Thursday, 20 October 2016
I was asked by the British Council in Toronto to work on a project re-interpreting one of Shakespeares sonnets, as an exchange with the Canadian cartoonist John Martz.
We will be introducing the results of this project on Sunday at the International Festival of Authors in Toronto. I'l post more about the project following the event..
The Backs of Houses.
My LRB cover for last month, depicting a chair perched on a fence on the outskirts of Newport (seen from the window of a train). This began as a tiny watercolour sketch, and it took numerous attempts to turn into a full size artwork.
I ended up using a black chinagraph crayon for all the mark-making, to keep some of the softness of the initial watercolour, I wanted the image to feel like a fleeting glimpse from the window, and somehow using solid black ink had too much finality, and made the image far too static.
Monday, 18 July 2016
This is the cover that I created for Richard Kings Original Rockers, published by Faber.
Original Rockers is a beautifully vivid and heartfelt account of Bristols Revolver Records, and the music scene that surrounded it in the 1990s.
Wednesday, 2 March 2016
Tuesday, 1 March 2016
Monday, 22 February 2016
Sunday, 21 February 2016
I had the pleasure of running a comic book workshop with Creative Youth Network in Bristol, as part of the Zine making course with Bristol Cable.
It was a really fun, energetic and creative day with a fantastic group.
You can see the full zine that came out at the end of the course ( including the comics from this workshop) HERE.
It's the eleventh day of the eleventh month and Jonathan Coe's NUMBER 11 is out today. This state-of-the-nation satire is about the hundreds of tiny connections between the public and private worlds, and how they affect us all. #penguinstagram #bookstagram #igersbooks #books #reading #satireA video posted by Penguin Books (@penguinukbooks) on
Here is a great little animated promo for Jonathan Coe's novel animated by David Horsburgh
Jonathan Coe's fantastic new novel Number 11, published by Penguin books 2015.
The cover includes a belly band that hides the underground section of the illustration until its removed. I wrote a piece about the process of creating this artwork on the Penguin by design blog here.