Hardball III

Wednesday, 10 December 2014

Sport and wisdom guys, sport and wisdom.
Did this one page comic a while back. I've been holding on to it for pretty much no reason.
So yeah, that's that. It was mega fun to do, and a good excuse to draw Dahlia again.


Thursday, 4 December 2014

A recent Sketch Daily! This time it's Ramona Flowers, you know, from Scott Pilgrim!
To quote myself - "The hammer bros got nothing on this one."
Those most certainly are words to remember kids.


Tuesday, 18 November 2014

Alright! Apologies for my lack of posts the last month, been kinda busy, you know how it is!
So to make up for it, I give you this, an illustrated embodiment of me goofing around for a day.
Proper posts soon yeah!


Thursday, 2 October 2014

It's Swan in Icelandic, which you have certainly guessed by now;
the title to this captivating lullaby from Rökkurró, that I've listened to far too many times.
For those of you wondering what is being sung, here's a snippet, it begins like this:

'Alone she sat by the lake, and sang to him, bittersweet songs, until he appeared.
Swan, swan, please tell me: where to do you sail when the Sun goes?'

I simply think it's a lullaby worth passing on.


Tuesday, 16 September 2014

Another Sketch Daily edit from the other day.
This time it's Hit-Girl - the walking talking definition of kick-ass - slicing & dicing!

TGA: Other Maps

Friday, 5 September 2014

Recently I was commissioned to illustrate the song "Maps" by the Yeah Yeah Yeahs
for the summer issue of The Girls Are magazine. I had a couple of ideas for it,
and this is the one that didn't make the cut, but that's ok, 'cos I made that call.
You can see the one that made it in issue #3, out now!

C'mon, I had to plug that.

Nike Daily

Tuesday, 2 September 2014

A slight edit of a Sketch Daily from last month.
It's Nike! Handing out victories.

Hell No Kitty

Friday, 29 August 2014

You must have heard the news? This groundbreaking news!
So, apparently Hello Kitty is not a cat.
There's definitely been something lost in translation here.
Cos yeah, she's totally a cat. Like Mickey Mouse is a mouse and so on.


Friday, 15 August 2014

This is probably what happened before that first one.
Also, there's actually a ball in this hardball post this time.

Hardball II

Wednesday, 23 July 2014

Another render test from two doodles turned digital, dudes.
I suddenly wish there was a bigger story behind this.

Gorillaz Zine Ghost

Friday, 18 July 2014

It's Gorillaz' Del tha Ghost Rapper in some Rock the House gear!
This was my piece for the recent Gorillaz Fanzine put together by the wonderful comic illustrator Sammy Borras.

It's filled with illustrations, comics, articles, cosplay & more from various talented fans!
Sammy's currently selling the last of a limited run of them on Etsy, so snap one up before they're all gone. They're lovingly crafted and certainly worth a look, even unbiased me would agree.
You can get hold of a copy here.


Monday, 14 July 2014

This is a render test which has evolved into a little something else.
Her name is currently Dahlia Waleed, and that's all for now.

Douga: The Silent Well

Tuesday, 1 July 2014

A recent illustration of the band Douga for Amelia's Magazine.

You can listen to their new album The Silent Well in its entirety here.
It's pretty neat.

Spot the Dog

Thursday, 26 June 2014

A little tribute to Eric Hill who passed away recently.
For those who didn't know, he created this guy, Spot the Dog.
As a child I spent a lot of time reading and watching shows about this puppy.

Frank: I Love You All

Friday, 6 June 2014

That would probably be his response if he knew my thoughts on the film.

If you don't know about Frank, learn about Frank.
The music that the technically fictional band 'Soronprfbs' (that's right) 
creates throughout the film is quite great. Here's hoping the film's soundtrack is released as the Soronprfbs album.

If you saw the film, you may have struggled to get this song out of your head afterwards. 
I certainly did, for a good reason.

What he said.


Friday, 30 May 2014

Yeah ok! I saw the smallest woman lugging the biggest iMac I'd
ever seen around East London. I'm assuming this is what she went on to do next.

I mean, she couldn't possibly have been going to do anything else.


Friday, 23 May 2014

So the other day I put together the dumbest comic:
Ha, masterpiece amirite?!
Well this all happened because I walked past a guy wearing a hat with the phrase 'Bitches be Trippin' on it. This automatically popped into my brain. I didn't know what it actually meant, and had to google it later that evening.

I can feel my street credibility delving just that little bit lower.

We Can Be Heroes, Right?

