Friday 27 November 2009


A panel from Dark Rain.

Thursday 12 November 2009

NOLA Illustration

Pencils:Initial doodle:I've just returned from a trip to New Orleans where I was photographing locations for Dark Rain and hooking up with the books' author, Mat Johnson. A fine and talented man.

It's of course a varied and complex city, but I think the bright and playful colours of many of it's homes sum it up best for me. This sense of joie de vivre - as well as the true kindness I was shown there - makes knowing what it's residents went through in the aftermath of Katrina all the more appalling and incomprehensible. I highly recommend you visit if you haven't already, it's a special place.

Anyway, I'll have to get some photos up and waffle more, but in the meantime I hope you like this picture, it was fun to draw.

Tuesday 20 October 2009

Dabny and Emmit...

...from the forthcoming DC/Vertigo book, Dark Rain:

Sunday 11 October 2009


Here are two pictures I've painted for my mother as Christmas presents over the years. They're acrylic mixed with plaster on canvas, the first painted in 2000, the second in 2002 or 2003.
The second one is of the Rue de Seine in Paris and is based on a photograph by Eugène Atget. I love this distinctive building, infact I had Juliet walk past it in Paris:
That view was based on photo I took, so to make sure it was a little closer to it's 1950's incarnation I cross-referenced this photograph by Peter Cornelius, allowing me to get the right "NON" grafitti in there etc!

And speaking of 'Paris', David P. Welsh kindly mentions it here.

Thursday 17 September 2009

Monday 14 September 2009

Sunday 6 September 2009

Children's book work

A photo of assorted illustrations prior to being toned. The photo's a bit blurry because I was having to fend off a cat with my foot, it was clearly her life's goal to walk across them. It was still easier than scanning them, though.

They're Indian ink on Bristol board and here's a close-up of one.

Wednesday 19 August 2009

Thursday 13 August 2009

Children's book sketches

For the follow-up to Track Attack by Betty Hicks.

Tuesday 11 August 2009

A peek behind the scenes of Dark Rain

Additional info: These are the pencils to one of the pages posted on the Vertigo blog and the first I drew as it so happens.

Thursday 6 August 2009


Information about Dark Rain, the forthcoming DC/Vertigo book I'm proud to be illustrating here. It's written by Mat Johnson and this is a sample picture I did for it:

Tuesday 4 August 2009


Sketches from a trip to the Greek island of Meganissi. Disappointed I didn't draw (much) more - I got into it when it was almost time to leave. I'll have to have a word with myself or go for two weeks next time.

I was trying out a Rotring 'art pen' for the first time and whilst the nib itself is passé, I had fun making a mess with it's non-waterproof ink.

Friday 24 July 2009


A pregnant woman and a girl looking at a fifty foot-away doll.

Tuesday 21 July 2009

Track Attack

That children's book I illustrated and keep banging on about is out today.You can now follow me on Twitter!

Friday 3 July 2009

Sunday 28 June 2009


...for Total Guitar in '04. Something tells me I drew this at the same time...

Wednesday 24 June 2009

Book cover...

...for the follow-up to Track Attack.

Saturday 20 June 2009

Come On, Pig...

Drew this for the mighty Profane Existence zine back in the day.

Friday 12 June 2009

Track Attack

Here are the cover pics for 'Track Attack', written by Betty Hicks and illustrated by me. I've already posted numerous preparatory sketches and interior illustrations from it.Here it is on publisher Roaring Brook Press's website and for pre-order (it's not out until July) on or It's the fifth title in Betty's 'Gym Shorts' series. The first four were illustrated by Adam McCauley and I recommend his website.

Tuesday 9 June 2009


Spot the difference between penciled and finished art. I confess I thought that inkwell might be a little behind the times.
I do seem to be posting a lot of wholesome stuff at the moment, don't I? Not giving an accurate account of myself at all! I'm actually hard at work illustrating a graphic novel, but it's unannounced so I shouldn't post anything related to it yet. I will say that the script is ******* awesome though.

Sunday 31 May 2009

Wedding invite

Note that there was a last minute request to get the bride-to-be's cats in there. The up-hill struggle subtext was unintentional!

Monday 25 May 2009

Serge Gainsbourg

Drew this for a new blog started by Jonathan Edwards cryptically titled Draw Serge!
He's posted some awesome pics already and unless you don't want to draw Serge, you should consider contributing yourself!