About

This blog is about my Cartoons and cartooning.
I am a cartoonist and retired carpenter

I have been drawing for as long as I can remember, starting at home on the walls as a kid and graduating from there.

Several of my cartoons have been published over the years, In 2007 I was fortunate enough to win the open section of the Rotary International Cartooning Competition and again the Sports section in 2011 ,competing among some of the best cartoonist in Australia and overseas.

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45 Responses to About

  1. Tony Powell says:

    Hi Ron. I don’t know if this funny comment is any good to you; perhaps a bit too drawn out? The other evening whilst playing a game one of our opponents asked our skip where the second bowl was in retation to the shot bowl. It was duly pointed out with the comment “It’s a measure between them. Bad news is they’re both ours” The action and timing had everyone in hysterics at the time.
    Regards
    Tony

  2. Michael says:

    Hi Ron,

    Just was browsing through your cartoons and have to say love your work.

    I was wondering about getting in contact with you about using some of your works in some various sports clubs newsletters that I donate my time to setting.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

    Michael

    • John O'Hara says:

      Hi Ron
      Ditto for me, as above. We are a small club of less than 40 members but I do a brief monthly newsletter and would love to use some of your cartoons, fully acknowledged of course.
      John

  3. Anne-Marie says:

    Hi Ron
    My son is a very keen lawn bowler and has collected a number of club cloths with the thought I would make him a quilt! With your permission I would like to include your very witty and clever cartoons. Four of them I can see would have him laugh at his own personal bowling experiences. The quilt is solely for his pleasure, it’s not to be exhibited or sold .
    I look forward to hearing from you
    Kind Regards
    Anne-Marie Berry

  4. Jessica says:

    Hi Ron,
    I am the Marketing Manager at Bowls SA and would be interested in sharing your cartoons on our Facebook page, I think our members and participants would enjoy them very much. If you could let me know if this is possible that would be great

    Kind Regards
    Jessica

  5. Hi Ron…Love your bowls cartoons. I was seeking your permission to reproduce some of your bowls cartoons in our Bowls Club Syllabus and perhaps our new web page. They are hilarious and am sure many members of our small non profit club would get a kick out of them. If you could let me know via the attached email, it would be greatly appreciated.
    Regards
    Tony Stockdale
    for Beechworth Bowls Club
    Beechworth Victoria 3747

  6. Vonna says:

    Hi I would like to use one of your Bowls Cartoon’s to put on a T-Shirt for my Dad. Is this possible & if so how do I go about gaining permission?

  7. Ian Garling says:

    Ron, love your cartoons and the humour, Parramatta Leagues Club Travelling Bowlers (non profit organisation) would like to incorporate a few of them in their website, which is currently being revamped. Would appreciate your permission to use them.

    Regrads…
    Ian Garling

  8. Hela says:

    Hi Ron, love your cartoons. Is there a chance to ge ta permission to use one of them on our website? This one in mind… https://ronatkinson.wordpress.com/2011/01/06/christmas-camping/
    Happy to talk more via email. Cheers

  9. John Sanders says:

    Hi Ron
    Can we “talk” about a commissioned bowls cartoon for the Oldest Bowling Green in the World ?
    Thanks
    John

  10. Hi Ron,
    I’m yet another person keen to obtain permission to use your cartoons to help promote the sport of Lawn Bowls. I love your work. Can you please advise me of what I have to do to obtain permission?
    With thanks,
    Benita

  11. kiwialan says:

    Hi Ron,
    Wonderful cartoons! I’m a member of a small Bowling club at Taupiri, New Zealand. I was wondering if I could have permission to make some small notebooks with one or more of your cartoons on the front cover? These would be used as small raffles that we run when ever we have a Championship day. I would also be prepared to send you a copy of the finished product. Apart for contacting you here I have no other way of getting in touch. I can be contacted by my website http://www.kiwialan.co.nz

    Thanks

    Alan

  12. Hi Mr. Atkinson
    We, at Pottsville Women’s Bowling Club (Lawn Bowls) are a small Club. Have just started a web page and would really love to feature some of your fantastic cartoons therein. We feel they would certainly give our web page a big lift and assist in creating interest in our Club. So, would you be able to assist in this instance. It would be greatly appreciated. Thanking you. In anticipation, respectfully,
    Judith Tuckey, Publicity Officer, (& Web page administrator),
    Pottsville Women’s Bowling Club.

