Monday, 1 December 2014

Putting The Fun Into Finance


A cartoon from the December issue of Prospect magazine.
“I’m spending a year dead for tax reasons.” Douglas Adams

Wednesday, 1 October 2014

What Happens In Vegas Stays In Vegas


From October's issue of Prospect magazine.

"In Vegas, I got into a long argument with the man at the roulette wheel over what I considered to be an odd number." ~Steven Wright

Saturday, 20 September 2014

That 'Aha' Moment


This cartoon was published in the Fortean Times earlier this year but last week, after being featured on the Quantum Activist's FaceBook page it seems to have gone viral. If anyone would like to buy a limited edition print please email caz(at)thesurrealmccoy.com

Thursday, 18 September 2014

Friday, 1 August 2014

Cartoonists Beside The Surrealside - Solar Panels


A cartoon for the exhibition at Herne Bay, opening this weekend with a day of live cartooning on Sunday by the sea. The theme is surrealism and the seaside.

Thursday, 31 July 2014

Ringtone Ovation


A cartoon from this week's Spectator.

"I go to the theatre to be entertained. I don't want to see plays about rape, sodomy and drug addiction. I can get all that at home."
Peter Cook

Tuesday, 29 July 2014

Cartoonists Beside The Surrealside - A Holiday Romance


One of the cartoons for the exhibition Cartoonists Beside The Surrealside opening this weekend, running from Wednesday 30 July until Tuesday 12 August at the Beach Creative in Herne Bay, Kent. Opening hours 10am-5pm.

Cartoonists will descend on Herne Bay for a day of live drawing at the Bandstand on the sea front, from midday until 5pm on Sunday 3 August.

Many were involved in the live cartooning event last year, which was part of a larger festival celebrating the centenary of Marcel Duchamp’s visit to Herne Bay. This year’s stand-alone cartooning event retains that art/surrealism link and is supported by Arts Council England.

Friday, 4 July 2014

Thursday, 26 June 2014

The Unknown Howler


Opening in Norfolk this Saturday is the Black Dog art exhibition and this cartoon will be featured there as part of the Outstanding In The Field festival. The exhibition aims to raise awareness of mental illness and will be running until July 19th 2014. More from the Eastern Daily Press.

Wednesday, 18 June 2014

Pastiche, Parody and Piracy- Salvador's Deli



The third and final cartoon of mine on show at the Pastiche, Parody and Piracy exhibition

The title for this exhibition was quoted from the government IPO copyright law forthcoming exception for parody, satire and pastiche. If this law is finally passed by the government, the act of subverting and appropriating elements of popular culture will be protected from large corporate enterprises that often seek to silence it through legal action and claims of ‘copyright infringement.’ We believe this is crucial for the future of appropriative art and satire, and although the law has been delayed, we are putting on this exhibition to celebrate artists, satirists and cartoonists who are paving the way.


Fasten your seltbelts, its going to be a bumpy ride.

Tuesday, 17 June 2014

Pastiche, Parody and Piracy- Chez Duchamp



Another cartoon from the Pastiche, Parody and Piracy exhibition.

Appropriation has long been a tool used in art, and has always been divisive in its understanding and acceptance. The pieces in this exhibition play with other people’s ideas and pre-existing works to showcase a selection of contemporary appropriation in art that is often mischievous, somewhat humorous, and often unsettling. It plays with what the viewer might be comfortable with and questions ideas of authorship and originality.

Monday, 16 June 2014

Pastiche, Parody and Piracy- Morebucks


One of my cartoons at the Pastiche, Parody and Piracy exhibition opening this Thursday at the Cob Gallery, London.

Artist Miriam Elia, Curator Camilla Ellingsen Webster and Cartoonist Jeremy Banx seek to demonstrate the importance of appropriation in art and satire. Appropriation has long been a tool used in art, and has always been divisive in its understanding and acceptance. The pieces in this exhibition play with other people’s ideas and pre-existing works to showcase a selection of contemporary appropriation in art that is often mischievous, somewhat humorous, and often unsettling. It plays with what the viewer might be comfortable with and questions ideas of authorship and originality.