Friday, 16 May 2014

Two super-powered beings,
just before they go do their super-powered things:

I celebration of their new Comics Unmasked exhibition, the British Library teamed up with Arts Thread to host a comics competition. This is my entry, taking on the theme 'We Can Be Heroes'

Cos those two, they're the good guys... right? I'm not sure either.

Stuck in the Sound: Let's Go!

Wednesday, 9 April 2014

The best music video I saw last year, came out the year before; Slow, bro I know.
It stars this delightfully scowling astronaut. He pretty much single-handedly 
got the band Stuck in the Sound on my radar, and for that, I thank him.

You'll want to watch this video, it's certainly worth it, 
from an animation and musical standpoint:

What Doesn't Kill You...

Friday, 4 April 2014

A couple of ink sketches of a couple more bikers,
thought it would be nice to put them together.
I might just turn this into some kind of print, what do you think?

I think this may have happened because I can't pull off leather jackets.
Or patches.


Wednesday, 2 April 2014

But hey, I'm not the only one, as Google proved yesterday for April Fools.
The other day I was rooting around some of my past sketches, and found a bunch of drawings of Pokemon trainer protagonist heads. I didn't want them to go to waste, so I drew the characters I'd missed and spruced them up digitally.

I couldn't remember why I had drawn them in the first place, so I turned them into this neat repeat pattern. I didn't know what to do with the pattern, so whilst I mull that over here it is. 
It currently makes a good front page for my website too.

Just sayin.

Pour Cyclist

Thursday, 27 March 2014

You are looking at a rather dramatic (and gif'd up) scene from a story of romance, 
self discovery and vehicular coming of age.

It's over guys. Last month saw the end of my cycling comic strip!
In case you missed it, you can read the whole thing on Cycle Camden's Facebook page. 
So if you're still wondering what happened to this poor chap, and if things gets better for him, 
what are you still doing here? GO READ IT!

David Byrne & St Vincent: Love This Giant

Friday, 21 March 2014

At the end of 2012, two of my favourite artists got together and released an album.
David Byrne & St Vincent:

You should give them a listen, 
they've put together the best use of brass instruments I've heard in a while.
I can't help but feel like dancing when I listen to this record, 
a cliché at best, but the truth, you might feel it too. 

Unfortunately I didn't manage to see them when they went on tour in the UK late last year, 
and that's something I'm still coming to terms with!

Lend them your ears, whilst I go and dream about them making a second record together:

On a related note, there's a chance you've seen St. Vincent's face pop up everywhere recently, and quite rightly so, her new self titled album is quite fantastic, theres a chance I'll talk about that another time.

Byker Biker

Tuesday, 18 March 2014

Did a fully digital test the other day, so I though I'd share it.

Everything I do usually requires me to at least sketch on paper first, 
but not this time. Straight to the tablet.

How did I do?

Twitch Played Pokémon

Thursday, 13 March 2014

On March 1st 2014, Red beat the Elite 4, with a few helping hands:

This is my little tribute to the original Twitch Plays Pokémon Red event.

For those who may have missed this, 'Twitch Plays Pokémon' is a massive online social experiment hosted by the game streaming site Twitch in which tens of thousands of people attempt to play the same game of Pokémon at the same time. This is done in real time by any member of the website inputting commands into the chat section of the stream. 

This obviously results in pure chaos.
The whole process has been oddly mesmerising, and at times hilarious. Red would run around in circles; taking hours to walk through a corridor, many pokémon have been accidentally thrown away, and don't even get me started on the Helix fossil.

I originally posted this tribute on twitter on the day the twitch viewers beat the original endgame.
Since then they've graduated to Pokémon Crystal, and are a good 11 days into it now.
You can check out their progress right here.

I've never wanted to play Pokémon so much as an adult than I do right now.


Wednesday, 12 March 2014

Ok so..... Thanks for sticking around!
Finally got here, Post 100. Only took 4 and a half years!
I know this isn't a big deal to a lot of people, but getting here is a rather nice thing for me.

As a personal celebration I made this little gif. 
Thought it would be interesting to see what one of my older characters from the start looks 
like loosely animated by the same hand today.
It has been a wonderfully self-indulgent process I must admit.

Man, flowers in the wind take a long time to animate.

I've got much more work to show you, here and elsewhere! I got a tumblr you see.
Might migrate there, or might keep both blogs, we'll see what happens I suppose!
I'll update both for the time being!
But yeah, keep your eye out for that.

I'd like to say more, but I feel like I've gone on for too long already.
Hopefully the future work shall speak for itself too.

Once again, thanks to anyone who has stopped by and had a little gander over the last few years.
As a thank you, here's snippet of the best thing I heard last year, enjoy: