapp.
Cartoon depicts a male driver towing a small home on wheels telling a bystander at a caravan park "I was doing up the caravan and got carried away"
Home Improvement Guru
Cartoon depicts climber and a wise man squatting outside a cave "I'm more a home improvement guru"
Cartoon depicts two men in a workshop watching a bench top machine rotating a barrel "It polishes rock but also stone-washers all my jeans"
Sure To Rise
Cartoon shows a workshop where a father looks at his son and daughter working on a parallel work bench held up by jacks - caption reads 'Sure To Rise'
Cartoon shows a scene in Colditz Castle attic 1945 with a glider built by a geeky-looking soldier who says "Escape? I hadn't thought of that?"
Bonneville Speed Record
Cartoon shows 'Bonneville Speed Record' a race between Team Kiwi and Wile E Coyote.
Safety Tip: Protect Your Hearing
Safety tip - always protect your hearing by wearing apprpriate gear - man bangs away wearing hearing protectors while waking neighbours from their sleep.
Care For Your Tools
Heard one day on the street - old man says to builder washing his tools "Good on ya mate - you'll live forever".
Cartoon shows man juggling with chainsaws while another says "That's not very safe is it? A third man says "No he should be wearing gloves."
Builders Day Out
Cartoon shows men tossing power tools at a builder's day out -"This nail gun throw is good practice for rescuing your tools off a site" says one bloke.
Cartoon shows man leaving a busy family scene saying "send them out when they're old enough help in the workshop."
DIY Guy At The Beach
Cartoon shows DIY Guy with a fishing rod at the beach wearing a builder's tool belt.