  13. Hi Ron,
    I would love to use some of your cartoons for a community website we are doing for ‘older men’s health’. Could you please let me know if that would be acceptable

  14. helen says:

    Hi Ron
    You must have the best collection of Bowling Cartoons on the web which dont fail to bring a huge smile to my face. Im also putting together a web page for our club, who like all others are desperate for new members. Could we incorporate some of your images on these page. They would play an important part in portraying a fun image. I would of course comply with any stipulations you make
    Please mail me if you have any further questions
    Many thanks
    helen

  15. Brian Barrett says:

    What is the procedure to obtain permission to use one of these cartoons on a stubby holder.

  16. Adam Durnin says:

    Hi Ron,

    My name is Adam and I am an administrator for Bowls England, I came across your Lawn Bowls cartoons, which I think are fantastic and I would like to be able to use them if possible to make up some fridge magnets to go to our bowls clubs here in the UK.

    If you could email me at your soonest convinience I would very much appreciate to hear back from you.

    Kind regards,

    Adam Durnin

  17. Ken Reid says:

    Great cartoons Like many others I am also the editor of our bowling programme I seek permission to use one or two of your cartoons in our 50th anniversary programme.
    Kind regards
    Ken Reid

  18. Cynthia Evans says:

    As above, I am the newsletter person for our club, can you give permission to use the odd cartoon in our bowling club newsletter, it is monthly and goes out to all of our members just under 120 age range 19-99!

  19. Berie Grobe says:

    Hi Ron,
    I am the Public Relations & Communications team Leader for the Coronado Lawn Bowling Club in Coronado, CA. Like everyone else, I am seeking permission to use a few of your Bowls Cartoons. We will be building a brand new Club House in 2014, and I am interested in having some of your cartoons blown up to create wall art in the new Club House. SO, I am in line with everyone else who has contacted you to ask.
    Berie Grobe

  20. Roger Spyer says:

    The Chairman of our club is leaving after 10 years service and we would like to present him with a gift. Your cartoon of Roll Up Measuring would be ideal. Is it possible to purchase an enlarged picture for us to frame . Look forwrd to your reply

    Roger

  21. Alan Dean says:

    Hi Ron,
    As with many above, I am asking your permission to use your cartoons in our bi-monthly Goolwa Bowls Club Newsletter. We are a lawn bowls club located in country South Australia with a membership of about 200.
    Thanks,
    Alan

  22. Rachael says:

    Hello,

    I was hoping to perhaps use one of your cartoons on a family invitation to my Grandpa’s 90th birthday. He is a keen bowler and I thought one of them might be perfect for the invitation. Your permission would be appreciated.

    Thanks 🙂

    Rachael

  23. Barbara Butterworth says:

    Good morning Ron

    I edit our local community newsletter and just love your bowls cartoons (and the others). Wonder if I could have permission to feature one of your cartoons each month?

    Barbara Butterworth
    Thorpdale (Gippsland)

  24. Cheri says:

    HI Ron,
    I am the editor of a new monthly newsletter for a national organization for lawn bowlers. I would love to use your cartoons as a regular feature. In addition to your permission to reprint, what is the cost?

    Cheri

  25. John Given says:

    Hi Ron,
    I have came across your cartoons on the web and would like to use a few, with your permission, on our clubs website in Belfast, N. Ireland. I am in the process of doing a complete revamp and I think our members would appreciate your work.

    Thanks,
    John.

    • C. Cabot says:

      See, your cartoons are a hit with lawn bowlers! I will be using one of your cartoons in the March BowlsUSA  newsletter. I will send an issue to you.

      Thanks again, Cheri Cabot

      ________________________________

  26. Alison East says:

    Hi Ron, I have just come across your cartoons on Pinterest, I am a lawn bowler, your cartoons are very true and funny, I would like your permission to use a few of them on a bowling face book page I have created.
    Thank you Alison

  27. Derek says:

    Hi Ron,would i be able to use some of your cartoons on the bowls club website from time to time please.
    regards Derek

  28. Dave Moate says:

    Hi Ron,
    I am interested in using several of your cartoons on some drink coasters. Can you please contact me if this is possible.
    Cheers,
    Dave

  29. Pam Maslin says:

    Hi Ron, my husband is responsible for the McLaren Vale Bowling Club website while I administer the Facebook Page for the Club and also produce powerpoint presentations used in the club rooms to advertise events etc. We would love to be able to have permission to use your fabulous cartoons in all 3 areas…website, Facebook and presentations. Would this be possible please?

