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What is the 'Kartoon Faktory'?

Kartoon Faktory takes the concept of the satirical cartoon to a whole new level!

Bringing humour to the masses, Kartoon Faktory’s comedic view on life can be found in the form of art prints, books, tea towels, aprons, fridge magnets, mugs and many more besides.

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Frankenstein
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Mr Jersey
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St Ouens Bean
Waiter

Who we are

Founder Cameron McPhail and illustrator Oli Nightingale aim to redefine the concept of the satirical cartoon by producing a well-designed piece of humorous art; every cartoon has become a uniquely, comical product in their own right.

The Dynamic Duo

Cameron McPhail, the founder of Kartoon Faktory, hails from Glasgow and impressively has a PhD in economics (a REAL doctor!!) and found his way over to Jersey here in the Channel Islands in his high-flying career in finance.

However, over the years and unknown to many, Cameron had been collating a plethora of comedic ideas – he just needed someone to help him visually express and bring to life his clever word play….

Enter stage left Oli Nightingale A.K.A. the “The Olistrator”. Oli grew up in Jersey and became a freelance illustrator in 2009 after completing his animation degree in the UK.

 

Cameron and Oli with some of their cartoons

Art from Magpies and Mischief

Cameron and Oli met when Oli was working in a call centre while saving up to go travelling, where in between calls he would spend his time doodling away on pads, littering the office with his comic book creations. Cameron, who was a director at the same company, asked who drew them and the rest as they say is history.

They have since produced thousands of cartoons together that have regularly been published in newspapers and magazines including Private Eye, the Oldie and the Jersey Evening Post. The duo has also published several cartoon-based books, as well as the tongue in cheek Nationality Test book series and Oli also illustrates Cameron’s best-selling Magpies & Mischief Children’s book.

The creative engine that is Cameron’s imagination leads to the creation of many other projects, such as ‘Straight as an Arrow’ a series of humorous tales for his local neighbourhood newsletter and the Kartoon Faktory’s very own boy band ‘The Missing Links.’

Oli was runner up in both 2012 and 2013 in the UK Young Cartoonist of the Year Competition and now lives in northern Spain where, in between doodling away in his studio, he spends his time learning Spanish (he’s in the right place!) surfing and painting.

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Spot the Difference Competition T&Cs

  1. The Competition is open to all Channel Island, UK and Isle of Man residents excluding Kartoon Faktory employees, contractors or their direct family members. Entrants must be 12 years of age or older and entrants under the age of 16 must obtain permission from a parent/guardian before entering.
  2. To enter the competition, you must submit your guesses along with your name and an email address online at our website www.kartoonfaktory.com/spot-the-difference.
  3. Entries will be accepted until 11.59pm Monday 18th April 2022.
  4. There will be one winner.
  5. The winner will be chosen at random from all the valid entries received. The winner will be contacted and notified by email. The decision will be final, and no correspondence will be entered into.
  6. Kartoon Faktory will make three attempts to inform the winner as soon after the closing date as possible.
  7. Kartoon Faktory will arrange delivery by post or collection of the prize as soon as possible after the competition closing date. Collection will be from the Kartoon Faktory HQ in Grouville, Jersey.
    No purchase is necessary.
  8. The prize will be a bundle of Kartoon Faktory products.
  9. The prize is as stated, is not transferable, cannot be changed or substituted for a cash prize.
  10. Kartoon Faktory may request that the winner take part in publicity and Kartoon Faktory reserves the right to publish the winner’s name on the Kartoon Faktory website and social media profiles i.e. Facebook, Instagram and Twitter.
  11. By opting into communications with Kartoon Faktory you agree to receive marketing emails.
  12. All participants will be deemed to have accepted and be bound by these terms and conditions when entering this competition.
  13. Kartoon Faktory reserves the right to cancel the competition at any stage, if deemed necessary in its opinion, and if circumstances arise outside of its control. It also reserves the right to amend these terms and conditions at any time, without notice. Any changes will be posted on www.kartoonfaktory.com/spot-the-difference and such posting shall be adequate notice to all participants.
  14. No responsibility is accepted for ineligible entries or entries made fraudulently and Kartoon Faktory does not accept any responsibility for late or lost entries. Proof of sending is not proof of receipt.
  15. These rules are governed by the laws of Jersey, Channel Islands.