My name is Malc McGookin, cartoonist, illustrator, animator.
Look around, click away to your heart’s content, look at the cartoons, enjoy. If you want to enquire about commissioning some caricature or cartoon work , leave a “hello”, or complain that my dog* is crapping on your lawn, you can leave a message for me on the Contact page. I respond very quickly.
HOWEVER. Please DON’T tell me about your limited budget, nor try to persuade me that working on your project is light on pay, but big on exposure. All that means to me is you’re a time-wasting asshat. I mean that in a caring way.
*I don’t have a dog
Ronald Searle was a Japanese prisoner of war. THAT’s worth telling people. Otherwise a cartoonist’s bio isn’t likely to offer up scintillating insights to the lives of the well-heeled or well-known.
Born in Kilwinning, Scotland, Cartoon Cradle of the North. Oh, and I attended the same school as Robert Carlyle (Hamish McBeth) and director Ridley Scott (Bladerunner, Gladiator). No I never met them. Robert was behind me, Ridley ahead of me.
AC-DC have my cartoon portraits of them hanging in their homes. At least they said they would hang them. I can't attest to it personally, they've never invited me round.
Former Danger Mouse animator, I cut my teeth on gag cartooning in the heady, glory days of UK mags like Weekend Magazine, Titbits and Reveille.
Clients, past and present include Punch, Private Eye, Prospect, News Of The World, People Magazine, Picture Magazine, Guardian Newspapers, Morning Star, The Sun, The Mirror, The Star, National Museum of Australia as well as freelance editorials for the Murdoch press and a long-running daily strip for the Manchester Evening News.
As an animator I worked on Danger Mouse, Count Duckula and other Cosgrove Hall series, graduated to scriptwriting, then to directing animated TV series in Sydney, Australia, working with ZDF in Germany and Childrens Television Workshop (the Sesame Street people) in the USA.
Presently working as an editorial cartoonist as well as an animation director/producer for the corporate sector.