  30. Hi Ron, apologies for a similar comment to so many of the above. Have stumbled across your work and think that it is simply fantastic. Is it possible to get permission to include your artwork in newsletters and / or our club website.
    Have you published a book yet?
    Just know that it could be a best seller.

    Tanya

  31. Stacey Eaton says:

    Hi Ron, As with the posters above I would love to have permissions to user your Roll Up cartoons in the newsletter for the Mt Xavier Golf & Bowls Club.

  32. Barbara Butterworth says:

    I have yet to have a response from my request of January 29, 2014 and wonder if Ron has had a chance to think about this as yet. Our Bowling Club is very small but such a friendly crowd and they would love to see antics of their comedic counterparts in our newsletter.

  33. Dave Moate says:

    Hi Barbara,

    You are welcome to use Ron’s cartoons from this link only
    http://www.lawnbowlshypnosis.com/downloads.html

    Conditions of use are on this page and make sure you checkout the products on offer featuring some of Ron’s best cartoons.

    ATTENTION ALL CLUB NEWSLETTER WRITERS

    Ron has given permission for you to use his cartoons on your website or newsletter BUT ONLY THE CARTOONS from the download page at
    http://www.lawnbowlshypnosis.com/downloads.html

    If you have any questions about Ron’s cartoon products which currently include, bar runners, magic coffee mugs, drink bottles, stubby holders and bowls cloths coming soon, you can contact me at sales@lawnbowlshypnosis.com Tel 08 8389 6778

    Good bowling Barb, have a great season.

  34. Simon says:

    Hi Ron,
    I have come across your brilliant works on a google search and would love to share them on my bowls facebook page with your permission. Hope to hear from you soon

  35. Dave Moate says:

    Bowls cloths – large and small featuring Ako’s Cartoons are now available:

    These are Great Gift Ideas – check them out now at:

    http://www.lawnbowlshypnosis.com

  36. Abi Cane says:

    Hi ron,
    Hi Ron,
    Hi Ron, We sponsor our local bowls club in Reporoa, and would like to use one of your cartoons in a sign to go up on their fence…. is this possible?? my email is abi@centraltransport.co.nz
    Thanks
    Abi Cane

  37. John Leitch says:

    Hi Ron,

    The Bigpond email address I had for you is no longer working ?

    Thought the following might inspire a Bowls Cartoon

    ******************************************************************

    Last night one of our bowlers was stopped by the police at midnight and asked where he was going.

    “I’m on the way to listen to a lecture about the effects of alcohol and drug abuse on the human body.”

    The policeman asked, “Really? And who’s going to be giving a lecture at this time of night?”

    “My wife”, came the reply.

    *******************************************************************

    Cheers, John

  38. Judith Tuckey says:

    Hi Ron. Back in 2013 you very kindly gave me permission to use your cartoons on our Club Website. Unfortunately, the website is no longer running. However, in the meantime I have been writing a bowls notes column in our local free paper and including photos of bowlers etc. when available, so I was wondering if I could use your cartoons, now and then, in my column as I feel it would give my notes more interest, particularly as your cartoons do illustrate some of the wobblies I have witnessed players throw in a moment of madness during and after a game. I look forward to hearing from you. Many thanks. Kindest regards, Judith Tuckey.

  39. Dave Moate says:

    Hi Judith,
    You are welcome to use Ron’s cartoons from this link only
    http://www.lawnbowlshypnosis.com/downloads.html

    Conditions of use are on this page and make sure you checkout the products on offer featuring some of Ron’s best cartoons.

    ATTENTION ALL CLUB NEWSLETTER WRITERS

    Ron has given permission for you to use his cartoons on your website or newsletter BUT ONLY THE CARTOONS from the download page at
    http://www.lawnbowlshypnosis.com/downloads.html

    If you have any questions about Ron’s cartoon products which currently include, bar runners, magic coffee mugs, drink bottles, stubby holders and bowls cloths, you can contact me at sales@lawnbowlshypnosis.com Tel 08 8389 6778

  40. Joy Clarke says:

    Hi Ron,

    Just was browsing through your cartoons and have to say love your work.

    I was in the process of printing some coaster for a few bowling clubs that we support in Perth WA.
    I would like to have your permission to uses some of you cartoons on these please, if that was at all possible.

    I look forward to hearing from you.

  41. Hi Ron (Ako) We are a small bowls club in Northern Gold Coast QLD would we be able to post some of your work on our page to give the members a funny awesome picture for the week? Looks forward to your reply, and a big thank you for all your incredible work.
    Nat:

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