Jenner has been an Australian newspaper and magazine cartoonist for over twenty years, drawing professionally and non-professionally in both the Australian and US scene in the small amount of time outside his duties as a full-time doctor. He is currently working in a city general practice, and has adopted the anonymous pen name Jenner as an ethical courtesy. Although a daily strip on the Internet is four years old, his Doc Rat character has been appearing in medical and non-medical magazines for over a decade, including Bush Alert, vicdoc and the Medical Journal of Australia. Jenner currently editorial cartoonist for Australian Doctor Weekly.
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Eurofurence bound

Off to see the world – No more blues

Here, dear readers, is the update on the Doc Rat (Platinum Rat Productions) studio. All relocated, set up and working. 

Now, I’m on a month’s holiday in Britain and Germany, including EuroFurence 24, in Berlin.

And now, here a fascinating thing. Have you ever wondered just how far back in time Doc Rat goes? Well, I dipped into my vault of early work and made compilations of the single panel gags. They haven’t seen the light of day since their original magazine publications as early as 1995. But you may spot many of the jokes as ones that later reappeared in the Doc Rat strips we know today.

Please enjoy the upcoming procession of gags detailing Doc Rat’s humble origins. And after that, it will be definitely back into new works from the canon.

August/October 2018

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On the bright side, I have managed to create a new caption competition. Click here to have a go! 

And… the winners of the three pictures from the past year have now being selected!
Click on each picture to reveal the winners and all the funniest suggestions. 
 

Jul/Sep 2017

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Oct/Dec 2017

Roger Chittock caption competition winner CC-76

Jan/Jul 2018

Joe Kesselman caption competition winner CC-77

 

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Desperatoin mass production

Restitution blues

Here, dear readers, is the update on the Doc Rat (Platinum Rat Productions) studio. Having moved office from one building across town to another building, followed by another move across corridor from one room to another, I’ve finally got the furniture shifted, boxes re-opened, wires and plugs connected, and am now making a major marathon effort to build up a four-week bank of Doc Rat for your enjoyment. I thank you for chilling out with the past four weeks of character sketches.

But here’s the fascinating part: Have you ever wondered just how far back in time Doc Rat goes? Well, I dipped into my vault of early work and made compilations of the single panel gags. They haven’t seen the light of day since their original magazine publications as early as 1995. But you may spot many of the jokes as ones that later reappeared in the Doc Rat strips we know today.

On August 20, I will be departing for a month’s holiday in Britain and Germany. That explains another reason for the pressure: I’m  hurriedly making my preparations for EuroFurence 24, in Berlin.

Please enjoy the upcoming procession of gags detailing Doc Rat’s humble origins. And after that, it will be definitely back into new works from the canon.

August/October 2018

Caption competition 078

 

On the bright side, I have managed to create a new caption competition. Click here to have a go! 

And… the winners of the three pictures from the past year have now being selected!
Click on each picture to reveal the winners and all the funniest suggestions. 
 

Jul/Sep 2017

Henry Gutman caption competition winner CC-75

Oct/Dec 2017

Roger Chittock caption competition winner CC-76

Jan/Jul 2018

Joe Kesselman caption competition winner CC-77

 

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Jan/Jul 2018

Jan/Jul 2018 Caption Competition

The winning entry is Joe Kesselman, Arlington, Massachusetts, USA
 
SPECIAL MENTIONS
“I think someone’s trying to tickle my appetite.”
– Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales, UK
 
“Yes, I know you’re not enthusiastic about continuing your hemodynamometry on the treadmill, but I got that covered.”
– Jochen Bern, from Germany
 
“It does appear that you have “white feather” syndrome.”
– Tracey Yothers, DeSoto, Texas, USA
 
“I didn’t realize the stress test was going to be this difficult!”
– Wayne Cook, Michigan, USA
 
“Colonel Sanders goes fox hunting.”
– M Henry, Reidsville NC USA
 
 “Pressure down.” 
– Jenner
 
 
 
 
Oct/Dec 2017

Oct/Dec 2017 Caption Competition

The winning entry is Roger Chittock, Stoke-on-Trent, England, UK
 
SPECIAL MENTIONS
 
“Someone on the Internet is WRONG!  I MUST correct them!”
– Niall Shapero, Los Angeles, California, USA
 
“Oh cluck, my computer’s hard boiled!”
– Gildedtongue, Conway, New Hampshire, USA
 
“FUBAR – Fowled Up Beyond All Recognition.”
– Jim Hayden
 
“The worst part of turning the Doc’s chicken scratch into computer files, is that I can only do hunt-and-peck.”
– Abel DuSable, Winnipeg Manitoba, Canada
 
“No wonder it’s Twitter. Those aren’t tweets; they’re twits!”
– Josh H. Knight
 
“What? The best cure for a cold is chicken soup?!”
– Christian Hennecke, Bochum, Germany
 
“Weird… I googled “hot chicks” but not one picture of an incubator has come up!”
– Lee Toop, Port Coquitlam, BC, Canada
 
 “Maybe I shouldn’t have entered ‘Chicks’ into my search engine”
– Rob Falconer, Llandough, Wales, UK
 
“Now THAT looks finger lickin’ good!”
– Wolfgang Bylsma, Perth, WA, Australia
 
 “OMG!!!  So THAT’S where eggs come from!”
– Jim Lane, Holly Springs, Mississippi, USA
 
 “So THAT’S what came first..?  MUM lied to me!!!”
– Alun Rundle, Newport, Wales
 
“Oh My, I’ve never seen such fowl language!”
– Craig Westlake, Ossian, Ohio, USA
 
“These aren’t hen ties!!”
– PunkTiger New Bedford, Massachusetts, USA
 
 “That’s not CORN!”
– Robin Barr, Port Richey, Florida, USA
 
 “Cluck-bait
– William Knudson, Bismarck, North Dakota, USA
 
 “Oh no! I just deleted the entire internet!! Mum’s going to be so mad at me…”
– Mick Dwyer, Tumbarumba, NSW, Australia (NSW is New South Wales, not…)
 
 “It’s…The full moulty!”
– Jenner
 
 
 
 
Jul/Sep 2017

Jul/Sep 2017 Caption Competition

The winning entry is Henry Gutman, San Jose, California, USA
 
SPECIAL MENTIONS
 
“Try our deep-fried lardburgers. You’ll never go back to anything else… (Of course, you won’t be able to go forward either, but still…)” 
– Jed Martinez, Margate, Florida, USA
 
If you super size your order, you’ll get a free prescription for Lipitor or Crestor!
– Josh Harrington Knight
 
“Better the devil you know from the Devil you know.”
– Mark Powell, Tacoma, Washington, USA
 
“Hasty Taste: Good To The Last Glop!”
– Mitch Marmel
 
“Now with 20% less people.”
– Jeffrey Angus, Ranger, Texas, USA
 
“…and best of all, it’s no one you know.”
– Tristan MacAvery, Syracuse, New York, USA
 
“We had to have 1,000 caps reprinted after someone put an N instead of the H.”
– Valerie Falconer, Penarth , Wales
 
“Don’t you just love the little burger?”
– Jenner