Vimrod

Vimrod was a daily cartoon that ran from 2003 to 2013. See the dailies on Facebook.

Vimrod was created in Stoneridge, a beautiful old house in a fynbos garden on Central Beach in Plettenberg Bay, South Africa in 2003. It started as stream-of-consciousness sketchbook thoughts, but soon took on a voice of its own. The cartoon was named after two Johannesburg primary school friends, Wim (pronounced Vim) and Rodney.

Vimrod exploded in the UK in 2004/5 (we were living in London at the time) with greetings cards being sold in the millions, soon followed by a bizarrely large bunch of other gift products (including cakes, knickers, boxer shorts, lipgloss and chocolates), and a 14 title book deal with Harper Collins. Vimrod was embraced by a plethora of retailers in the UK, the US, Canada, Australia and NZ, featured in ads on TV and and even in trains on the London Underground.

On 30 October 2013, the (possibly) final Vimrod cartoon (No. 8778) was published.

The historical archive of Vimrod images can been seen on flickr here.

P.S. we might start it again in a year or two, so by all means join the Vimrod mailinglist below. One never knows…

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