Wednesday, 1 July 2015

Monday, 29 June 2015

FutureQuake - Retirement Day

Have done the artwork for 5-page strip 'Retirement Day' in latest edition of FutureQuake no.27.

It's written by Daniel Bell (who's no slouch when it comes to the art department also), lettered by FutureQuake supremo Bolt-01 and was a lot of fun to do.

I wanted to keep the pages direct, clean and simple black and white ink art, no greyscale shading or Photoshop twiddlings involved.

It can be bought here, along with previous issues.

Tuesday, 2 June 2015

Crouch End Cartoon Arts Festival - 2015

Poster design: Sean Azzopardi

I'm attending CECAF for the second time this saturday, 6th June 2015 at the Earl Haig Hall, Crouch End, North London. The inaugural event was last November, now it's been moved to summertime to appear as part of events in the Crouch End Festival, the area I'm currently living in in London.

The event is curated by Sean Azzopardi. He did a great job last year creating an event that was fun, relaxed, had a great sense of community and was accessible to everyday non-comic book civilians. So I'm looking forward to taking part again.

I'll be selling comics, prints, original art pages and will have comic pages on display of current projects that are either in progress or have yet to see print. Come and say hello y'all!

A link to a review of last years event by Antony Ezoyeh for the Down the Tubes British comics site, which has a mention of myself, can be found here.

Image: Antony Ezoyeh/Down the Tubes

NOTE 08/06/15: It's all done and dusted, good day out, met some great people from first CECAF and some new faces, so all good. Here's a review of the event from Down the Tubes by roving reporter Antony Esmond (including a gormless photo of me).

Tuesday, 26 May 2015 - 2015

Have revised and updated main portfolio site:

Have locked in to keeping sketchbooks on the go in the last year so now there's an added 'Sketch' section.

Wednesday, 29 April 2015

Tuesday, 28 April 2015


Have created this illustrated piece for Belfast-based newly established label Yoshiwara. They're focusing on releases of doom/stoner/metal and just downright esoteric material.

The name is taken from the club featured in Fritz Lang's Metropolis (1927) so the direction was 'do something with art deco feel and if possible throw in something dark/fantastic/satanic'. Had a blast doing this as love Art Nouveau/Art Deco stylings and trappings and intersected with dark, murky stuff just made it all the more fun to work on.

It involved original ink elements such as figures scanned in, then a lot of background/environment stuff built up as vector elements in Illustrator, then colouring and textures applied and tweeked in Photoshop. Haven't really had the time this weather to build anything up in that time-consuming intricate fashion so was nice to get to work this up.

Below is illustration containing the Yoshiwara logo created by Will Broadbent, drummer of band Ogre who do a great line in Sabbath 70s-style heavy doom metal. They've released material through the Yoshiwara label.