BREAKING NEWS – amazingly I have won an award, it is a thing, read about it here. It is the Myriad First Graphic Novel Competition Prize for my in progress project Biscuits (assorted) – you can see some of this if you scroll down. I will properly update this section soon. Aaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaah!
This is where I post new things I’ve been up to recently, for more examples of my work please browse through the portfolio posts above, and check out my blog posts in the feed to the right.
Warning: overuse of the word ‘Recently’, so, recently I have been mildly obsessed with drawing tourists taking photos of themselves and each other.
Also Recently my output and stayputathomeput has been comic-centric. I’ve been writing comics reviews for Broken Frontier and The Quietus and working on my own first medium length comic publication which is a selection of short stories and observations set in London and loosely based on my project of drawing ladies coming out of cookie cutters that can be seen under the hashtag #3point52billion This will emerge as a book under the title Biscuits (assorted), you can see more pages from that in the comic section of the site along with other comic work.
Here is a sample
The beauty of doing short (often only 1 or 2 pages) stories is that I can also send some of the project to be in periodicals as I go along, like this page that can also be seen in Dirty Rotten Comics.This all started with the feminist poster I did for One Beat Zines. It combines a lot of my favourite things and ways of working, i.e. drawing words and collage and people and even a bird. I didn’t expect it to spawn a whole big project and a book but that’s the way it goes guys, creativity breeds creativity and briefs breed, um, personal work.
On the bird front I have some really juicy ink drawings over on Artfinder including this swan piece that got a lot of love. I wrote a blog piece about how drawing birds is like drawing faces after this here.
In news of other places you can buy my work – never hesitate to get in touch if you would like to commision something birdy, portraity, illustrationy etc. If you prefer an off the peg model, you can also buy things like zines and sketchbooks from me on Etsy.
Individualised, I suppose you have to say “bespoke” name illustrations are available for commission through Little Carousel Gallery.
If you are interested in seeing what I have been drawing and collaging for fun since I was like, a teenchild, I made this video of all of my personal sketchbooks from 2001 to 2016.
Here are some recent live portraits from my latest outings around London
I’ve also been doing a good deal of hand lettering work recently, some of which you can see over on the Drawn Words gallery.