About Me

I’m Sheila Hollingworth, a writer and cartoonist who lives in Daylesford, Australia. I have been creating cartoons for probably 20+ years, initially just for family and friends. In recent years I have been a bit more serious about trying to get my work out there in the ‘real world’ and have had more than 500 cartoons published in a range of newspapers, magazines, special interest newsletters and  greeting cards.

In 2003 I produced a collection of the first 80 of my pet hates cartoons in a limited edition book titled (funnily enough) ‘Pet Hates’ . It was launched as part of my first cartoon exhibition, which was part of the second Words in Winter Festival in Daylesford.

I’m a self-confessed technological Luddite who needs to be dragged kicking and screaming into the ever-changing world of cyber space. But I do have a website (www.cartoonsbysheila.com), which has examples of some of my other work, and more information about me (in case you’re interested).

And now I have my blog, which I initially set up as a self-imposed challenge to make sure I had 365 pet hates cartoons by the end of 2010. Not only did I succeed in my initial goal, but I maintained the pace through the first half of 2011 before taking a break.  Who knows – one day I might achieve the oft-touted goal of ‘1001 things that annoy us’.

Not all of the topics in my pet hates (or pet peeves) series are things I personally hate, although many of them are. Rather, I hope they reflect the many little things that can get under our collective skins. But in case you’re interested in what I do personally hate, here are my top three – I hate cooking, shopping and politics!

But I love making people laugh and I hope I manage to do that for you!

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24 Responses to About Me

  1. Bruce says:

    Well done on getting the site up and running, Sheila. It looks great.

  2. Ali says:

    Your cartoons definitely made me laugh!

  3. Anne Gleeson says:

    Cute Sheila; some relly good ones. Guess what? I am moving to Daylesford on the 1st March 🙂

  4. Charles D'Anastasi says:

    Sheila,these cartoons are witty and smile-producing.

  5. Victoria says:

    Congratulations Sheila. I look forward to my daily chuckle.

  6. Rod Horsfield says:

    Hi Sheila

    Look forward to getting a daily laugh fix. I thought I had subscribed earlier but perhaps I hit the wrong button. One of my pet hates is that there is nothing you can do to argue with your computer.

    Good luck with entering cyberspace.

    Rod

  7. Jan says:

    Does this mean I too have entered the blogosphere? Came upon you by chance and am enchanted, although I now realise I purchased your Pretentious Art card a while ago but did not know its provenance. Our funny bones connect.

  8. vshout says:

    Sheila, I went through your site tonight. You never seem to run out of funny ideas.

  9. myworldbyme says:

    Lmao. Funny blog that is definately dedicated to pet peeves.

  10. Georgie says:

    Hi Sheila.
    I love your cartoons. Do you mind if I use some of them on my facebook page? I will reference your name. I am a pronunciation teacher and my students would love your cartoons!

  11. grace says:

    Hi Sheila, I’m planning to use one of your pet peeve slides about powerpoint in a powerpoint! I’ll put in an attribution to you + a link to your blog in the notes section. 🙂 Is that ok with you?

  12. Joanne says:

    Hi Shelia, I would like to use your cartoon with the spider web and copyright in a powerpoint presentation about the importance of obtaining an appropriate licence prior to using material and was just wondering if I could do so with your cartoon. I would be grateful if you could let me know how I would go about doing that!

  13. Joanne says:

    Shelia, I was wondering whether it would be possible to use your cartoon in a presentation on copyright and obtaining appropriate permission? It is a great cartoon! I would be grateful if you could let me know. Kind regards, Joanne

    • Hi Joanne,

      Sorry I haven’t been checking my blog for a while – thanks for checking with me and yes, I am happy for people to use my work as long as they indicate where the cartoon was from.

      I presume you did whatever you thought was right – given my silence!

      Apologies again!
      Sheila

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