Wednesday, 26 September 2007

Look into my eyes...

...the eyes, the eyes, look into my eyes...

You *will* buy my t-shirts...

>pant pant<...

Don't then.

Monday, 24 September 2007


Yesterday I was gonna write that I'd managed to complete eleven pages of the Conan Doyle strip in a week (productive for me, admittedly not for some others), thanks in part to drawing it whilst fast punk music played (and having no life, natch), but I thought that sounded dumb. THEN I happen across this wonderful video of Manu Larcenet, one of my favourite current comic artists, demonstrating the very same thing. Weird, huh?

Contrastingly, this panel took two (long) Neurosis tracks to draw and the rest of the album to tweak and tone. The struggle continues.

Sunday, 23 September 2007


...finished the Conan Doyle adaptation. A few more panels from it:

Friday, 14 September 2007


Some more panels from John Barrington Cowles. I haven't had the time to work on this in 9 months but ought to get back on it.

A page from Vinyl Underground issue 1, out on October 3rd. Cameron and Guy did a truly lovely job on this page imo.

Friday, 7 September 2007

Seine it all before

A discarded Paris picture. I drew this before redrawing it as that. I think I felt I shoulda stuck with existing characters instead of introducing unknown ones. Mind you, pretty much all I did was change their hair styles... I flipped them because...

(Notices reader has fallen asleep. Gently pulls blanket around reader, kisses reader's cheek and tip-toes out of the room, shushing a creaky floorboard)

Thursday, 6 September 2007

John Barrington Cowles

This is a page from an adaptation of Arthur Conan Doyle's John Barrington Cowles for an upcoming volume of Graphic Classics.

Also! At a one day international a couple of weeks ago I shook England cricketer Monty Panesar's hand. Twice. The second time was to prove I'd done so the first time, and because 8 pints of 'Thorn had accidentally fallen into my mouth.

Tuesday, 4 September 2007

Beatnik T-shirt

2-colours on heather grey, available for men in sizes S, M, L and XL, or as a fitted tee for women in sizes M, L and XL. As with the Vapid design I've yet to get 'em up on my site, but do contact me via my profile if you'd like to buy one in the meantime. they're £10 postpaid to UK residents. Foreign orders, we'll work something out. My photos continue to suck, but please note the attention to continuity by way of the just visible French cafe chair "prop" ;) Even if I've failed to convey the lovely printing again...

Newsarama have a preview of The Vinyl Underground issue 1 up here, including this double page spread (but with the text in place). It's drawn in a more realistic style than I'm used to. It's been tough, but rewarding. I owe a great deal to Cameron Stewart's beautiful brush work and his overall artistry and experience. It's exactly the look I hoped for of such a collaboration. Also check out Guy Major's striking colouring, these low res files don't really do justice to it's sophistication. Anyway, it's out on October 3rd and monthly thereafter, and yes, I have got the fear ;) More on this title later.