Thursday, 12 June 2014

Covert and Out



From this week's edition of the Spectator.
“It's not me who can't keep a secret. It's the people I tell that can't.”
― Abraham Lincoln

Tuesday, 10 June 2014

The Grapes Of Math


Today The Grapes Of Math by Alex Bellos is published in the USA by Simon & Schuster. Here's one of the illustrations by The Surreal McCoy.
“Bellos’s book is sprinkled with similarly surprising revelations about familiar mathematical objects ... Bellos has a fantastic knack of making you feel as if you’re sharing a room with these mathematical explorers” – New Scientist
"Another sparkling romp through the world of numbers, with the inimitable Alex Bellos as your friendly, informed, and crystal-clear guide. A brilliant successor to Here's Looking at Euclid."
– Ian Stewart, Professor of Mathematics, University of Warwick, and author of Visions of Infinity

Monday, 2 June 2014

Food For Thought


A cartoon from this month's edition of the Fortean Times.

“I went to a restaurant that serves "breakfast at any time" so I ordered French toast during the Renaissance.”
― Steven Wright

Friday, 30 May 2014

High Flyer


This week's Spectator cartoon.

"I don't want to break the glass ceiling because I know it'll be muggins here who'll have to clean up the mess." Holly Walsh, the News Quiz.

Thursday, 22 May 2014

The View From Here


From this week's edition of the Spectator.

"The unexplainable differentiates into unparalleled self-knowledge" From the inestimably fantasmagorical Random Deepak Chopra Quote Generator.


The website explains:
It has been said by some that the thoughts and tweets of Deepak Chopra are indistinguishable from a set of profound sounding words put together in a random order, particularly the tweets tagged with "#cosmisconciousness". Each "quote" is generated from a list of words that can be found in Deepak Chopra's Twitter stream randomly stuck together in a sentence.

Friday, 16 May 2014

Smoke Gets In Your Eyes, Hair, Teeth...


Another cartoon from this month's Readers Digest.


“Giving up smoking is the easiest thing in the world. I know because I've done it thousands of times.”
― Mark Twain

Tuesday, 13 May 2014

Twitter Ye Not


Another cartoon from this month's Readers Digest.

“Time flies like an arrow; fruit flies like a banana.”
― Anthony G. Oettinger

Friday, 2 May 2014

May Bank Helliday


Just in time for the Bank holiday weekend, a cartoon to bring together the great British traditions of traffic jams and seething resentment. From this week's Spectator.

Thursday, 1 May 2014

Tessellation, Tessellation, Tessellation



Inspired by an article from master mathematician and author Alex Bellos'in today's Guardian, here's one from the cartoon vaults of the Fortean Times.

Wednesday, 30 April 2014

Sleep Tight



One from this month's Readers' Digest.

Security is always a good idea, after all you never know who's listening in.



Thursday, 24 April 2014

Thursday, 17 April 2014

Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival - #1 Misery Album



Its that time of year again- the Shrewsbury International Cartoon Festival is about to take place on 26th April. This year's theme is Music and here is one of the cartoons submitted for the festival exhibition 'With A Song In My Heart'. Originally published in the Spectator.

Thursday, 10 April 2014

Alex Through The Looking Glass


One of the illustrations from Alex Through The Looking Glass by Alex Bellos, published today by Bloomsbury and drawn by The Surreal McCoy.

Think of the best storyteller you know and the coolest teacher you ever had, and now you've got some idea of what Alex Bellos is like. The book taught me something new on every page. Better yet, it made me laugh and want to tell someone what I'd just read. Math has never been so much fun.
Steven Strogatz, professor of applied mathematics, Cornell University, and author, The Joy of x

Tuesday, 25 February 2014

In Paltrey News Today.....



A cartoon from this month's Fortean Times.

“Anyone who can only think of one way to spell a word obviously lacks imagination.”
― Mark Twain

Saturday, 1 February 2014

Small Talk


A cartoon from February's issue of Prospect magazine.

Justin is in fact a real person. He does science-y stuff in a remote part of North Eastern Thailand in a place called the Geek Shack. Apparently he also fixes computers.