cartoons for advertising

Cartoon character of UK cartoonist Chris Altham

UK commercial cartoonist Chris Altham has been drawing cartoons for advertising since 1988, cartooning for companies around the world with award winning illustrations that catch the eye and draw the audience in, to engage with the marketing campaign.

Chris origianally set out as a cartoonist before becoming a graphic designer and an all round creative within the advertising field. Convincing businesses to use cartoons was a challenge back in the 80’s but that work paid off as he became a prominent UK cartoonist and this art form is now a major front to many successful campaigns.

Cartoon projects have included award winning global cancer campaigns, numerous oil and gas educational maps for OPEC conferences for the likes of TOTAL, Qatar Gas, Petro SA, plus long running mental health awareness campaigns, advertising for sport and leisure promotions to name but a few.

Complimenting the cartoons, think blink also generate short animated promotional videos and animated Gif icons for use in presentations, websites and social media marketing.

Domestic Home Energy Cartoon

Domestic energy cartoon illustrating the day to day uses around the home.

Creative workshops for young people to discourage illegal graffiti.

Character development

These are rough sketches leading up to the finished colour character, a friendly Italian Tour Guide for a bike rental company.

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Cycling cartoon characters
Cycling Cartoon Characters
Cycling Cartoon Character

Cycling Cartoons

We have an extensive library of cycling cartoons illustrating bike safety and maintenance plus other areas that can be licensed for use on leaflets, posters and social media awareness promotions. View more cycling cartoons here >

Cartoons for an audio visual supplies company depicting problems that school teachers can relate too and client to connect with.

A big multiscene cartoon depicting the clients journey, activities, achievements and services.  Work was reproduced 10 foot in height for permanent display within a housing association’s HQ entrance.

This cartoon was one in a series of many illustrations to front crime prevention campaigns. Quite a number of police authorities and councils throughout the UK have used these cartoons with great success.

Short video to promote 5 star Google reviews.

This short animated video was used mainly for Facebook promotions, making people aware of the 5 Star Google Reviews for the mental health charity Changes. The video accompanied live text and links within the Facebook posts and received a great deal of organic reach.

This animated cartoon video was created in the very early days of the pandemic 2020. Changes mental health charity had until this point offered face-to-face services and not wanting to lose their vital service during lockdown, they transferred all of their meetings and other services to on-line. The Here4U campaign ran for two years.

The cartoon animated videos above are a great way to grown your organic people reach on social media and to bring life to your websites.  At blink, we can also generate animated gifs which again are a nice addition, bring attention and life to areas of your website and social media messages .

Characters generated for use by an Italian scooter hire company.

Character logo to promote school gardening clubs.

A double messaged slogan and campaign concept for mental health charity Changes Health & Wellbeing.

Short animated promo video to make those who’ve spent time and money on promoting themselves but not gained the desired responce, to try a new tack with think blink.

Can You Spot Lymphoma Football Cartoon Scene

This cartoon was the second of two scenes generated for a global campaign entitled ‘Can You Spot Lymphoma?’ The campaign won the prestigious Healthcare and Pharmaceutical Award for my global agency client at the PRCA 2008 awards. My mum who survived Hodgkins Lymphoma (diagnosed when she was pregnant with me) is illustrated top left, busy knitting 🙂

The illustrations below were generate for a building supplies group of companies and used on their website and within product brochures and presentations.

All work protected under copyright 2022 © Chris Altham. Should you wish to use any of the images or commission work, please email think blink.