Make your maps more engaging – have them as cartoons!

Everyone loves a cartoon. Whether we see them in the newspaper or online, they never seem to fail to engage their audience in a meaningful way. They are a great way of conveying information or a story to audiences of all ages in an interesting and appealing fashion. With this in mind, why should it be any different for your business?

When we visit festivals, theme parks, hotels, or even castles, it’s not uncommon for some of them to have a fun cartoon map to show visitors around. This creates a relaxing and fun atmosphere right from when they first look at it to see where they are going. It can also mean that people do not have to be able to understand the text to be able to gain information from the map. This means that your information is accessible to a wider range of audiences than it would have been otherwise.

Kids Kingdom - cartoon map. Crazy bikes, big top tent, Sooty and Sweep entertainment

Another advantage to having cartoon maps drawn of your offices or grounds means that they are more accessible to children, who might find more formal maps either confusing or hard to understand. Cartoon maps create a more friendly and inviting atmosphere feel that engages children more effectively than a normal map might do. Adding happy and friendly looking people to certain points on the map can attract children to certain family-orientated parts of your map. More importantly in some cases, making points bright and appealing to children can help them to identify where to go if they are lost or in an emergency such as a fire.

But what about an environment that isn’t necessarily children or family orientated such as corporate offices? Every good manager knows that a workforce that has a high moral will, in turn, work harder for your company. While a cartoon map is unlikely to be the missing piece of the puzzle that will finally make your workforce work harder, it can help to create a more inviting and friendlier atmosphere in their place of work. A more inviting atmosphere is also a big advantage for welcoming visitors to the office as it will make them feel more at home!

Overall, cartoon maps are a great asset to have in any environment. Whether they are for the purposes of navigation, entertaining children, or just creating a more inviting atmosphere for your workforce, they will make a nice addition to any piece of information.

For your next cartoon map please contact Richard: email 

PennFest cartoon map, map of festival site, main arena

How To Lift Correctly – Damage Your Discs And There’s No Going Back.

Health and safety animation video.

One third of all work place injuries are as a result of manual handling techniques. Reduce the hazard from manual handling by using
mechanical aids, team handling, safe lifting techniques & positioning, etc.
1. One foot forward, make a steady base.
2. Unlock the knees, let your thighs take the load
3. Move your feet…don’t twist your spine.
4. Keep it close – don’t overstretch yourself.

If you would like to license this health and safety animation and use it in your company training programme. Or have it customised with your company logo or details.
Please contact Richard on 00 44 1246 209034 or email

I’m also happy to make edits to the video to suit your needs.

Use the above details if you want a bespoke whiteboard animation creating to highlight health and safety hazards. Remember, H & S cartoons can save life or limb!

For other health and safety videos here on YouTube:

Warehouse health and safety hazards:

Manually pulling-pushing a load:

Manual-handling Lifting a load correctly and safely:

Working in confined spaces:

Manual handling:

Incorrect-correct lifting:×8

Safety Rules In The Workplace:

Man Eating Machine – Do not remove guard prior to insulation:

Other motivational cartoons at:

You Have To Take Health And Safety Seriously!

You really have to take Health and Safety seriously – I mean it could save life or limb. And what better way than to use a cartoon to illustrate hazards!? Here’s a cartoon I drew to point out hazards in a care home. You could use this to train your staff – ask them to point out the safety hazards in this cartoon. cartoon of care home showing safety hazards, worker in high heels, patients smoking in non smoking area, trip hazard, medicine cupboard left open, stair carpet has rips in it, incorrect lifting and carrying too much


You can purchase a licence for this cartoon from: